The cloud has transformed the way businesses work. It’s unlocked unrivalled power and flexibility, and brought ever growing numbers of new opportunities. But to take advantage of all the cloud has to offer, your connection to it needs to be up to scratch.

Poor connectivity can turn the cloud from a business enabler into an IT nightmare. The most obvious option, using a standard broadband connection, is often slow, limiting and, potentially, a security weak spot.

The good news is there are a variety of connectivity options out there. From Ethernet to FTTC; VPN to Point to Point; to private dark fibre via a cloud hosting provider, there’s a solution, or combination of solutions, that will work for your business.

The challenge is understanding which options are right for you. Each comes with its own strengths and weaknesses in areas like bandwidth, availability, latency, security and cost. Being clear about which if these is most important to you will help you make the right connectivity decisions.

Over the next few weeks, we will examine these options in more detail with a series of blogs, looking at the pros and cons, and why you might want to consider one option over another. Or, if you want to dive in straight away, you can download our new ebook which takes an in-depth look at nine of the most common connectivity options.