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CloudConnect

Wholesale CloudConnect

CloudConnect, Liquid’s suite of connectivity products and services that link a customer’s business to local and global cloud services, provides secure, resilient and high-availability connections across our pan-African network.

Our CloudConnect service is enabled at over 1,000 PoPs across Africa with privately-owned terrestrial fibre and access to at least five undersea cables connecting Africa to the world and the world to Africa. CloudConnect extends outside of Africa through partnerships such as Equinix Cloud Exchange and Zayo.

CloudConnect is available for the following cloud service providers:

  • Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute
  • AWS Direct Connect
  • Google Cloud Interconnect
  • Oracle Cloud FastConnect
  • SAP CLoud Peering for SaaS
  • Alibaba Cloud Express Connect
  • IBM Cloud Direct Link
  • Orange Cloud Flexible
  • Engine Direct Connect
  • Cloud VPS OpenStack Connect
  • F5 Silverline DDoS Protection
  • Ardenta vCloud
  • Beeks Financial Cloud
  • EuNetworks
  • GTT Ethercloud
  • Google Carrier Peering
  • ProfitBricks
  • CipherSpace Cloud2U
  • Prolival Horizon Cloud Access eLink
  • Interoute Network Service
  • Fuse Forward Cloud Connect
  • Deloitte Cyber Security Services
  • Redstor Online Backup
  • Cegid
  • BT Cloud Compute
  • Protocall One
  • Zadara Direct Connect
  • VMware vCloud Air Network Exchange
  • Outscale
  • Elit-Technologies UCaaS HCS
  • VIA UCaaS Direct Connect
  • Salesforce Express Connect
  • Flexible Engine Direct Connect
  • GreenClouds BV
  • Microsoft Azure Germany
  • OvH vRack Connect
  • Rackspace RackConnect Global

CloudConnect for Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute

CloudConnect for Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute is bundled into a single, flexible solution, giving you the benefit of dealing with one service provider that takes care of your connectivity needs.

Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute provides a high-performance, private, and secure connection between your IT environment and Microsoft Azure and Office 365. These cloud services are offered through Liquid Intelligent Technologies where ExpressRoute is available.

As an official Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider, Liquid Intelligent Technologies can provide cloud services and products to Africa, such as Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Dynamics 365, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Office 365, Enterprise Mobility Suite and Windows 10.

CloudConnect for AWS Direct Connect

AWS Direct Connect links your internal network to an AWS Direct Connect location over a Liquid Intelligent Technologies 1-gigabit or 10-gigabit Ethernet fibre-optic cable. One end of the cable is connected to your router, the other to an AWS Direct Connect router.

With this connection in place, you can create virtual interfaces directly to public AWS services (for example, to Amazon S3) or to Amazon Virtual Private Cloud, bypassing internet service providers in your network path.

CloudConnect for Google Cloud Interconnect

When using Partner Interconnect, you work with Liquid Intelligent Technologies to connect your VPC and on-premises networks. Liquid Intelligent Technologies has existing physical connections to Google’s network that we make available for our customers to use.

Liquid Intelligent Technologies will provision a Partner Interconnect connection, after which, you can start passing traffic between your networks via our pan-African network.

CloudConnect for Oracle Cloud FastConnect

Oracle FastConnect is a network connectivity alternative to using the public internet for connecting your on-premises data centre or network with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Oracle FastConnect should be considered when a customer requires higher bandwidth options that can scale with their business needs, provide 99.95% availability and offer a more reliable and consistent networking experience when compared to internet-based connections.

CloudConnect for SAP Cloud Peering for SaaS

SAP Cloud Peering is a reliable and secure connectivity option for customers to SAP Cloud Services, and leverages SAP’s global interconnection provider ecosystem. SAP Cloud Peering is a highly secure connectivity option, because the traffic goes through Liquid Intelligent Technologies’s network and never travels across the public Internet.

CloudConnect for Alibaba Cloud Express Connect

Alibaba Cloud Express Connect provides a fast, stable, secure and private or dedicated network communication between different cloud environments. This includes VPC intranet intercommunication and dedicated leased line connection across regions and users.

With Express Connect you can increase the flexibility of your network topology and enhance the quality and security of inter-network communication.

CloudConnect for IBM Cloud Direct Link

IBM Cloud Direct Link helps ensure the security of sensitive data to and from the IBM Cloud.

Back-up or store huge volumes of data from your data centre on IBM Cloud with predictable bandwidth costs. With a dedicated network connection, your transfer rates are fast, consistent and reliable.

Find out more today and get connected