Cloud Connect

The Cloud Doesn’t Work Without the Network ®

Lightower Cloud Connect offers all-fiber networking between your organization and the industry’s largest cloud providers, including Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. As cloud services become part of the critical infrastructure of organizations, high performance networking is a necessity in order to maintain business performance. From 50 Mbps to 10 Gbps, Lightower can connect you to the cloud with IP, Ethernet, or Wavelengths, with or without redundancy, to maximize cloud performance.

Harness the Power of the Cloud

Customers continue to move critical business functions to the cloud, so your underlying networking performance is also critical. Lightower Cloud Connect is the link that makes cloud-based applications perform at their optimal levels. Lightower Cloud Connect offers several transport options, with each technology having its own advantages:

  • Dedicated Internet Access – connect to your cloud provider over the Internet
  • Ethernet – Resilient switched Ethernet connectivity over the Lightower Network
  • Wavelengths – Dedicated paths to your cloud provider over the Lightower Network

Trust the Smarter Choice

For over 25 years, Lightower Fiber Networks has provided reliable, flexible, high capacity connectivity throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest, as well as to Toronto and London. Over 40% of Fortune 500® companies trust Lightower with their mission-critical networking needs.*

*Fortune 500® companies headquartered or available within the Lightower service area.

Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute by Lightower

Azure ExpressRoute by Lightower allows customers to connect to Microsoft Azure via the Equinix Cloud Exchange with bandwidth options ranging from 100 Mbps to 10 Gbps.

By leveraging direct fiber connectivity between Equinix Cloud Exchange and your office, data center, or colocation environment, you can actually lower networking costs, increase throughput and performance, and provide a more consistent and secure networking experience for users.

Fiber Connectivity to Two Equinix Cloud Exchange Locations for Azure Access
Lightower offers all-fiber connectivity (100 Mbps – 10 Gbps), to
 two Azure / Equinix access locations:

  • 60 Hudson Street, NYC
  • 21715 Filigree Court, Ashburn, VA

Connect to either, or both, of these locations via end-to-end fiber from any of Lightower’s over 22,000+ service locations including on-net data centers and telco hotels.  All-fiber connectivity to an Equinix Cloud Exchange will maximize the performance of your Azure data throughput and cloud-based applications.

Benefits of Azure ExpressRoute by Lightower

  • Increase the performance of all throughput, transactions, and applications conducted between business locations and Microsoft Azure
  • Storage, backup, and recovery
  • Securely add compute and storage capacity
  • Build applications that span on-premises infrastructure and Azure without compromising security or performance.

Learn more about Lightower Azure ExpressRoute solutions:

Lightower is an authorized C1 Microsoft Azure Partner

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect by Lightower

AWS Direct Connect service by Lightower allows customers to connect directly to Amazon Web Services via end-to-end fiber networking, with bandwidth options ranging from 50 Mbps to 10 Gbps.

By leveraging direct fiber connectivity between AWS and your office, data center, or colocation environment, you can actually lower networking costs, increase throughput and performance, and provide a more consistent and secure networking experience for users.

Fiber Connectivity to Two AWS Direct Connect Sites
Lightower offers all-fiber connectivity (50 Mbps – 10 Gbps), to
 two Amazon Web Services Direct Connect locations:

  • 32 Avenue of the Americas, NYC
  • 21715 Filigree Court, Ashburn, VA

Connect to either, or both, of these locations via end-to-end fiber from any of Lightower’s over 22,000+ service locations including on-net data centers and telco hotels.  All fiber connectivity to an AWS Direct Connect site will maximize the performance of your AWS data throughput and applications.

Benefits of AWS Direct Connect by Lightower

  • Increase the performance of all throughput, transactions, and applications conducted between business locations and Amazon Web Services
  • Compatible with all AWS services including: Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC), Amazon DynamoDB and Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS)
  • Extend your current computing environment into the secure, reliable cloud provided by Amazon Web Services

Learn more about Lightower AWS Direct Connect Services:

Lightower is an authorized Amazon Web Services Technology Partner and Direct Connect Partner.

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Your High Speed On-Ramp to the Cloud

Lightower’s services provide the reliability and assurance that sets us apart from the competition. Offering a wide range of flexible bandwidth and interface options for high availability private, public, and hybrid cloud access, Lightower ensures businesses and organizations the flexibility and choices to best fit their needs for a cloud computing network infrastructure with minimal foundational and operational costs.

Your High Speed On-Ramp to the Cloud
Secure, Low Latency Cloud Connectivity

A Truly Comprehensive Suite of Services

Lightower Fiber Networks consists of many cost-effective, efficient solutions designed to complement your business by delivering information seamlessly. With more than 22,000+ service locations, Lightower’s network is within 500 feet of over 20,000+ businesses, resulting in cost-effective connectivity to critical communications facilities and enterprise locations throughout the Lightower footprint.