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Robust, reliable connectivity to and within the cloud.
A well-defined cloud connectivity strategy is critical to the long-term growth and sustainability of any enterprise looking to explore the potential of the cloud. Every cloud strategy needs a cloud connectivity strategy as one of its foundational pillars as it is critical to its success both in the long and the short term. Connectivity is the key – it is connectivity that needs to drive the decisions the organisation makes with regards to how it will invest, integrate and innovate in the cloud.
Liquid has a suite of connectivity products and services that connect you to strategically located data centres and offer unrivalled cloud solutions. This bouquet of products and services ensure exceptional cloud experiences and rich, evolving connectivity solutions. We run Azure Stack, a hybrid cloud platform that offers a subset of the services available on Azure, to provide you with your own reliable and secure cloud production environment. Our solutions are agile and effective and our teams work closely with customers to ensure that our cloud is reliable, smooth, dedicated and fast.
We also offer the option to connect to other hyperscalers such as AWS, Oracle, Google and so on. Our high-speed fibre network results in lower latency, increased efficiency, and accelerated business productivity.
CloudConnect is Liquid Intelligent Technology’s solution that powers Microsoft ExpressRoute so that you can have a private and personalised connection between Microsoft cloud services and your business. Liquid Intelligent Technology offers ExpressRoute services in over 13 countries within Africa via pan-African fibre that stretches for 100,000km.
Since Liquid Intelligent Technology is one of the few official partners of Microsoft in Africa, we can ensure that you are directly connected to Microsoft Azure Peering Onramp Service instead of being rerouted through other connectivity providers.
Liquid CloudConnect directly connects to hyperscalers, making it easy to implement
Cost-effective, as you do not need an expensive IPSec tunnel for your Azure resources
You get a flexible bandwidth, ranging from 50Mbps to 1Gbps as standard
Reliability is guaranteed because data cannot transverse the public internet making it private and secure.
Liquid CloudConnect delivers secure, high performance and private connectivity to workloads hosted with the Cloud Providers such as Microsoft Azure, AWS, Google and Oracle.
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.
SaaS Connect is a Liquid dedicated public connection to Microsoft cloud services such as Office 365, Dynamics 365, Azure or any Microsoft routes accessible via the public internet.
SaaS Connect leverages the direct peering with Microsoft AS 8075 and extends the AS 8075 prefixes to the client. SaaS Connect supports Microsoft Azure Peering Service (MAPS) where enterprises combine the value of the Liquid network and the Global Microsoft network to increase performance and optimise traffic routing by selecting the shortest path to Microsoft.
CloudInternet combines the benefit of optimised general internet routing, direct peering infrastructure with Microsoft and dedicated bandwidth for Microsoft SaaS services.
CloudInternet customers decide on how much of the bandwidth is reserved for Microsoft. This will work for both inbound and outbound to Microsoft. Liquid has direct peering locations with Microsoft at Cape Town, Johannesburg, Nairobi, Lagos and London. This direct peering will make sure that traffic gets to its destination as quickly as possible without traversing any public internet exchange points.
CloudInternet = Internet + reserved bandwidth for Microsoft SaaS + Microsoft Peering Service
We’ve partnered with Microsoft to help you enhance the user experience for your clientele. This is made possible by MAPS or Microsoft Azure Peering Services custom-built to improve connectivity to Microsoft Public Services, including Dynamics 365, Microsoft 365, and other SaaS hosted by Microsoft.
The reliable connectivity allows you to complete tasks faster. You also receive insights to help you grow your traffic online.
Unsurpassed Connectivity For Optimal Productivity Liquid Intelligent Technologies happens to be the only provider offering Microsoft Peering Services to users over 100,000km and across thirteen countries.
Traffic ProtectionWe have partnered with Microsoft Azure because they follow all relevant SaaS security requirements. Additionally, clients who want to transition to an internet-based cloud can transition using the Peering Service. When you register, you define the path through which routing will take place.
Connections All-AroundThe Microsoft Global Network has locations worldwide where service providers connect to the end-user. Since Liquid Intelligent Technologies has partnered with MAPS, we happen to be the most peered in Africa. Microsoft peering locations are in Cape Town, Gauteng, Lagos, and Nairobi.
Reliable RoutingMicrosoft SaaS applications like O365 maintain highly distributed services scaled out to hundreds of locations globally. Therefore, when end-users are allowed to connect with the Microsoft Cloud at an edge location closest to them, they receive the best experience- which is what we strive to provide.
CloudBoost, powered by Teridion Curated Routing (TCR), leverages 25 public cloud providers around the world to continuously analyze the internet performance and dynamically set up the fastest internet connection globally.
The internet overlay ensures a high performance, reliable user experience for dynamic, interactive SaaS applications on any device, anywhere in the world.
The service further enhances the edge SD-WAN by providing superior end-to-end for enterprise global connectivity both between corporate locations and to all SaaS providers and IaaS workloads.
Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) is a modern approach to building and operating Wide Area Networks. SD-WAN is the logical extension of virtualisation in the data centre and Software Defined Networking in those data centres.
Augmenting your existing WAN infrastructure with SD-WAN functionality reduces WAN cost, improves availability and application performance while also simplifying management, improving network security, and reducing Service Provider dependence.
Integrates with your existing WAN architecture to streamline management and network efficiency
On demand, agile and automated changes as you require it, without delays
Reduces network costs by routing non-critical traffic over lower-cost broadband connections
Liquid Intelligent Technologies broadband connectivity can be provided or supply your own connectivity
LiquidCloud facilitates your business through all stages of the service lifecycle. In addition, we offer 24×7 technical, support, management and network monitoring, backed by Service Level Agreements.
With the resiliency, speed, and consistently dependable performance of our Internet-related Services, we help you reach more destinations with fewer hops quickly.
Personalised strategies and solutions are based on a deeper understanding of your business needs with full and protected in-house expert managed cloud security.
Choose LiquidCloud 365Direct to access Microsoft SaaS services – A dedicated, reliable, and faster connection can positively impact the experience of your customers and employees alike. To help you maximise internal operations and protect your Microsoft investment, you will need connectivity solutions that complement your strategy.
Local knowledge & expertiseWe are a proudly African, privately-owned, independent company
24/7 global supportWe offer proactive monitoring and full technical support
A network like no otherAs a single network, we offer faster speeds, more reliability and tighter security than other networks.
Cloud end-to-endBy choosing Liquid Cloud, you gain access to an end to end provider capable of delivering not only Cloud resources but the vital elements of Cyber Security and Cloud optimised bandwidth, bringing you not only the components you need but tying them together efficiently and securely.