Press Release

AppHUB Integrates Express Route to Accelerate Full Suite of Microsoft Cloud Applications

HERNDON, VA – March 30, 2016 – Apcela, the high-performance application delivery company for hybrid cloud IT environments, announced the integration of Office 365 along with the full suite of Microsoft Cloud applications within its AppHUB™ global application delivery platform. AppHUB’s high-performance infrastructure coupled with Software-Defined Networking (SDN) technology enables on-demand integration of Microsoft Cloud applications via secure gateways over an enterprise-grade internet that avoids the congested public Internet. AppHUB accelerates the full suite of Microsoft Cloud platforms, including Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, Skype for Business Online, Azure Active Directory, Office 365 Video, Power BI, Delve and Project Online. Offering improved security and accelerated application performance across distributed and mobile IT environments, AppHUB eliminates the need to build out direct connections or costly MPLS links for every cloud application in order to achieve optimized hybrid IT performance.

The AppHUB platform delivers software-defined traffic optimization and dynamic provisioning, easing the growing and costly challenge of integrating complex on-premise environments with distributed cloud applications. According to the 2015 IDG Cloud Computing Survey, 72% of enterprises have already deployed cloud environments with the survey predicting an additional investment of $70 billion on SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS within the next year. As applications migrate to distributed cloud environments and workforces become highly mobile, enterprise application performance breaks down over the congested public Internet. AppHUB provides enterprise-grade application performance for integrating XaaS with legacy IT environments. The platform offers more reliability, faster speeds, lower latencies, and higher security than typical Internet connections by leveraging Apcela’s award-winning, global, ultra-low latency, secure and resilient infrastructure.

“Forward-thinking IT leaders recognize the growing challenge their teams face as cloud adoption accelerates across both business and mission-critical applications,” said Rob Page, vice president of engineering, Apcela “Our AppHUB platform integrates the Microsoft Cloud directly into the enterprise IT infrastructure. We do this by combining Express Route access to any Microsoft Cloud instance globally, with the highest performance direct access for all users, regardless of location or access technology. The result is LAN-like application performance for all cloud applications, including Office 365 and the entire Microsoft Cloud suite.”

Apcela’s AppHUB Application Delivery Platform reaches 185 markets and 41 countries worldwide, simplifying the integration of more than 400 globally distributed SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS cloud services. For more information on AppHUB for Office 365 please visit: https://www.apcela.com/solutions/office-365/

Media Contacts:
Jessica Steele, Global PR for Apcela
+1 571-490-7819
jessica.steele@apcela.com

About Apcela
Apcela provides global IT platforms that simplify integration and accelerate the performance of on-premise and cloud-based applications for an increasingly mobile world. The company’s award-winning low-latency software-defined networks and hybrid cloud solutions cost-effectively prepare its clients for the evolution of next-generation IT.  Our Alpha Platform™ is an award-winning high performance global private cloud that accelerates algorithmic securities trading performance across key liquidity venues in the equities, derivatives, fixed income, and FX markets.  Spanning more than 185 markets and 41 countries across North and South America, Europe and Asia, Apcela’s AppHUB™ provides enterprise-grade application performance by integrating XaaS with legacy IT environments and infrastructure.

For more information, please visit https://www.apcela.com.