Originally posted on Bluebird Network

In a continuing effort to help the public navigate the ins and outs of the telecommunications industry, we at Bluebird Network would like to dive into the role of “egress.” The term egress holds significant weight in the realm of influencing data flow and the costs associated with transmitting information across networks. While egress traditionally refers to the movement of data out of a network, understanding its nuances, including the potential for negative egress fees, sheds light on its profound implications for businesses and consumers alike. This blog seeks to reveal the influence of egress fees and the significance of a dependable fiber network company in managing them.

Egress fees, often viewed as a necessary expense in the telecommunications landscape, represent the charges incurred when data exits a network to reach its destination.

Typical egress fees refer to charges incurred when data is transferred out of a cloud service provider’s network to another location, such as an on-premises data center or another cloud provider’s network. These fees can vary based on factors such as the volume of data transferred and the destination of the data. There are also internet-based egress fees, which specifically apply to data transferred over the public internet from a cloud service provider’s network to external locations. Internet-based egress feeds often involve additional costs compared to regular egress fees due to the reliance on public internet infrastructure, which may involve transit fees and peering agreements with internet service providers (ISPs). As a result, businesses need to carefully consider both regular and internet-based egress fees when planning their cloud connectivity strategies to effectively manage costs and ensure optimal performance for their applications and services.

Bluebird has created the Cloud Connect service in order to create a seamless and efficient solution for businesses seeking reliable, fast, and secure connectivity to third-party public and private cloud providers. Cloud Connect allows Bluebird to significantly reduce egress fees, potentially saving clients up to 70% in operational costs. With Cloud Connect, clients have access to a private, direct connection to major cloud service providers, enhancing their overall network capabilities. This cost-saving feature, combined with faster spin-up of additional cloud connections, ease of management, and lower overall operational costs, makes Bluebird’s Cloud Connect an unparalleled choice for businesses looking to optimize their cloud connectivity while minimizing expenses.

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