About The CloudINX
We solve Cloud - pipe challenges ensuring business communication continuity.
Our Mission Statement
To manage optimize, and automate cloud compute, simplify workload, integrate scale, store, archive big data and assist clients to simply connect to the cloud via globally connected and hyper converged data centres.
Who are we?
A global team of professionals who understand the ICT growing requirements and scaled challenges of Service Providers, Enterprise’s and SME Environments. CloudINX Business and the consulting team offer a full suite of data centre solutions that power service providers, enterprises and SME environments. We are a cloud Independent Network Exchange that delivers ICT solutions that assist organisations evolve from yesterday’s static data centres to tomorrows dynamic well-orchestrated effectively managed globally connected cloud environments, utilising dynamic software defined networking solutions to compute and store.
Leaders in Cloud Data Asset Management
Cloud was founded by entrepreneurs with a deep understanding of data centre and physical connected networked environments and cloud pipe solutions the companies growth and shift can be attributed to the culture of customer success and a dynamic solutions orientated approach, outstanding support and rapid time to implement. While saving our clients tangible costs. Since Incorporation and the merge of two small ISPs in 2008, We have seen year on year growth in revenue and 100% customer retention, a combination of internationally managed projects, and enhanced business delivery focused on enabling and transforming enterprise business to better serve their customers. 2014 CloudINX expanded and opened offices in South Africa with an aim to be number one for pan-African Cloud connected solutions and connectivity. Our expert local knowledge, agility and passion for what we do allows us to continues to connect to the world’s largest telecoms providers across and into Africand beyond.
Our global team has the experience and expertise to optimise data centres of all sizes, enhancing security while increasing efficiency we minimise infrastructure costs associated with running a static data centre, saving on power, fuel, cooling, HVAC, racks, cabling, equipment, and the resources required to support and implement a connected environment. Over the last decade group provisioned 150+ Global POPs in static data centres where we provided rack space, and storage to key clients in key locations, with internet connectivity via Fibre and Satellite to modernising network infrastructures, today we utilising the power of the connected elastic cloud located in strategic regions around the world. By utilising a mix of the fastest compute and unlimited storage platforms available from AWS, GCP Google and Azure infrastructures.
What do we do?
Enterprise Cloud - Storage as a Service.
Spin up or spin down enterprise storage in minutes. Available on-premises, in the cloud, or in a hybrid configuration.
Enterprise Cloud - Compute as a Service.
Robust application scaling service to provision and orchestrate compute in any cloud. Pay 80% less by leveraging cloud excess capacity, without compromising on availability.We simplify the delivery of a suite of cloud connected solutions that optimise the cost, performance, scalability manageability, and enable extreme efficiency of high density data environments. We solve the relentless compute of modern business and big data processing.by accelerating your application to optimize compute costs, performance, and availability.
How do we do it ?
We simply,connect to the cloud via an interconnected, ultra secure, redundantly meshed environment that exchanges data globally and seamlessly. We provide an application scaling service designed to optimize performance and costs. It enables companies of all sizes and verticals to leverage Cloud spare capacity with confidence in order to optimize and accelerate workloads to save 80% of their infrastructure compute costs.Using predictive algorithms, and key partnerships we reliably leverages Spot Instances and support all major cloud providers such as EC2 Spot Instances (AWS), Low-priority VMs (Microsoft Azure) and Preemptible VMs (Google Cloud) while removing the risk and complexity, providing a simple orchestration and management at scale.
CloudINX is a Tier One Converged Service Provider (CSP) and technology integrator, focused on deploying large scale complex IP networks, increased international broadband capacity solutions and has access to diverse connectivity via a choice of systems. We rely on leading data centres for flexible, transparent and secure data centre facilities CloudINX generates new opportunities through a large ecosystem of networked clients backed by partners that keep mission critical IT infrastructure running.CloudINX provides high speed next generation innovative ISP and custom network services for International, local, financial exchanges multinational enterprise firms, healthcare, military, government and telecommunications providers. Our Data center equipment is located in the same global data centre locations as leading Cloud providers and interconnected to global providers to traverse our clients data quickly and affordably.
We leverage off our global supply chain of the world's leading vendors, data centre providers and upstream network providers. CloudINX assists international clients with their global strategy, telecommunication services connecting international networks through secure connected hubs. Organizations around the world recognise that a neutral design and delivery solutions team is required for unbiased ISP solutions; Addressing the network life cycle requirements of telecom carriers and technology providers.
