What to Know About Connecting to Your IaaS Provider

By Jayne MillerJul 16, 2020


Around three in four enterprises that responded to our latest WAN Manager Survey reported having more than one infrastructure as a service (IaaS) partner. Azure and AWS were easily the most frequently cited by participants; 60% were using one or both of these providers.

With this in mind, how are enterprises connecting to their IaaS providers and why would you select one method over another? And what's the global geographic distribution of cloud providers looking like these days?

This is why we had to have Principal Analyst Patrick Christian on The WAN Manager Podcast. We're overdue to talk about cloud and WAN infrastructure.

Lucky for us, this is Patrick's specialty, he had an hour to spare, and he brought us a new map to help us visualize the cloud.

Once we hit record, Greg asked about all things cloud, data center strategy, the latest insider lingo (Regions vs. availability zones?), and the controversial politics of using video during conference calls. (Listen all the way through to hear Greg's sartorial strategy for video calls.)   

Enjoy the full episode below.

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Patrick Christian

Patrick Christian

Patrick Christian is a Principal Analyst with TeleGeography. He heads the Cloud and WAN Infrastructure research service. He also focuses on West African and European markets specializing in international bandwidth markets and internet infrastructure, WAN services, terrestrial and submarine cable systems, and international voice traffic analysis.

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Greg Bryan

Greg Bryan

Greg is a Senior Manager, Enterprise Research at TeleGeography where he leads our enterprise pricing research. Greg is also the chair of the WAN Summit conference series.

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