Nationwide access to the IBM Cloud is done via NEXTDC switching fabric that provides secure connectivity and reduced network costs through the automated provisioning and flexible bandwidth available from network service providers in NEXTDC data centres.
NEXTDC CEO Craig Scroggie said customers can now get a high-speed, private network connection from their existing infrastructure directly into an IBM Cloud powered by SoftLayer, providing complete access and control over IT resources, allowing them to move workloads in and out of the cloud.
“This new relationship with IBM reflects the importance of our nationwide connectivity to Australia’s IT industry.
Jack Beech, Vice President Business Development for SoftLayer, an IBM Company, said “IBM Cloud has maintained a long-standing commitment to providing advanced network capabilities to the enterprise as part of our core service offering.
“By extending our Direct Link services to now include access to NEXTDC, we further our goal to improve the flexibility, performance, security and reliability of enterprise connections to our IaaS platform.”