What is Direct Link?
IBM Cloud Direct Link helps ensure the security of sensitive data to and from the IBM Cloud. Back up or store huge volumes of data from your data center on IBM Cloud with predictable bandwidth costs. With a dedicated network connection, your transfer rates are fast, consistent and reliable.
Protect your sensitive, business-critical data by controlling every hop of its network path and avoiding exposure to the public internet.
With a direct connection to the IBM Cloud private network backbone, you now have a cost-effective option for moving large amounts of data for high-performance computing.
Designed for customers that need more consistent, higher-throughput connectivity between a remote network and their IBM Cloud environments.
Transfer of sensitive data
Customers moving sensitive financial, health or government-regulated data to and from the IBM Cloud platform helps ensure its security with IBM Cloud Direct Link.
Backup and storage of massive amounts of data
Back up or store huge volumes of data from your data center on IBM Cloud without paying for bandwidth. With a dedicated network connection, your transfer rates will be fast, consistent, and reliable.
IBM Cloud Direct Link Exchange
Gain private access to your IBM Cloud infrastructure, plus other Exchange Provider clouds. Ideal for multicloud connectivity in a single environment.
IBM Cloud Direct Link Connect
Gain private access to your IBM Cloud infrastructure, plus other Network Service Provider clouds. Ideal for multicloud connectivity in a single environment.
IBM Cloud Direct Link Dedicated
Create a single-cloud fiber cross-connection via a dedicated Service Provider in an IBM Cloud network point of presence (PoP).
IBM Cloud Direct Link Dedicated Hosting
Offers the lowest latency option for secure connectivity directly into the IBM Cloud POD where your compute workloads are running.
IBM Cloud Direct Link benefits
IBM Cloud Direct Link enables customers to create private connections between their remote network environments and their IBM Cloud deployments to support hybrid workloads.
Global reach with industry-leading partners
Leveraging IBM's new Service Provider Program, you can select from our growing ecosystem of Direct Link partners to create secure, hybrid connections for your workloads from all corners of the globe.
Flexible pricing options
From 50 Mbps to 10 Gbps, multiple port speeds are available at predicable pricing models that fit every budget, from small business to enterprise-scale organizations.
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