CloudINX, assisting our customers in the best use on internet backbone solutions.
CloudINX through global strategic partnerships, investments and joint ventures, own and operates one of the largest privately own Independent Cloud network exchanges with the most advanced interconnected Cloud pan-African telecommunications networks, supporting Africa's foremost mobile operators, ISPs and enterprises. We help the world's largest telecoms companies and multi-national businesses interconnet directly at the exchange, into Africa and on to the rest of the world.
We focus on offering an agile and elastic hybrid simple, Cloud connected solution to the hyper connected Cloud using the optimal backend combination of fiber, satellite, microwave and wireless connectivity services available in our connected data centres, combined with expert local knowledge and a genuine passion for everything that we do. The result is a tailored, high-quality, cost-effective solution for every customer.
The CloudINX Group offer end to end telco grade solutions for enterprise and ISP networked environments. Our ICT consultants provide solutions that perform a critical function that ensure the reliability and functionality of broadband in Sub Saharan Africa, we support our customers with the best of breed and most effective solutions while supporting our customers with end to end telco – Cloud solutions, even if it falls outside standard project scope, we design install distribute, integrate and commission network solutions that enhance the connectivity of our clients, with strong partnerships world-wide, and head office in South Africa, an outsourced logistics office, presence in the USA and UK, PNG and access to local stocked warehouse gives CloudINX the aptitude to supply our customers with solutions and managed project lead times.
We operate and interconnect on one of the largest and most advanced pan-African Cloud telecommunications interconnected networks, covering more than 40 African countries and access reach to 150 Global Countries with multiple dedicated teleports and strategically located data centres, access to multiple sub-sea cabe systems and teams of local, onsite and contracted on-the-ground experts that maintain our unrivalled African presence, we continually invest in a connected Cloud network and secure infrastructures, including terrestrial and sub-sea connectivity.
CloudINX designed their Software-defined WAN Network Solution to meet the needs of high demand Cloud computing to support tomorrows GROWING Internet of Things (IoT) The scalable solution helps customers meet their networking needs with a future-oriented network architecture featuring Software-Defined Networking (SDN), thorough virtualization, and IP + optical technologies.
CloudINX launched its Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) solution in key data centres where it provides a series of universal computing gateways designed to provide and connect the shortest path of data connections, on-demand interconnection between branches and data centers, and and the Cloud. The solution delivers the ultimate experience in WAN interconnection through application-level network-wide intelligent path selection, smart acceleration, and Cloud-based visualized Operations and Maintenance (O&M).
CloudINXs current SD-WAN solution is already in widespread commercial use around the world and provides cost-effective interconnections for customers in global industries.
Enterprises now require enhanced experience, such as flexible service deployment, additional network functions, experience assurance, and optimization of experience in transnational business. To meet these requirements Our SD-WAN Exchange solution leverages Cloud technology to deliver the ultimate experience in applications, value added service (VAS) access, and O&M.
Ultimate application experience: uses application-level network-wide intelligent path selection and acceleration to guarantee highest priority for key applications.The CloudINX SD-WAN solution identifies user-defined applications and encrypted applications and uses global intelligent traffic scheduling technology to deliver an intelligent path selection solution that is based on the user, application, and optimal path. The SD-WAN solution also leverages file transmission, data, and application optimization technologies to realize smart acceleration for key applications, ensuring the ultimate experience for important users and key applications.
The solution eliminates the geographical boundaries using globally connected IP and optical networks to support rapid Cloud provisioning. An Agile Controller significantly improves network utilization and dramatically reduces bandwidth-leasing costs calculating routes for the entire network based on global routinginformation.
This method replaces the slower, traditional single node based calculation. An IP + optical network synergy provides triple reliability at the network, element, and component levels.
We focus on flexible connectivity
Our sophisticated, hybrid approach to connectivity combines fiber, satellite, microwave and wireless, so we can deliver a tailored, high-quality, cost-effective solution for each and every customer. Our end-to-end O&M platform uniformly manages and maintains devices across the optical and IP layers too. It can assess the entire network and predict capacity needs using built-in intelligent software. The result is easier O&M and lower TCO.
