April 14, 2017 | Written by: Matthew Wilson
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Comcast Business has partnered with IBM to offer its customers a direct, dedicated network link to IBM Cloud and its global network of 50 data centers in 19 countries.
Using those direct links, customers will be able to access the network at speeds of up to 10 gigabits per second.
The partnership gives enterprise customers “more choices for connectivity so they can store data, optimize their workloads and execute mission-critical applications in the cloud, whether it be on-premise, off-premise or a combination of the two,” said Jeff Lewis, vice president of data services at Comcast Business.
Enterprises can also gain greater speed, reliability and security with dedicated links than with a standard, open internet connection. Services will be backed by a service-level agreement.
“Enterprises definitely need help with cloud implementations and anything that can make it easier for them is a good thing,” Jack Gold, an analyst at J. Gold Associates, told ComputerWorld.
Read more in ComputerWorld‘s full article.