PCCW Global has launched the Online Cloud Connect service, providing connectivity to Microsoft’s cloud services.
The network-as-a-service product is based on PCCW Global’s software-defined network (SDN), and extends a customer’s MPLS network service to both Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Office 365, keeping those communications insulated from the public internet.
“Through an intuitive, easy to manage online service portal, our MPLS customers can now establish their own private connection to Microsoft Azure very easily and conveniently,” said Jordick Wong, senior vice president, Product and Vendor Management, PCCW Global. “The service portal offers online ordering and automatic provisioning, together with flexible subscription packages, starting from as little as a one-hour time slot. Customers can subscribe to the bandwidth they require from a range of 50Mbps to 1,000Mbps at the point of demand, and pay as they go without any human interaction being required.”
The Online Cloud Connect service will also soon add online ordering and automatic provisioning capabilities for other major public cloud service providers, PCCW Global said.