Telia Carrier expands Cloud Connect to SUPERNAP data centre

14 May 2019 | Natalie Bannerman

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Telia Carrier has launched a new Cloud Connect point of presence (PoP) in the SUPERNAP Italia data centre near Milan Italy.

Telia’s Cloud Connect service allows customers to connect directly to cloud service providers such as AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure and IBM Cloud across Telia Carrier’s global network.

“The SUPERNAP data centre is an ideal location for our Milan PoP,” said Davide Binaghi, managing director at Telia Carrier Italy. “The facility’s unparalleled resiliency, reliability and security matches the commitment we have to our own infrastructure. We believe its customer base will greatly benefit from Telia Carrier’s Cloud Connect service and we are excited to work with them.”

Cloud Connect enables businesses to connect directly to the Telia Carrier fibre backbone, and accelerate cloud services connectivity around the world. With multiple redundant and geographically diverse connections to the major clouds and the security of dedicated MEF CE2.0 certified Ethernet circuits.

“Telia has been a carrier at our data centre since it opened and is a valued member of our Ecosystem, which enables our customers to innovate and grow their businesses,” added Philip Tohme, CEO, SUPERNAP Italia. “We are pleased to collaborate with Telia to enhance our multi-cloud connect offering and provide our clients a secure, reliable and affordable solution for direct cloud connection in our hyper-scalable environment.”

The Cloud Connect service is immediately at SUPERNAP Italia on a range of competitively priced and flexible tariffs. In addition, customers will be able to manage their Cloud Connect services through a user-friendly interface, allowing them to monitor bandwidth and usage in real-time with complete transparency.

Back in March, Telia Carrier and Telxius entered into an agreement for multi-terabit capacity services joining together capacity from Telxius’ MAREA cable and Telia Carrier’s European network.