Satellite operator Intelsat has announced a new capability as part of its global managed networking service called Intelsat Cloud Connect. The solution aims to help enterprises realise the full value of their cloud investments by ensuring their end users can access their cloud applications anywhere, anytime—even where traditional terrestrial connectivity infrastructure is unavailable.
Initially available to Intelsat FlexEnterprise customers, Cloud Connect currently supports Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute connectivity via the FlexEnterprise managed service, providing network service operators, and the businesses they serve, with a new level of flexibility.
Intelsat’s Cloud Connect provides a private gateway between a cloud service provider and cloud users, utilising Intelsat’s global integrated space-and-terrestrial network. This private gateway helps enterprises quickly extend cloud-based applications to virtually all of their locations, and to their remote workers—without having to build costly new terrestrial network facilities or rely on less secure, less reliable public internet connections.
Commenting on the new solution, Jean-Philippe Gillet, GM of Intelsat’s networks business said: “There are really two customers who benefit from Cloud Connect: our network service provider customers who can add a highly demanded feature to their enterprise networking offerings, and their enterprise customers, who can use it to quickly, cost-effectively and securely extend cloud-based applications where and when they need them—regardless of the condition of the local connectivity infrastructure.”