ANCHORAGE, Alaska--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Alaska businesses can now have a private, secure, and reliable
connection to Microsoft Azure cloud services from Alaska Communications
(NASDAQ: ALSK) and Microsoft. Alaska Communications is the first
Microsoft ExpressRoute partner based in Alaska.
Microsoft Azure is the leading provider of integrated cloud services -
analytics, computing, database, mobile, networking, storage and web -
all designed to host business applications and data securely and
reliably, while saving businesses money.
Alaska Communications provides a direct connection to Microsoft Azure
with ExpressRoute, creating a private, secure, reliable connection
between Microsoft datacenters and Alaska businesses. ExpressRoute
connections do not go over the public internet, and offer high security,
reliability and speeds with lower latencies than typical connections
over the internet.
"The cloud is transforming the way enterprises, government agencies,
schools and healthcare providers operate, allowing them to be more
productive while saving money. Moving workloads to the cloud gives
organizations the security, flexibility and scalability they haven't had
before. For example, if you need a large number of servers for a short
period of time - say to register thousands of people for a service or
event over a few weeks - you can pay for just that, then turn off
service. The cloud only works, though, if you have a secure, reliable
connection to it," Alaska Communications Vice President of Managed
Services Chris Reaburn said.
Alaska Communications was selected by Microsoft as its ExpressRoute
partner because of its secure, reliable, redundant fiber optic network,
connecting Alaska to the Lower 48. It is the only Alaska-based carrier
that is Ethernet 2.0 certified, providing ultimate in reliability and
"We've had a longstanding partnership with Microsoft, as a Microsoft
Gold Partner offering Microsoft Office 365 and Skype for Businesses.
This is a natural evolution of that partnership, bringing innovative
solutions to Alaska. The cloud is the way business is moving, bringing
new capabilities and creating new possibilities for businesses. We get
businesses to the cloud and support them with the tools, technology and
expertise to move our state forward," said Reaburn.
About Alaska Communications
Alaska Communications (NASDAQ: ALSK) is the leading provider of advanced
broadband and IT managed services for businesses and consumers in
Alaska. The company operates a highly reliable, advanced statewide data
network with the latest technology and the most diverse undersea fiber
optic system connecting Alaska to the contiguous U.S. For more
information, visit www.AlaskaCommunications.com
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Source: Alaska Communications
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