HGC launches public cloud service on AWS

09 May 2016 | Jason McGee-Abe


To stand out in a data intensive, fast-changing and competitively dynamic environment, organisations require a solution that covers a broad range of global computing, analytics, application and deployment services that lowers IT cost while enhancing scalability and security. Using this approach ultimately frees staff from IT worries and allows them more time to focus on core business drivers, improving human resource allocation.

Hutchison Global Communications Limited (HGC) is one of the Amazon Web Service (AWS) Partner Network (APN) members to deliver AWS Direct Connect.  Under the AWS Direct Connect Program, HGC AWS Direct Connect solution now enables customers to reach AWS Cloud across the globe, with express setup for the cloud regions namely Northern California, Ireland, Frankfurt, Singapore, and Tokyo via HGC’s reliable and high-performance network.

Access to AWS Direct Connect through HGC allows companies with global presence to leverage AWS’s infrastructure technology to build their business applications via HGC’s secure Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) network. This solution not only provides a pure connection but also enhances network performance and facilitates effective connectivity between office locations, data centres and disaster recovery sites, with great flexibility to address evolving IT requirements.

HGC’s hybrid cloud network solution also comes with two network options: connection via HGC’s MPLS network or connection via HGC’s internet backbone, for organisations to freely select according to their needs. Both network options are highly scalable and are available from small bandwidth to full port speed supporting customers to develop their applications on AWS such as Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) and Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3).

Cliff Tam, vice president of carrier data, international business of HGC said: “As enterprises, OTT players and startup companies move their business processes to a cloud environment, high computing power, top security and network performance have become their key priority. AWS’s extensive portfolio together with our turnkey solution - HGC AWS Direct Connection solution fully satisfies such needs. HGC will continue to work with prominent cloud service providers to provide even more options for customers’ various needs.”