According to Forrester, the research and advisory firm, the global public cloud market will increase from $146 billion in 2017 to $178 billion in 2018. Beyond this year, Forrester predicts it will continue to grow at a 22 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR). Public cloud platforms represent the fastest growing segment, which Forrester predicts will generate $44 billion this year. Moreover, by the end of 2018, more than half of global enterprises will rely on at least one public cloud platform, which many see as critical to the goal of digital transformation.

To provides customers with dedicated connectivity to top cloud providers, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, IBM, Oracle, Google Cloud and Rackspace, FiberLight, LLC has launched its Cloud Connect service. The new product will enable customers to reduce costs compared to on-premises and public internet cloud connectivity solutions while increasing application performance.

“As an increasing number of enterprises move toward hybrid cloud architectures, finding an effective way to access and scale connectivity to various cloud platforms has become important to maintain business productivity while reducing costs,” stated Marc Dyman, Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer for FiberLight, following the announcement. “Using FiberLight’s new Cloud Connect service, our customers will be able to access key cloud providers with dedicated fiber connectivity from commercial buildings in our core markets. FiberLight’s state-of-the-art fiber network will enable greater reliability and performance of critical applications in the cloud while increasing the volume of customers to our data center partners.”

Providing connectivity and access to critical cloud data and applications with bandwidth capabilities from 100 Mbps to 10 Gbps, FiberLight Cloud Connect offers customers a reliable and dedicated path over FiberLight’s optical infrastructure. By adding supplementary capabilities and partnering with multiple cloud exchange providers based on market demand, Cloud Connect, which was first launched in the Washington, D.C. area, will now extend across Atlanta, Dallas, Tampa, and Washington, D.C./Northern Virginia.

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