Cisco Umbrella recently added new data centers to serve customers in Denmark and Sweden and we could not be more excited!
When selecting data center locations, we look at several criteria, including the number of users in that region and the transit and peering options that define our ability to improve service for our users.
Adding these data centers to our architecture means customers have closer access to the cloud anytime, anywhere, providing additional opportunities to process usage and event data locally.
What else does the addition of Nordic data centers to the Cisco Umbrella global cloud architecture bring for you? Read on to find out!
Cisco Umbrella and its global cloud architecture is a key component of Cisco’s Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) offering.
Cisco Umbrella helps unify firewall, Secure Web Gateway (SWG), DNS-layer security, Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), and threat intelligence into a single cloud service – allowing businesses of all sizes to secure their users everywhere they work. Traffic latency decreases with the optimal usage of a hybrid multi-cloud infrastructure – maximizing resilience!
Anycast routing intelligently directs traffic to the closest Umbrella data center, bypassing degraded or unavailable links automatically. Imagine a built-in customer assistant providing you with the best possible availability, reliability, and quality. There is no longer a need to manage load balancers, routing policies or configure files. When planned maintenance or unplanned interruptions occur, failover happens automatically and maintains redundancy.
For example, if a customer selects Stockholm as its primary Umbrella data center and that center is taken down for maintenance or unexpectedly fails, the address space is advertised out to the other data center in the region pair – Copenhagen. This means a stress-free automatic tunnel fail over where no customer intervention is needed.
Umbrella peers directly with more than 1000 organizations to continuously boost performance and help ensure the fastest route for requests by creating shortcuts through the internet topography for our customers’ encrypted traffic. By utilizing more than 6000 peering sessions with partners like Netflix, Google, and Facebook (just to name a few), we decrease latency and improve performance between our customers and their networks.
Data centers for Cisco Umbrella, like Copenhagen and Stockholm, are intentionally located near the Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) for faster, more reliable service. These data centers are carrier-neutral, selected purely on the location’s ability to provide the best quality connections and services to the regions served.
Both Cisco Umbrella Nordic data centers meet or exceed Uptime Institute Tier III standards, meet all common security compliance standards (ISO27001/SOC2), and are General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliant.
In addition to meeting and exceeding all compliance standards, we also want to ensure we operate as a greener organisation while working to build a sustainable model for the future. Both new data center locations – Copenhagen and Stockholm – use 99% renewable energy. In addition, the Cisco UCS servers used are Energy Star and have the best power-to-performance ratio in the industry.
We invite you to learn more about how the Cisco Umbrella global cloud architecture brings cloud access closer to you.
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