PCCW Global launches cloud connect service to Microsoft Azure

26 October 2017 | James Pearce


PCCW Global has launched an online cloud connect network-as-a-service offering its partners connectivity to Microsoft Azure.

The Online Cloud Connect service extends a customer’s MPLS network service to Azure and Microsoft Office 365, meaning the service is both insulated from the public internet and has improved latency.

The service leverages the capabilities of PCCW Global's Software Defined Network (SDN) and is an evolution beyond traditional and existing cloud connect services in the market, PCCW Global claims. 

Jordick Wong, SVP product and vendor management, PCCW Global, said, “Through an intuitive, easy to manage online service portal, our MPLS customers can now establish their own private connection to Microsoft Azure very easily and conveniently. 

“The service portal offers online ordering and automatic provisioning together with flexible subscription packages starting from as little as a one-hour timeslot. Customers can subscribe to the bandwidth they require from a range of 50 to 1000 Mbps at the point of demand, and pay as they go without any human interaction being required.”