We offer strength in depth
No other Cloud telecommunications provider can match our pan-African presence, speed agility and Cloud cost savings, our expert in-market knowledge of the African continent or our genuine passion for what we do. Our skilled engineers and account managers understand our industry and how Africa works, ensuring you get all the support you need, when you need it.
Core Benefits Include.
✔ Guaranteed Committed Bandwidth
✔ Scale Speed Options
✔ Unlimited Data Usage
✔ Symmetric Bandwidth Connections
✔ Public Static IP Blocks
International private leased circuits (IPLC)
Core benefits Include.
✔Customers are charged at a fixes monthly rental Irrespective of usage.
✔Full duplex operation.
✔With simultaneous sending and receiving of large volume of traffic worldwide.
✔Single point of contact.
✔Oss consolidates the billing for both circuits into a single invoice, handles problems from one TPOC.
✔Leased circuits provide a permanent link dedicated to 24 hour access.
Hosted Cloud PBX
Hosted Cloud PBX is a simple Cloud connected concept instead of having the telephone hardware in your office its hosted on our international servers this means the customer does not buy or install any PBX equipment. We lead the way in developing Voice solutions across Africa. connected accross our exchange to the rest of the world. No other Cloud CSP company offers as many direct connections to African operators as we do. And no-one can match our pan-African presence and in-depth knowledge of the African market/ Our international and regional inbound and outbound voice services provide a precise combination of high quality and cost control for your business. We provide a complete service with more direct connections in Africa and guaranteed SLAs to suit your specific needs.
Local and Toll Free Numbers
Forward calls to any phone, anywhere in the world
✔ Largest selection of local and toll free numbers
✔ Free call forwarding advanced features
✔ Flexible plans with included minutes
✔ No contract and cancellation fees
✔ Call Recording
✔ API On Demand
✔ Rollover Minutes Advanced Call Forwarding To Any Numbers World Wide
✔ Advanced IVR/PBX Functionality
✔ Sequential Forwarding To Multiple Numbers
✔ Black And White Lists
✔ Local Ringtones
✔ Simultaneous Ring Across Any Number Of Handsets
✔ Customised Greetings
✔ Forwarding Fax
✔ Voicemail to Email
✔ Country Forwarding
✔ Self-Provisioning Online Account Management
Online Voice Platform.
Through strategic global partnerships UWT as our intergration partner, We’re one of the largest aggregators of voice minutes to and from the African continent. To make life simple for our customers, we’ve set up a secure real-time voice-trading platform for purchasing and sending minutes to Africa. You can also pre-pay for minutes, making it ideal for smaller operators.
Core Benefits Include.
✔ Eliminates the need to manage or pay for onsite hardware maintenance.
✔Allows a single number to be presented to the entire company despite being graphically dispersed.
✔ Better call volume, by operating through a larger service you have the benefits of greater speed and efficiency compared to a local PBX System.
✔ Increased productivity, calls can be routed manged and logged on a variety of ways ,lessing the chances of calls and lost business.
✔ Allows scalability, a larger system is not needed if new employees are hired or resources are not wasted if employees are reduced.
✔ Supports call SIP integration and billing and accounting.
Private Network Solutions
Core Benefits Include.
✔ Private Data Connectivity Between Multiple Physical Company Sites.
✔ Independently Owned /Operated Network.
✔ Reliable Assurance Via Core Networked Architecture.
✔ Symmetric And Committed Throughput Circuits.
✔ SLA Backed Service Guarantee.
✔ Fully Managed Configuration Equipment And Security.
Data Center Co – Location
CloudINX Business offers the most robust and safest way to store business data, its built in highly secure environment, with redundant power supplies and is backed up by proactive 24 x 7 monitoring.
CloudINX Business colocation services is connected with resilient and diverse data links with international connectivity, access is continuality available.
Core Benefits Include.
✔ Excellent Support.
✔ Technicians On Site 24x7 Actively Monitoring And Supporting Your Equipment.
✔ Total Reliably.
✔ Redundantly Power And Cooling (Dual Rack Power Feed N+1 Cooling System)
✔ Widest Connectivity.
✔ Connect To The Global And Resilient MPLS Network Via The Interconnect Cloud Exchange.
✔ Complete Security.
✔ Secure Facility, Video Surveillance, Lockable Racks, Security Guards, Secure Access
✔ Eliminates Risk.
