6DG delivers hybrid cloud through Cloud Connect

10 April 2017

UK-based hosting and managed services provider Six Degrees Group (6DG) will use Interxion’s Cloud Connect platform to build and manage private connections to multiple public cloud providers.

Interxion provides carrier and cloud-neutral colo data centre services, serving customers through 45 data centres in 11 European countries. Its Cloud Connect platform is said to provide secure and high performance interconnections to multiple clouds from one physical connection.

London-based 6DG says the platform will enable it to deliver the benefits of a hybrid cloud strategy to its customers, without the performance and security concerns associated with using the public internet to do so. The firm reckons UK organisations can now easily leverage its expertise and network coverage to extend their IT to the public cloud.

“Interxion’s platform is a key enabler for our Cloudhop service that provides secure and private network connectivity to hyperscale public cloud services,” says Richard Norman, head of data product at Six Degrees. “We provide managed hosting services on Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, and Cloudhop allows us to [deliver] end-to-end solutions spanning network, infrastructure, platform and application management.”

Norman adds that Cloud Connect was chosen because of Interxion’s data centre location in central London. “As an organisation based in London and working with businesses also based in the capital, proximity was an important factor to minimise latency. We can also flex in real-time with customer workload demands.”

6DG says it has already successfully connected customers to the public cloud through Interxion’s platform, with more planned for later this year.