Global Capacity’s One Marketplace platform enables Connectivity Made SimpleTM, connecting customer locations to high-value destinations across a highly interconnected network aggregation platform. In this digital era of cloud computing and applications, businesses need new ways to make their operations more flexible for the future and to help them gain a competitive advantage. We believe that the One Marketplace hybrid infrastructure is key to achieving this flexibility.
When four executives representing critical facets of the connectivity ecosphere convene at a roundtable focused on the challenges presented by today's always-on, digital world, we’re presented with a unique window into how their companies are leveraging interconnection to serve the needs of global enterprises.
How businesses use and connect to the cloud is changing. With the accelerated use of private and hybrid cloud applications and computing, network and application service providers alike are seeing a substantial shift in how businesses want to connect to the cloud – particularly mid-tier and large enterprises. The connectivity trend is moving away from the public Internet to private direct connections and networks, including hybrid Wide Area Networks (WANs) using a myriad of technologies that best support the specific cloud-based solutions used at each business location.
It is that time of year again: a time to give thanks for everything we are grateful for during the past year; a time to be thankful to our valued customers for their continued support; and a time to thank our employees for their diligence and dedication to making Global Capacity’s One Marketplace™ into the platform it is today.
Today, we demand everything from TVs, to phones, to automobiles to be “smart” and have the ability to connect to other devices or networks. The structures that we live and work in are no exception. In the commercial real estate market, added pressures from tenants and prospects are driving owners, developers and architects to integrate smart technology into their buildings in order to differentiate their properties and increase ROI. According to IDC Energy Insights, companies worldwide spent $5.5B on intelligent buildings in 2012, and the figure is expected to rise to $18.1B by 2017 – a 27.1% compound annual growth rate. So what exactly is a smart building and why is having the right network connectivity solution so important?
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Public, private and hybrid Cloud solutions are an intelligent investment for enterprises and SMBs alike, and many are already relishing in their true potential. According to a survey conducted by CompTIA Inc., more than 90 percent of businesses use Cloud computing at some level. Tech Pro Research also revealed that nearly three out of four (70 percent) of businesses are using or evaluating a hybrid Cloud solution. It’s indisputable that the Cloud is critical for many companies’ critical operations, but securing cost-effective, reliable and secure connectivity to the Cloud still remains a challenge for many.
Wide Area Networks (WANs) are critical to the day-to-day business operations of today’s enterprises, connecting headquarters, remote offices and data centers with business applications. Multisite enterprises have recently turned to Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) architecture solutions to build WANs due to the technology’s ability to handle any-to-any connections for thousands of sites.
Our goal at Global Capacity is simple: to transform the customer experience with a fundamentally different approach to designing and buying network connectivity. “We fundamentally believe the world doesn’t need another network; it needs a better way to procure network connectivity services,” Ben Edmond Chief Revenue Officer of Global Capacity has stated.
In continuing to fulfill its promise of network simplicity and efficiency, Global Capacity has released Connect Marketplace, the newest application available within its award-winning One Marketplace platform.
2014 was successful and game-changing for leading connectivity as a service company Global Capacity, who certainly left its mark on the global data connectivity market this year. Besides completing a major acquisition, the company ended 2014 with a successful track record of product enhancements, customer wins, network reach and service offering expansions, multiple industry awards and recognitions, and several strategic new partners.
iMiller Public Relations recently sat down with Global Capacity’s Chief Revenue Officer, Ben Edmond, to discuss how and why cloud and network are necessarily intertwined within today’s marketplace. Here are his thoughts:
iMPR: From your perspective, what is the overall cloud outlook for 2014 and beyond?
BE: The cloud marketplace continues to explode, with deployment growing over 32 percent last year alone. By 2015, end-user spending on cloud services is expected to surpass $180 billion. We’re also seeing a fundamental shift in where business applications are sitting, moving from traditional client server architecture and the four walls of the enterprise to third-party data centers, or the ‘cloud’. Gartner predicts that by 2015, 35 percent of IT spending actually takes place outside of IT; by the end of the decade, this figure is expected to top 90 percent. This is driving unprecedented demand into the network platform as well as into the data center. The customer for cloud solutions has changed from IT to the end-user. With this shift, the network becomes a critical facet in the delivery of the user experience.