✔ Full Protection With Backup And Disaster Recovery.
CloudINX Business VSAT network provides reliable cost-effective satellite broadband links over a wide geographical area this is an ideal solution for operations in remote areas where there limited network coverage or no line of sight. Thanks to our partners like SES Networks, We have more satellite coverage than anyone else on the continent. And our connections are the fastest and most reliable – whether your customers are connecting to Africa or the rest of the world. And because we use a hybrid approach across fibre, satellite, microwave and wireless we can provide the best solutions for your business.
With more satellite coverage than anyone else on the continent, high-speed capacity on all under-sea cables and which covers over 120 countries, we can provide you with seamless services in Africa, the Middle East and to the rest of the world. Continuity, security and impeccable account management enable us to consistently serve the business needs of multi-nationals and the operational needs of service providers. Our data centre experience, expertise and unrivalled Cloud connectivity solutions presence make us the provider of choice to support Africa's foremost mobile operators, ISPs, and enterprise environments we aspire to enable and connect the world's largest telecoms companies and multi-national businesses connect within and into the African continent.
Core Benefits Include.
✔ Secure Reliable And Resilient Connectivity.
✔ Cost Effective Digital Satellite Coverage.
✔ Bandwidth to Control and Monitor Facilities.
✔ Back Up Of Terrestrial Networks.
✔ Supports Simulations Operation At Once (Voice, Video And Data.)
✔ Technical Support – Local And Expertise Backed By Global Network Of Experts.
✔ Dedicated Customer Care.
Clients demand reliable and robust networking, our connectivity partnerships with major global players have increased from our early days with trusted partners such as Cisco, Microsoft, and Fortigate. As the Cloud evolves we have evolved too and we continue to provide a dynamic Cloud hosting and collaboration service for our eco system. Today we utilise an array of industry vendors and strategic alliance partnerships to protect our clients internal communications and networks that’s based on high levels of security they provide an award winning Cloud solutions to secure our clients hosting facility built on military levels of redundancy secure, authentication and robust perimeter protection hardware and software solutions, as we move into new emerging markets we look forward to building and maintaining a very high level of redundancy ensuring voice video and data availability for clients.
Aiming for Excellence
CloudINX is a pioneer and leader in Data Centre and Data Asset Management
We aim to simply connect everyone to everything CloudINX recognises that clients have diverse compute Cloud pipe requirements, they consume it, build on it and migrate to it, we keep things simple, automated and secured.
Discovery, Migration, Modernisation, Optimisation, and Support
We’re next generation consultants on telecommunications and a data exchange service provider working with emerging Telco, Cloud – pipe technologies that support the industries demand for connectivity, deploy data solutions to your on-premises or Cloud environments, enhancing and securing data exchange and connecting virtual and physical data centres anywhere in the world. We focus on structured data and asset management, ICT infrastructure and services that connect data to the Cloud, combining best of breed solutions enhancing high-end data delivery of voice, video synchronisation and transference of data across high speed connected networks.
Our aim is to keep things simple.
As data and connectivity is being adopted across legacy, hybrid and new network environments, Telecommunications and high-end data exchange is becoming increasingly relied upon, we keep IT simple by supplying standard industry and open source supported solutions.
Automated, secured and hyper scaled
The challenging digital landscape is changing the way we live work and play, new dynamic technologies in today’s digitisation era are optimising networked business models, opening new growth markets for the connected industry. We remain committed to your Cloud pipe investment, a journey we are all on together.
We take the complexity out of legacy networking
We work with your projects team from the beginning, and set a new standard for simplicity and flexibility in ISP/ CSP networking. By using powerful network management tools, best of breed and optimised capacity, streamlined hardware and software configuration, data workflows, real-time client and event monitoring, tailored business Cloud pipe and internal/external data centre infrastructure design.
HD Voice and Data
We lead the way in developing connected voice solutions across Africa, with more direct connections than any other Cloud company. We deliver end-to-end HD Cloud connected solutions through a wholly owned, high quality network infrastructure. Our hybrid approach to data coverage includes cable, fibre and high speed satellite to provide our customers with flexible solutions. An interconnected network with multiple ISPs, Carriers, CDNs means our connections are the fastest and most reliable in Africa.
