Weighing Cloud Connectivity Options: Cost vs. Latency

Mitch Fonseca • September 24, 2019 • 1 minute read

Hybrid IT, Connectivity in Data Centers



When it comes to cloud connectivity, it’s not a one size fits all approach. You need to weigh your options based on your application’s latency tolerance.

The networks we use to live our lives and run our business are under pressure. Hybrid IT has brought us together and put the onus on the network to keep workloads connected. Most organizations operate a wide range of applications with diverse bandwidth, performance and cloud connectivity requirements.

But each application has a different latency tolerance as we discussed in a recent Data Center Frontier article. Higher latency might be more appropriate for SaaS applications differing from ultra-low latency critical for trading systems.

This calls for optimizing cloud connectivity and evaluating TCO vs latency. Colocation is playing a strategic role for cloud connectivity. And it’s not just one option. Businesses have three main options:

  1. Direct connect from your data center services to a cloud service provider via a cloud exchange
  2. Cloud on-ramp providers native in data centers
  3. Software-programmable interconnection

Cyxtera’s robust ecosystem of service providers, including carriers and cloud on-ramps, can connect you to ANY cloud from Cyxtera data centers with dedicated low-latency connections. Learn more about your connectivity options.



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Mitch Fonseca Chief Development Officer, Cyxtera

Mitch Fonseca

Chief Development Officer, Cyxtera