Connectivity is one of the most vital factors in the performance of a DC, despite whether you use physical or cloud server in Vietnam.
If you are moving from colocation to the cloud, you will already be aware of the importance of having a diverse set of connections to the outside internet. No matter how state of the art your hardware or cloud platform is, no matter how many backup power supplies are in place – if your route out to the internet is vulnerable, your ability to operate will always be at risk. That is why a cloud vendor that has multiple, diverse fibre routes in place should be at or near the top of your selection criteria. What is more, if you want to source your additional IP transit, you might want to review the options that your cloud server VN vendor can offer.
High-capacity connectivity is vital for fast, low-latency cloud server hosting, so it makes sense to seek assurances from your vendor in this critical area. If you use your cloud server to host line-of-business apps, a slow connection can contribute to a direct loss of productivity – and, if you use it to host customer-facing services, sluggish performance can result in a direct loss of revenues.
And capacity is not the only factor that affects speed. The shorter the distance your data needs to travel, the better – so be sure to look into the availability of connectivity to your business’ key geographical areas and data center locations through your cloud vendor.
Finally, connectivity can actually play an important role in the security of your cloud environment. In some cases, you may not want your cloud Vietnam server to be directly accessible through the public internet, but only through a VPN. For this to be an option, you will need the right functionality from your cloud vendor’s set of management tools and may require the ability to set up cross-connects within your data center.