Enterprise Cloud Xchange

What is Enterprise Cloud Xchange?


For many enterprises, the Enterprise Cloud Xchange (ECX) is the first choice when it comes to cloud computing. Enterprise Cloud Xchange (ECX) computing offers a hardware and network environment that is dedicated solely to the enterprise. Whether delivered through a hosted private cloud or internal private cloud, there is an assurance that the hardware, data storage and network security are dedicated to a single organization and not shared with other users.

An Enterprise Cloud Xchange (ECX) is a server’s configuration that allows you to have one or multiple servers running on a dedicated private network/VLAN, separated from other servers on the public network.

An Enterprise Cloud Xchange (ECX)) is an on-demand configurable pool of shared computing resources allocated within a public cloud environment that allows different resources to be isolated from each other. The seperation is achieved through the allocation of a private IP subnet and a virtual communication construct such as an individual VLAN per user. With ECX solutions, one user’s servers can therefore be isolated from others, and is accompanied with VPN functionality, allocated per ECX user, that secures the remote access of the organization to its ECX cloud resources by means of authentication and encryption.

What are the advantages of Enterprise Cloud Xchange?

  • Enterprise Clouds Xchange (ECX) offers a higher level of security and regulatory compliance than most public cloud implementations. If you are storing critical data (such as patient health records or the financial transaction data of your customers), you might want to consider ECX implementations that provide you with more tools to keep your data from ending up in the wrong hands.
  • Since your virtual servers don’t need to share data buses or processor time with the "noisy" servers of other companies, you can get higher levels of performance on a private cloud.
  • You have a higher level of control over your data.
  • You can avoid "vendor locks" – where you are tied to your CSP (cloud service provider) because it is quite hard to migrate elsewhere.
  • Greater scope for customizing the service to suit your enterprise needs.
  • The advantages of a ECX over enterprise IT include more cost-effective datacenter management and higher levels of scalability.