Data Exchange from the INX to the Cloud
Through high end Telco grade connectivity, we are able to provision and manage connected infrastructures simplifying tomorrows Cloud and connectivity services, from cable and fibre optic hardware to outside and inside plant and data management, security and integrated software, with APIs that connect directly to multi Cloud platforms enhancing service performance and uptime across the networks making for a Cloud deployment strategy that is much more meaningful in the end user’s experience. Our focus is to help you focus on your business and your requirements, keeping IT Simple, connected and in the Cloud.
Consulting Outsourced Cloud Telecoms Partner
We welcome the opportunity to exchange ideas with you and walk together with you on your data Cloud journey.We support our clients through our strategy partnerships, adopting a consultative, and project management approach to today’s ICT challenges. CloudINX partners with telecommunications and consulting companies across Africa, helping them to better serve their customers, build and operate edge to core network projects.
Data Asset Management
Assurance and Support, (E.G. Tier 1 And 2 Operations, SOC, NOC)
- Design and Deployment
- ITIL Support
- Management Systems
- Network and Managed Service
Our Enterprise class hardware is used in 150+ graphically dispersed and connected state-of-the-art global data centers, maintained according to world standards, and best practice. Our POPs are located in secure datacentre locations around the world, that comply to FERPA, GDPR, GLBA, HIPPA, POPIA, PCI - Security council standards, regulated laws, and an integrated secure solution that provides real-time auditable control over your data and geographically dispersed computing environment.
We also support local mobile operators and ISPs and enterprises. By continuing to invest in our own Telco infrastructure, in globally connected data centres and in a connected Cloud exchange that connects millions of people across the continent, we support global operators and enterprises with on the ground support in our data centres .We are located in strategic, secure data vaults in global locations. Keeping data flexible and scalable with lighting fast connectivity, connected to NAP Africa accessing global fibre rings, undersea cable and a satellite hub for international data transfer. Our African in country backup and disaster recovery servers are located locally in our Tier 3 DCs located at Teraco (Telehouse Africa) and peer (connect) with 500+African ISPs/ Carriers on a dedicated network (AS Number AS327982) to bring our local customers quick and easy cost effective capacity and local caching data usage. Our datacentre is located at global exchanges and peer at the largest active peering community in Africa.
The products are distributed to partners into Africa exclusively through channel partners (such as CloudINX) extending the company’s secure, reliable. We keep things simple, automated, secured and hyper scaled The challenging digital economy is changing the way we live work and play. New moving Cloud technologies in the digitisation era are optimising networked business models opening up new growth markets for the connected industry, CloudINX remains committed to your Cloud investment, a journey we are all on together addressing upcoming legacy connected solutions from fibre, Wi-Fi and broadband access to hardware, software, storage, data security and compliancy challenges. We connect today’s world through diverse ecosystems, virtual datacentres and continuously innovate with open partnerships that assist enterprises to stay ahead in todays increased competitive markets. Through Cloud and network strategies we assist our clients engage customers better, transform products, empower employers and optimise their operations driving measurable ROI. Overcoming CAPEX and OPEX pressures
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Africa Growth, and new markets.
The CloudINX Group adheres to local goverance, and as such has partners in country adhering to The Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act 53 of 2003 (“BBBEE Act”) that provides the legislative framework for Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment in South Africa (“BBBEE”).
"Worldwide Data traversal through leading Tier 1 Providers Simplicity, Flexibility, Reliability, Scalability and Security"
We Compute at 80% less. We reduce your spend and scale more.
We provide clients with assistance moving to the Cloud, by providing an on demand or reserved cost effective option of AWS Instances and guarantee 100% application reliability.
We offer a Cloud a SaaS management platform solution that delivers Cloud efficiencies never before achieved. We use the power of the elastic Cloud to perform predictive analytics and proprietary algorithms to leverage the AWS' Spot Market and reduce EC2 Cloud computing costs by 60% to 80%.
- We use an agile management platform to provision and orchestrate compute in any Cloud. Our customers Pay 80% less by leveraging Cloud excess capacity, without compromising on availability.
How - By utilising the power of the elastic and connected Cloud, our secret sauce, and the AWS Integration Spot instances
- We reliably deliver 100% cluster portability and availability while dramatically reducing our clients Cloud costs.
- We provide our customers access to The world’s leading Compute Management Platform.
- We assist customers to leverage off Spot Instances for their production and mission-critical applications while delivering on 100% High-Availability.
