FiberLight Launches New Cloud Service For AWS, Azure And Google Cloud To Cut Connectivity Costs


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Telecom networking and data center provider FiberLight launched a new cloud service Tuesday to give customers dedicated connectivity to cloud providers including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud in an move to reduce connectivity costs.

The new FiberLight Cloud Connect service enables channel partners to help customers decrease costs compared with on-premises and public internet cloud connectivity solutions, according to the Albany, N.Y.-based company.  loud Connect provides a reliable and dedicated path over FiberLight's optical infrastructure to effectively connect to and access critical cloud data and applications with bandwidth capabilities from 100 Mbps to 10 Gbps.

[Related: Globalstar, FiberLight To Merge, Combining Satellite, Wireless Spectrum, Fiber Assets]

Marc Dyman, executive vice president and chief revenue officer for FiberLight, said as enterprises move toward hybrid cloud architectures, finding ways to access and scale connectivity to various cloud platforms is becoming critical to maintaining productivity while also reducing costs.

"Using Cloud Connect service, our customers will be able to access key cloud providers with dedicated fiber connectivity from commercial buildings in our core markets. FiberLight's state-of-the-art fiber network will enable greater reliability and performance of critical applications in the cloud while increasing the volume of customers to our data center partners," said Dyman in a statement.

In addition to AWS, Azure and Google, the service is also applicable to IBM, Oracle and Rackspace. FiberLight Cloud Connect will extend across Atlanta; Dallas; Tampa, Fla.; Virginia; and Washington and Washington D.C. regions.

Last month, satellite communications provider GlobalStar said that it will merge with FiberLight in a $1.65 billion deal that will combine satellite, wireless and fixed broadband assets. The merger will include investment from firm Thermo Acquisition. The new entity will be called Thermo Companies at the close of the deal.

FiberLight's products and services are present in 140 data centers and carrier locations, while also owning and operating more than 14,000 route miles of fiber in the U.S.

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