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New products, ideas, and services are constantly changing the definition of “best” in the technology market. In a world where technology constantly improves and even improves itself, it’s quite common to see one prominent platform rise to the top then fall to the bottom. However, even technologies that do eventually die are still the building blocks for future innovations with an even larger impact.
One of the most prominent technologies that is currently on the top is cloud direct connect. It’s tossed around as an industry buzz word, yet many people aren’t aware of its actual meaning and power. In reality, this one small buzz word could change the future of computing, global connection, and network reliance. With that in mind, here’s an overview of what cloud direct connect is and why it’s so important for the future.
What is cloud direct connect?
Cloud direct connect, however, is a bit more complex. Simply put, cloud direct connect is a connection between a private network and a public cloud. In the past, all connections to the cloud were from a public network into a public cloud, but with the rise of new technologies, different types of clouds have become available, including public, private, and hybrid. Direct connect allows you to interact with these clouds all from a private, dedicated network.
The main difference between direct connect and the previous solutions is the transition from public to private. With cloud direct connect, you can utilize your private network for cloud connection. Not only is this more convenient, but it also helps protect your data. When your data are stored in the cloud, they are not only backed up, but also less susceptible to being stolen.
With cloud direct connect, you take matters into your own hands and control your own destiny through a private network. This dramatically increases the system’s reliability because, as long as you do everything right on your end, your private server should be a lot more predictable and reliable than the Internet. Only you have access to it, so there’s a decreased risk that something could go wrong.
On the whole, speed might be the most improved element of technology. It seems like every new computing solution is faster than the one that came before, and cloud direct connect is no exception. In fact, the word “direct” itself should be a clue that it’s speed surpasses regular cloud uploads and downloads.
With this new system, you bypass the Internet and go straight to your cloud from your own network. This eliminates an entire step of the process, which not only increases reliability but also increases speed. As the famous mathematical principle states, “The shortest distance between two points is a line.” By directly connecting to the cloud, you’re connecting the dots in a straight line and increasing your speed by the same token.