- The demand for connections to the cloud continues to grow in today’s market, but security within the IT-business network is also becoming more and more prominent.
- Companies often have no idea who can see the data they send, even if it’s encrypted.
- NDIX Cloud Connect guarantees a secure data connection to hyperscalers.
‘Hyperscalers’ refers to hyperscale data centres. These are data centres used by large companies such as Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon, for example. These data centres have at least 5000 servers, but they often have millions. These hyperscalers require an enormous amount of computer power.
NDIX can see that companies and institutions often want their data to be transferred to the cloud environment through a direct connection. Put simply, the cloud is data from a company that is stored outside their company walls. “You can see in the world that it is increasingly important to know what happens to your data, where it is and how the data is transported and stored,” says Dylan van Dijk, Innovation and Risk Manager at NDIX.
“We developed this direct connection to hyperscalers with our Innovation Team at NDIX. It allows us to guarantee secure data transport between the customer and where it is stored,” says Dylan van Dijk.
However, it is not only about where the data is stored. Another issue is that data transport is often not transparent. “It is increasingly important that data transport also takes place transparently and securely,” says Dennis Seppenwoold, Account Manager at NDIX. “Many users use a VPN to get to their cloud location, but this does have a disadvantage; the data can still be intercepted, and there are always parties that can unlock the data encryption.”
Also, data traffic sometimes passes through other continents like Asia or North America without notice. And what happens to all the data along the way? Who is watching? The legislation of these countries can be very extreme in this regard. NDIX states that partners and end-users can use the cloud much more securely by using NDIX’s connections, where the route is fixed and controllable. Dennis Seppenwoold: “We do not use the internet and can therefore deliver data much more safely than whatever options companies currently have.
NDIX now uses their knowledge, experience and network to answer part of the ‘data and security’ questions.
NDIX Cloud Connect is a secure way of organising connectivity between the corporate network and the data storage at hyperscalers. “Many companies now use a VPN connection. They are guaranteed a better alternative by using NDIX Cloud Connect,” says Dylan van Dijk.
This solution works based on a VLAN connection: a direct link between the source and the receiver, which means that your data no longer crosses the public internet. The data travels via a physically shielded route and is therefore uninterruptible, much faster and more reliable.