The importance of having the right fiber optic distribution partner for successful cloud connectivity

Cloud Computing continues to revolutionize the way billions of people around the world interact and manage their businesses. 94% of companies say they currently use some type of cloud services. According to the International Data Cooperation (IDC), the global public cloud services market grew 24.1% YoY in 2020, with revenues totaling more than $312 billion.

High-bandwidth Internet connectivity is a critical factor in a complete cloud implementation. Bandwidth-intensive enterprise applications rely heavily on reliable Internet connectivity to optimize the storage and computing power of the cloud. For your transition to cloud computing, it is best to engage a fiber optic distribution partner that fits your cloud architecture.

Understanding cloud computing

Cloud computing consists of several layers, including a front-end (interface) and a back-end for your infrastructure. The interface is the side that your customers interact with through their devices and Internet connectivity allows the public to access the cloud and evaluate your product or services.

The back-end relates to the computers, facilities and data storage systems needed to power the interface with which the public interacts. It involves the deployment of high computing power, performing tens of billions of calculations per second to deliver the interface. As such, cloud computing can be divided into Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS).

Why is an experienced fiber optic carrier crucial to your cloud connectivity?

Cloud computing uses an Internet-based server layer, which replaces legacy systems. Your productivity in cloud services may depend on your Internet connectivity and bandwidth. Here are several reasons why you should consider fiber network services.

1. Speed

Cloud connectivity may require dedicated Internet access for your business. Fiber optics is currently the most efficient technology that can support the growing demand for cloud computing. It is the unsurpassed practical communication mechanism that can carry one trillion bits per second. In addition, fiber connectivity in the cloud can offer symmetrical speeds, providing a more stable network than other forms of Internet connectivity.

2. Scalability

IDC estimates that global data reach will continue to grow exponentially, reaching more than 175 Zettabytes by 2025 (one Zettabyte is roughly equal to one thousand Exabytes, one billion Terabytes or one trillion Gigabytes), with the majority on cloud servers. Your fiber optic infrastructure telecommunications operator can provide you with the easiest and most economical way to expand your connectivity for business expansion. A single optical fiber can carry more than 3,000,000 full-duplex voice calls or 90,000 television channels. Likewise, a good fiber optic operator can provide you with thousands of miles of dark fiber to help you grow your business.

3. Safety

As expected, 75% of companies switching to cloud computing report that security issues are their primary concern. Misconfiguration, unauthorized access, data sharing and insecure APIs are just some of the most pressing security challenges. Securing your Internet connectivity with a reliable and experienced fiber optic operator will allow you to enjoy a more secure connection. Another plus is that optical fiber does not radiate signals, making it difficult to hack or access.

UFINET: Your Fiber Optic Distribution Partner

Cloud computing and infrastructure are the future in IT, with fiber connectivity as the fuel to accelerate your business to full deployment. UFINET is a neutral fiber optic distribution operator and integrator that operates a vast network connecting Mexico, Latin America and the United States. Contact us to learn more about the benefits of integrating into our 75,000KM fiber network.

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