SaaS without an internet connection: what strange magic is this?

0 WAN with a plan can make SaaS look like it’s on-prem, suggests Equinix

Software-as-a-service (SaaS) has been spruiked as all about you, an internet connection, and software running in a super-secure bit barn somewhere.

Serious SaaS providers let you integrate your on-site security somehow, but still rely on all the fun and variability of the public internet for some of the journey between your premises and their cloudy contraptions.

Equinix wants to have a waft at giving you the option to give the Internet a miss and instead use your WAN. The plan looks like this: use your WAN to hook into an Equinix bit barn, where the company runs a dedicated connection to a SaaS provider. That second connection runs over Equinix’s Direct Cloud Exchange, which runs pipes from the company’s bit barns to those operated by public clouds, the better to ensure a predictable pipe. Equinix is now extending that offering to SaaS providers.

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