August 16, 2018 By Paul Hertzfeldt 2 min read

PacketFabric and IBM Cloud are teaming up

Now more than ever, it’s increasingly important for enterprises to leverage the latest next-generation technologies while protecting critical workloads, data, and investments. It’s also become increasingly vital to access your workloads with agility and speed. For your services, this means that a high-bandwidth, resilient, and security-rich network is critical to your bottom-line. With these factors in mind, we’re pleased to announce PacketFabric as an official member of IBM Cloud’s Direct Link Service Provider Program. 

Why PacketFabric and IBM?

IBM and PacketFabric collaborate to provide more choice and scalability for enterprises. The PacketFabric platform enables rapid and private connectivity to the IBM Cloud from a single dashboard. PacketFabric’s terabit-scale network offers scalable connectivity on-demand, and its broad network footprint, with over 150 locations worldwide, makes it easy for customers to reach the IBM Cloud from any point on-net. IBM and PacketFabric share mutual strengths in key industry verticals, such as the industrial, banking, and finance sectors, making our collaboration a natural solution for the growing demands of our customers.

PacketFabric customers can access IBM Cloud services in Dallas, Texas; San Francisco, California; and Washington, D.C. by connecting at any point on the PacketFabric network. With PacketCOR, the cloud on-ramp product offered by PacketFabric, enterprises can achieve dedicated and security-rich connectivity to IBM Cloud through Direct Link with a wide range of speed options.

Moreover, with PacketCOR, customers can seamlessly create hybrid environments from any location across PacketFabric’s extensive private network, regardless of where your access port is located.

Key benefits

A few key benefits of our collaboration include the following:

  • Instant provisioning: Connect to IBM Cloud Direct Link from PacketFabric’s web-based dashboard in under a minute. Once you’re connected to IBM Cloud Direct Link, you’ll gain access to high-speed data transfer to quickly move your mission-critical data.

  • Reliable architecture: With PacketFabric’s fully-redundant architecture, your connection won’t be interrupted. Combined with IBM Cloud Direct Link, you can seamlessly create a hybrid, multi-cloud architecture for your enterprise without exposure to the public Internet.

  • Choice and scalability: Choose from a wide variety of port speeds with room to grow on PacketFabric’s terabit-scale network, and gain access to IBM Cloud’s extensive catalog of Cloud Platform services.

Learn more

We look forward to helping enterprise customers usher in the era of next-generation technologies with secure, global, and rapid connections. 

Get started with Direct Link today

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