Using key partnerships, predictive algorithms, scalability, and cloud intelligence, leveraging AWS Spot Instances and Low-priority VMs from Azure and guaranteee no downtime. As theres no need for any architectural changes, it takes 15 minutes to get up and running. Contact us for a demo The platform predicts EC2 Spot behaviour, capacity trends, pricing, and interruptions rate.
Whenever there’s a risk of interruption, the intelligence of the Cloud adjusts data usage to another unused instance accordingly, to balance capacity up to 15 minutes ahead of time, ensuring 100% availabilityfor our clients. Without any additional expense.
SPOT ON with AWS
We also support All EC2 services, including Auto Scaling Groups, Elastic Beanstalk, Elastic Container Service, Code Deploy and Elastic MapReduce. Sounds complicated? That’s why we here.... to keep things simple for you.
One platform that is tightly integrated with the most common APIs for provisioning servers including CloudFormation, Terraform, ECS, Kubernetes, Rancher and Jenkins. (and provide all the support you need)
Whats a Spot Instance?
A Spot Instance is an unused EC2 instance that is available for less than the On-Demand serviced price. Because Spot Instances enable you to use unused EC2 instances at steep discounts ( which we pass on to our clients) whereby lowering your Amazon EC2 costs significantly. (The hourly price for a Spot Instance is called a Spot price.)
The Spot price of each instance type in each Global Availability Zone is set by Amazon EC2, and adjusted gradually based on the long-term supply of and demand for Spot Instances. Spot Instances are a cost-effective choice to run low end applications in the Cloud. The CloudINX Spot Instances solutions are well-suited for data analysis, batch jobs, background processing, and optional tasks.
Blended Clusters – Our Cloud is Agile and intelligently facilitates the balance between On-Demand, Reserve and Spot Instances in conjunction with making the right decisions to achieve the proper balance between Cost and Performance.
- CloudINX is Cloud Agnostic and highly scalable – we providing high availability in the Amazon Spot Market, Google Pre-emptible VMs and Packet Bare Metal Servers. We automatically increase the number of dynamic instances during demand spikes to maintain agility and performance and decrease capacity usage during lulls to reduce costs.
Cloud - Pipe Technology Partners
Consulting and Design
CloudINX operate in a layer between Cloud vendors and private Enterprises, integrating various global Cloud services on one platform and making it easier for businesses to manage, navigate, integrate & consume Cloud services, whilst reducing cost and risk at the same time. CloudINX has partnered with leading global providers to bring clients a highly integrated Cloud pipe solution. Our policy is to collaborate with global Internet exchanges, upstream providers and data centres allowing our clients to have a choice of best of breed service offerings providing private, public and hybrid network solutions to any location in the world via one Cloud network.
Data Centre Infrastructure Development
As the ICT industry moves into the Cloud era, broadband infrastructure needs fast track rapid service innovation. However Broadband access infrastructure is an asset-heavy and investment hungry development with a lengthy engineering lead time. We simplify the process and work with telecommunications network providers, Architects and Civil Engineers that specialize in providing secure, reliable, interconnected next generation network solutions. We design, build, operate and maintain ‘best of breed’ infrastructure that is used in building data centres for demanding customers across UAE, UK and Africa, through key Partnerships We then ship or fly in our custom designed Datacentres anywhere in the world, even as far as Papua New Guinie and our system are managed to the highest of industry standards, simply quickly and effectively.
Data Centre to Data Centre Networks
Our Clients include public and private Cloud platform providers, system integrators, managed hosting providers. The networks on which we operate carry an impressive share of the world's Internet traffic. We continually strive to expand our geographic reach through a connected network. Our IP solutions provide the reliability, scalability and performance that your business demands. Together with our Partners, Our Customer base is in high growth market segments, including financial services, Enterprise trading and interconnect to other managed services providers, digital media and carriers. Customers in these target markets enable expansion of existing communities of interest and build new, high-value communities of interest within the Datacenter
WERE IN THE BUSINESS OF CLOUD COMPUTING EVERYTHING IS MOVING TO THE CLOUD... YOUR ACCESS NETWORK IS NEXT!
