SAS is transforming the way enterprises connect to Cloud Platforms and Applications. As the reliance on platforms such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and a multitude of Software-as-a- Service (SaaS) applications grows, companies are increasing looking at how they connect to these services.
Originally the Internet was the only option but increasingly customers are concerned by the lack of security and unpredictability of a Public network. Private connections overcame these issues but are often cloaked in fixed-term, inflexible contracts which don’t align with rapidly changing workload and the application demands of cloud computing.
SAS has access to all the main Cloud Platform Providers such as AWS Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, Alibaba Cloud and Oracle Cloud in multiple locations. For example, SAS Gateway can connect to 37 different AWS and 91 Azure locations across the world. Once connected to the SAS Gateway a new connection can be live in a matter of minutes. And with minimum contracts of a month, enterprises can quickly set up and tear down private connections to cloud platforms and application without large financial and operational commitments.
Not only are private cloud connections quicker, more reliable and secure they often benefit from more attractive data usage rates. Both the leading Cloud Platform Providers, AWS and Azure, charge between 50-75% less per TB downloaded from the platform over a private connection compared to the public internet.