Talari Cloud Connect offers business-class cloud access

18 September 2018 | Natalie Bannerman

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Talari Networks has announced that its Cloud Connect solution is now available for multi-cloud enterprise networks.

The company says that this ‘cloud-first approach’ enables enterprises to make cost savings and gain independence from proprietary carrier lock-in.

“Talari’s customers are heavily invested in complex cloud business applications to securely power everyday operations reliably and at scale,” said Patrick Sweeney, CEO at Talari Networks. “Cloud Connect ensures scalable and customisable third party, cloud-based network services are always available. Cloud Connect helps enterprises and their cloud service providers deliver full multi-link visibility, reliability and bi-directional QoS while accessing cloud/SaaS-based apps.”

The Cloud Connect solution stops carrier service lock-in with customisable multi-link access to software-as-a-service (SaaS) and cloud-based services. In addition, the offering also delivers unified communications-as-a-service (UCaaS), cloud service gateway and managed network as-a-service (NaaS) offerings through a high-availability cloud conduit. The news is further underscored with the support of several UCaaS, NaaS and cloud service providers (CSPs).

Technology partners include RingCentral, Evolve IP, Pure IP, Meta Networks and Mode - value-added reseller partners endorsing Cloud Connect include Avant, Bridgepoint and Teneo.

“Prior to working with RingCentral and Talari, our firm’s cloud services were dependent on separate and expensive dedicated circuits for messaging, voice, video, meetings and conferencing,” said Jason Kasch, CIO at Structural Group. “The addition of Talari’s new Cloud Connect solution within RingCentral’s UC offering helps boost service reliability while simplifying cloud management and network troubleshooting.”

The deployment of Cloud Connect to market will take place in three different ways. The first being a multi-tenant Cloud Connect PoP technology in the cloud; communications service providers can get the Cloud Connect platform functionality at no extra cost for connecting with Talari SD-WAN customers.

“As enterprises embrace hybrid IT and multi-cloud postures in pursuit of their digital-transformation objectives, they are compelled to overhaul their WAN architectures and management models to reliably, securely and cost-effectively deliver the cloud-based applications and services that are becoming increasingly valuable to business outcomes," said Brad Casemore, research vice president, datacenter networks at IDC. “Talari Cloud Connect responds to the challenges posed by multi-cloud, offering an approach to SD-WAN that addresses the dynamic connectivity, bandwidth, and security requirements at the intelligent edge.”