Any sort of Cloud technology these days is super hot. There is a lot of information out there to digest.
If you have a hard time distinguishing the difference between "cloud connection services" from one vendor
with "cloud services" from other vendors, then think of it this way:
Cloud services are like the toilets.
Cloud connection services are like the sewer lines. (This area is where I work every day. Don't you love the imagery here!?)
When you spin up processes at your CSP and create "data" in the toilet, and then you find that you have to transfer it back to your cube at HQ, then that's when you need the sewer lines to send the "data" to your office. The bigger and fatter the pipes of your sewer lines, the faster the "data" transfer.
You pay one cost to buy a toilet from one vendor.
And you pay another cost to the other vendor who runs the sewer lines.
Two different services.
Two different vendor relationships.
Two different bills to pay.
In the the end, the two work together really well.
Cloud connection services examples: AWS Direct Connect, and Azure ExpressRoute
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