We recently worked with a client who had committed fully to the cloud, but was suffering a poor service as data transfer to and from the data centre was slow – hence the call to Quiss.

Amongst a host of changes made, we suggested installing a new Gigabit leased line, with an Azure ExpressRoute connection, direct from the client’s office to the Azure data centre in London, importantly a relatively short distance.

ExpressRoute connections offer more reliability, faster speeds and lower latencies than typical internet connections, with the improvement in performance typically outweighing the costs.

Gigabit connections move data at a speed much faster than you would typically have been used to. It’s up to 1000 Megabits per second (Mbps), download and upload – a critical difference when comparing the speeds to more usual broadband connections.

The cost for these super-fast, high-capacity connections is coming down, putting them within reach of most businesses now and some service providers are now providing Gigabit connections available for those with seriously large amounts of data to move. Interested? Get in touch.

Terry Faria, Telecommunications Manager, Quiss Technology plc