When VPN gets more and more complex in Mainland China, businesses owning branch offices both overseas and in China had always been facing communication restrictions. However, in this era, new services and ideas had been constantly emerging to overcome these problems and to change the definition of “best” in the technology market.

One of the most prominent technologies that are currently at the top is cloud direct connect. Before understanding cloud direct connect in-depth, it is fundamental to understand the idea of cloud storage itself. Cloud storage is a form of data storage that replaces the traditional physical drive, such as a hard drive, and puts it into an online storage space. Today due to the increasing demand and usage of clouds, there are numerous cloud storage providers, such as Google, Microsoft, IBM, Alibaba Cloud, Tencent Cloud, Huawei Cloud as well as GOIP Aula, and others.

Cloud Direct Connect, however, is a bit more complex, however for a simple explanation, it is a connection between a private network and a public cloud. Before the birth of cloud direct connect, all connections to the cloud were from a public network to a public cloud.

The rise of new technologies had made a different types of clouds become available, for example, public cloud, private cloud, and hybrid cloud. Using Cloud Direct Connect, you can establish private connectivity between public clouds and your datacenter, office, or colocation environment, which in many cases can reduce your network costs, increase bandwidth throughput, and provide a more consistent network experience than Internet-based connections.

Cloud Direct Connect bypasses the Internet and goes 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.

The Cloud Direct Connect provides the benefits as follows:

  1. Reduces Your Bandwidth Costs
  2. Consistent Network Performance
  3. Private Connectivity
  4. Simple & Elastic
  5. Higher Level of Security
  6. Increases Speed

GOIP Aula Ltd being a professional ICT provider in both Mainland China and Hong Kong provides a wide spectrum of ICT and IT services including, Cloud Direct Connect service name as “Cloud Fast Connect” allows you to interact with these clouds from a private dedicated network with better security, stability and reliability.