Unbeatable access to clouds and SaaS
Organisations all around the world are increasingly dependent on cloud-based applications. Either by using their own applications running in a private or public cloud environment, or by using third party Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications that run somewhere in the cloud.
The way most organisations connect with these SaaS-applications won’t come as a surprise: by using the public Internet. The Internet is a well-proven way to reach any application, regardless of where it runs. It almost always works, and it has almost unlimited capacities.
However, the Internet is "Best Effort" and comes with risks and dangers, like unexpectedly high latencies, unpredictable routes, and cyber-attacks, undermining performance and making organisations that depend on the Internet vulnerable.
This is why, for mission-critical applications, it is necessary to create a dedicated route that bypasses the Internet
|Cloud Connect||SaaS Connect|
|Type of Cloud||Workload in datacenter||Software-as-a-Service|
|Cloud Location||Single geographical location||Geographically dispersed|
|Dedicated transport VLAN||Yes||Yes|
|Bypasses public Internet||Yes||Yes|
(/32 or bigger)
|Public IP address|
|Latency improvement||Minus ~40%*||Minus ~40%*|