By now, almost any company, independent of its industry and size, uses at least one kind of IT Cloud service. At CloudINX that’s no surprise to us at all, because Cloud pipe -computing services provide huge upsides and workload shifts for companies: IT departments no longer have to purchase, deploy and maintain computing hardware and manage expensive in-house software and systems, with CloudINX Cloud services are quick and easy to deploy, they scale as needed without involvement from IT, and hardware /software is automatically updated to the latest release level. Cloud Computing vastly simplifies and reduce the complexity and cost of connected IT service delivery – so your wired and wireless access networks can now enjoy the very same benefits. (But in the Cloud.
WHAT IS A CLOUD - PIPE DISTRIBUTED NETWORK?
Cloud Pipe networking introduces a new way to connect, deploy, manage and operate distributed access networks. It delivers enterprise-class network management capabilities for Wi-Fi access points, switches, and routers, via an interconnected hyper converged Cloud infrastructure, across one platform that requires little or no capital investment in additional hardware and multi software platforms or in expensive IT resources. Unlike traditional locally hosted on premises out-dated solutions, Cloud networking simplifies highly complex tasks to making IT extremely simple, at CloudINX we enable organizations to deploy to any data centre locations (locally or globally) in minutes and allows operation of distributed networks via a easy to use centralized console, (we call a single pane of glass) providing unprecedented levels of centralized network security, control and hyper connected network visibility. It also allows for seamless data growth backup, disaster recovery and data archive at peta byte level - (did we say Petabyte level !!) Without bottlenecks caused by legacy networking SLOW CONNECTIONS and traditional hardware or even out-dated components, our hyper connected Cloud environment supports headquarters IT and any remote locations in the world. Significantly reducing the need for IT and local intervention.
As a result of Clouds inherent advantages, Cloud pipe networking adoption is growing continuously, following the general trend of moving IT infrastructure into the Cloud, and consuming it as-a-Service instead of hosting it locally. IaaS is experiencing the fastest increase, out of all Cloud services, with a compound annual growth rate of 29.7% forecast through 2020
SPEED, SIMPLICITY, CONNECTIVITY
Connect directly at the exchange, Cloud networking offers the same high-level benefits as all Cloud services – namely simplicity, Connectivity and reduced cost, with faster time-to-deployment.
Arguably the greatest benefit of Cloud networking is its simplicity, due to the ability to centrally manage unified CONNECTED wired and wireless networks. There are even additional characteristics that further enhance Cloud management capabilities and increase operational efficiency. Centralized network management. During deployment, Cloud pipe networking enables centralized configuration and on-boarding of the policies and devices, for all or part of the network. The Network and centralised management visibility greatly simplifies the deployment process. Once deployed, network administrators can easily monitor, troubleshoot and update the network as if they were right there. Troubleshooting tasks are especially simplified due to the ability to diagnose and resolve issues for central and remote locations. Since the management console is Cloud-based, network administrators can access it even when away from their desk and from any office, branch or from their phones or pads.!
Unified Management Networks
CloudINX offers centrally managed, secure network access with consistent access policies from HQ to remote branches and on to remote teleworkers.
Easy as 1,2,3
Cloud networks can manage both LAN and WAN access, leveraging all three categories of devices, through a single pane of glass, from 1, Deployment to 2, Management and 3, Troubleshooting. As a CSP (Cloud Service provider) We also manage the process of upgrading the management functionality and the networking device firmware, meaning customers always have the latest features available, without having to use in-house resources to perform the upgrades – just like in a SaaS model.
Our Value Add
As the market becomes more competitive and vendors look to differentiate Cloud providers by driving additional value and functionality with new features, managing the upgrade process in a legacy on-premises model can become challenging for IT departments and delay the availability of new features for your users and network team. Our turnkey CLOUD PIPE DATA CENTRE solutions open up new revenue streams for mobile operators across the continent. A flexible approach and in-depth experience means we can help ISPs and MNOs and Enterprises as they grow.
Tiered Management Multi-tenancy
Large organizations, especially enterprises, often have a need to effectively manage multiple associated subsidiaries or locations. Utilising Cloud networking presents the ability to separately deploy each of these geo locations, organizations has its own network, complete with policies, devices, etc., and then manage them concurrently from one master account, accessible from anywhere.
Comparative network performance analytics
Advanced Cloud networking solutions form CloudINX leverages the network data pool available in the Cloud, to let network administrators compare the performance of their own network with the averaged performance of other deployments.
