With its brand promise of Connectivity Made Simple™, Global Capacity is not only committed to making it easier for businesses to connect to high-value destinations, but to offer its channel partners winning opportunities to grow their business. Following a whirlwind of channel partner events last month with top master agents including World Telecom Group (WTG), Intelisys, Converged Network Services Group (CNSG), Telecom Brokerage, Inc. (TBI) and X4 Solutions, I caught up with Rob Olson, Global Capacity's Vice President of Partner Channel, to hear how our channel partners have never been more energized by our connectivity solutions that are helping them achieve new business growth.
It is estimated that, by 2018, more than 60 percent of organizations will have moved their infrastructure onto cloud platforms. As more enterprises migrate to the cloud, the demands for performance and dependability will rise. The network is one of the key components affecting user experience for cloud users. The throughput of a cloud network will determine how much time it takes a user to transmit data between their servers, while the latency will determine how much delay the user will experience in communicating between their servers.
Connecting your new business location to the internet and other business applications takes some knowledge of the whos and hows. It can take time to determine the best connectivity solution at the best price for your business needs.
No single network has the reach to provide connectivity everywhere. To make up for the inevitable gaps in coverage, Service Providers need to take full advantage of the wide range of technologies available to connect customer locations. Ethernet over Fiber is quickly becoming the preferred service of enterprises for reliability and scalability. The challenge is that, right now little over 40 percent of commercial buildings in the US are covered by fiber. Therefore, using other access technologies is the best option to get connected.
With Unified Communicaiton, VoIP and a general increase in data transfer putting increased bandwidth and performance pressure on wide area networks (WAN), legacy technologies like frame relay are being put out to pasture. As IT decision-makers look for cost effective alternatives to legacy services, Carrier Ethernet has emerged as a viable option for businesses upgrading communications, data storage or other critical aspects of business.
Here are three top reasons for this development:
In today’s connected world, interconnecting business, partner and customer locations is one of the top factors in the success of a business. Adoption of Ethernet services has been driven by the benefits of cost, flexible bandwidth, ease of implementation, and a familiarity with Ethernet architecture already employed in corporate LANs.
As in any real estate scenario, location is key. The location will determine what Ethernet service is available to you. Ethernet access transport can be done over breadth of access technology: Ethernet over Fiber, Ethernet over Copper (EoC), Asymmetric-DSL, Ethernet over TDM (EoTDM). Here are five things to consider when you are making the decision between EoC and Ethernet over Fiber.
Video, VoIP and an overall increase in data transfer are pushing the limits on performance and bandwidth requirements in the WAN. WAN connectivity options range from traditional private line, Frame Relay, and ATM-based WAN connectivity to newer network-based IP VPN and Ethernet WAN services. Carrier Ethernet has come forward as an alternative to traditional services, offering a viable option for businesses. Enterprise adoption of Ethernet WAN services has been driven by the benefits of cost, flexible bandwidth, ease of implementation, and a familiarity with Ethernet architecture already employed in corporate LANs.
After achieving record growth in 2013 and opening 5 new points of presence (PoPs) in San Jose, Seattle, Minneapolis, Ashburn and Pittsburgh and the team here at Global Capacity has no plans to slow down this year. In fact, we have been hard at work in 2014 honing in on an array of new initiatives, including opening up new points of presence (PoPs) to make this even more of a landmark year for our customers.
I joined Global Capacity 30 days ago as Product Manager. Just before I started, Global Capacity’s One Marketplace Ethernet was awarded the ‘Best Service Innovation’ Awardby Capacity magazine at the 2014 Metro Connect Awards. Recently, I was able to spend some time with Ben Edmond, Global Capacity’s Chief Revenue Officer, to discuss his thoughts on the One Marketplace Ethernet Service and why he thought it was the market leader and an innovative service model.