Providers allow customers to use their platforms to create interconnection capabilities between the NSP PoP to which the customer is connected (typically located in a colocation facility) and CSPs connected to the fabric provider's platform.
Gartner Report – Use Gartner’s Connectivity Strategy to Optimize Cloud Performance and Cost
This Gartner research guides Infrastructure and operations leaders in selecting the optimal match for their needs, based on key performance, cost and connectivity requirements.
Network leaders planning connectivity to the public cloud should:
Choose carrier-based, WAN-to-cloud connectivity for simplicity, or if optimum service consistency is a key requirement
Choose a hub-based architecture, if superior flexibility is a primary requirement