SIA Cloudnet

SIA Cloudnet allows customers with IT resources or business services hosted at leading Cloud providers to access the SIA ecosystem through a private network infrastructure with the highest standards of quality, reliability, latency and security.

SIA Cloudnet guarantees a fast, stable, reliable and secure connection to those who need to transfer and receive data/transactions to and from SIA's central payment and e-money systems: banks, fintechs, large-scale retail trade, utilities, telcos, oil companies, insurance companies, media and transport companies. The result is a more efficient network experience compared to Internet-based connections.

SIA links the network PoPs of Cloud Providers interconnecting them based on the access connectivity options and resilience recommendations provided by AWS and Azure, through dedicated Gbps connections provided by different operators. Inbound and outbound traffic managed by the SIA Cloudnet infrastructure is encrypted to comply with payment and card circuit standards. In addition, the dynamic routing criteria allow the customer continuity of access to SIA central services even in the case of adverse events.

SIA Cloudnet AWS Customer configuration
Customers connect to SIA via the AWS backbone, where the Direct Connect connection is logically terminated. They need to establish a Boundary VPC with logical devices able to support the given SIA connectivity requirements.
The Customer Boundary VPC is connected to the SIA AWS subscription with the association between the Customer Virtual Gateway (VGW) in the Boundary VPC and the SIA Direct Connect Gateway (DXG) in the SIA subscription.

Azure Customer configuration
Customers connect to SIA via the Azure backbone, where the Express Route connection is logically terminated.  They need to establish a Boundary Vnet with logical devices able to support the given SIA connectivity requirements.
The Customer Boundary Vnet is connected to the SIA Azure subscription with a Vnet global peering association between the Customer Boundary VPC and the SIA Vnet in the SIA subscription. 

Advantages:
  • reliability and security 
  • increased bandwidth throughput 
  • enhanced latency 
  • high network performance 
  • flexibility and scalability 
  • cost saving 
  • compliance with payment and card connectivity regulatory requirements