Wasabi for Multi-Cloud Compute Environments

Jim Donovan
Jim Donovan
Senior Vice President, Product

Businesses are embracing multi-cloud architectures to cut costs, balance performance and reduce risks. A 2018 RightScale survey of nearly 1000 technical professionals reveals 81% of enterprises and 64% of SMBs have a strategy to use multiple clouds.  Perhaps even more interesting, respondents are currently using, on average, five different clouds—three clouds for production applications and two clouds for experimentation.

Why Multi-Cloud Compute Infrastructure?

Multi-cloud implementations provide a number of potential financial and functional benefits, including:

  • Better economics – you can pick the cloud that offers the best pricing in a particular region or for a particular set of capabilities
  • Optimal performance – you can use different clouds to reach different geographies or deliver different types of applications
  • Improved reliability – you can run applications on multiple clouds to ensure continuous availability in the event of a service outage or DDoS attack
  • Greater independence – you can avoid lock-in and improve vendor leverage
  • Improved compliance – you can use a mix of clouds to comply with varying government regulations across regions

Wasabi for Multi-Cloud Compute Implementations

Wasabi hot cloud storage is perfect for multi-cloud compute environments.  Wasabi works with applications running in popular clouds like AWS, Azure and Google Cloud Platform.  You can run your applications on the compute clouds that best meet your specific price and functional requirements, and store your valuable business data on the industry’s most affordable and fastest-performing storage cloud.  Wasabi is 80% cheaper than Amazon’s S3 storage service. And Wasabi is significantly faster than S3—even for AWS EC2 customers!

Wasabi offers direct, high-speed connectivity to AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform and other popular IaaS and PaaS platforms through partnerships with leading colocation, carrier hotel and exchange providers like Equinix, Flexential, Limelight Networks and Megaport. These private network connections avoid internet latency, traffic bottlenecks and security risks, providing fast and predictable performance.

Wasabi also offers direct, high-capacity connectivity to next-generation cloud compute services like Packet.  These cutting-edge platforms take price-performance and agility to the next level.  Wasabi customers are using these upstart services to augment or replace traditional cloud compute services.  Some are using conventional IaaS and PaaS solutions for development, prototype and test, and using next-generation platforms for production.  Others are using next-gen platforms like Packet throughout the entire application lifecycle.

Wasabi for Hybrid Cloud Environments

Wasabi is also perfect for hybrid cloud implementations.  According to the RightScale report over half of companies use a mix of public and private cloud resources.  Many businesses are using private clouds to support applications with strict performance, security or compliance requirements, and using public clouds to support applications with less stringent requirements.

Wasabi Direct Connect lets you access Wasabi hot cloud storage directly from your corporate data center or colo over a high-speed, private network connection.  The Direct Connect service provides fast, low-latency storage connectivity for private clouds, with predictable and affordable pricing.

Wasabi’s flexible connectivity options and extensive industry partnerships let you combine private cloud and public cloud resources to satisfy a wide range of application and budget requirements.  Multi-cloud and hybrid cloud implementations can help you control costs, accelerate performance and improve uptime.

Jim Donovan
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Jim Donovan

Senior Vice President, Product