One of the most attractive characteristics of utilising a CloudINX is its elasticity – we provide our clients the ability to scale their IT up or down seamlessly, in line with changing demand. For Cloud networking, a singular underlying platform is the key to enabling GLOBAL scalability across networks of all sizes and into different solution tiers –That’s why whether you opt for public or private Cloud, the right platform is critical as you plan, grow and upgrade your Cloud network.
Scalability to Petabyte levels
Networks scale along two dimensions. Firstly, network size, which allows customers to grow their networks seamlessly by as few or as many devices as needed. Secondly, functionality. The CloudINX scalable functionality lets customers add further features and even seamlessly upgrade to a higher solution tier with richer functionality, without impacting the current network and the existing configurations and policies. The ability to quickly add capacity is a huge benefit of partnering with CloudINX. Instead of IT procuring more networking hardware and/or software in-house, CloudINX can quickly add more capacity, sometimes within minutes.
Seamless Upgradability, Speed & Agility
Equally important as network expansion is the ability to seamlessly add new services and management features like authentication or API services, without having to worry about the impact on the underlying infrastructure, like having to purchase new soon to be outdated hardware and software platforms, and having to train personnel on the new services and applications. In other words, the CloudINX infrastructure lets customers scale the network exactly as needed and greatly simplifies network expansions.
Different customers have different organizational needs. While many customers today opt for public Cloud deployments with its many advantages, other customers choose on-premises deployments due to organizational or legal requirements. With one underlying Cloud networking platform, A MESHED hyper converged Cloud fabric, the feature set is consistent across all deployment models, and customers can choose the option that works best for them without having to compromise on supported functionality. As the network grows and evolves, customers can continue to work with the same hardware, and don’t need to worry about being forced into “rip and replace” upgrades. Cloud networking solutions with a single underlying platform are an exception, rather than the norm.
Switching to a CloudINX cloud or datacentre significantly reduces the cost of deploying and operating an access network, compared to hosting it in-house. Organizations save cost in the following areas:
Capital expenditures for redundant hardware and software infrastructure Associated personnel-related expenses for ongoing management and potential additional hires when expanding the network.
On-going operational expenses for local intervention required for deployment and troubleshooting at remote offices and branches, due to the benefits of centralized Cloud management, many organizations benefit from operating in an OPEX cost environment with Cloud networking, with monthly or quarterly fees from A Managed Service Provision partner as the organization consumes the Cloud service – as opposed to incurring the upfront capital expenditures required for hosting their network management in-house in expensive data centres that they need to maintain and connect
BIG DATA Analytics
An added benefit of a Cloud management platforms is the ability to leverage the anonymized network data from collective network deployments for Big Data analytics, further enriching the use cases enabled with APIs, e.g. with comparative network analytics, machine learning and API applications. An application ecosystem such as our NativeS3 complaint AWS APIs are an ideal starting point for customers and Forced upgrades: as your network grows in scale, you may have to purchase additional hardware periodically, and/or purchase a new multiple network management systems once your network reaches a certain size.
With traditional network architectures, Cloud services can be interrupted if the management goes offline. With true Cloud management from CloudINX, connectivity at customer sites will continue.
Security And Privacy
Two main considerations exist with regard to security and privacy:
Perceived loss of control over customer network data and Dependence on the Cloud networking provider,
These have a number of potential security and legal implications, related to infrastructure and identity management, physical and digital access control, risk management, regulatory and legislative compliance, auditing and logging, integrity control as well as to provider-dependent risks. However, we are very conscious of the severity of these risks, and are ALWAYS taking highly effective measures to address them.
We reduce costs, and complexity while increasing GDPR /POPI HIPPA compliance
The CloudINX Group has a strategic alliance with local distributors, strategic platform and datacenter partners allowing us to build products that develop innovative secure solutions, creating new opportunities for our customers and expanding what’s possible in the Cloud. We specialize in secure Cloud-Pipe and data asset based projects offerings in our data exchange, making it easier for businesses to expand and manage their IT infrastructure without the added upfront investments in storage infrastructure, and human capital.
Together we work across a multitude of verticals and graphical regions offering an innovative scalable and flexible product set. We leverage our own and partner IP to develop, produce, distribute and integrate bespoke and standard technology products and solutions that are aimed at improving a range of connectivity and applications for our customers.