Marketplace Network News

Experiences with SD-WAN: 5 Keys to Successful Customer Deployment

Posted by Mary Stanhope on Tue, Sep 12, 2017

The rise of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions and cloud-based applications as well as the consumption of large, rich-media files and Over-the-Top (OTT) communications within the enterprise have left many companies wanting for a simple and effective solution that delivers high-performance connectivity at a better price point.   Software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) is a new approach to architect enterprise WANs and improves branch office connectivity of all sizes, geographies and vertical markets.

Global Capacity’s sale of managed SD-WAN services to enterprise customers is accelerating with the market, and with this adoption there has been some great learning as to what is winning managed SD-WAN deals and keeping customers happy thru deployment.

  1. Bring Your Own Bandwidth is not a catch phrase. The ability to integrate existing services that meet customer requirements and satisfaction reduces potential sales objections, reduces delivery complexity and risk.
  2. Custom installations with experienced teams. Even with zero-touch installs, the need for configuration expertise to collaborate on translating custom business objectives into management and policy-based
Read More

Topics: Enterprise, WAN Connectivity, SD-WAN, Wireless

Global Capacity to Speak on the Customer Experience of Hybrid SD-WAN Transformations

Posted by Global Capacity on Thu, May 25, 2017

Senior VP of Product, Chris Alberding, to Join Industry Leader Panel at WAN Summit San Jose

Global Capacity, the leading connectivity as a service company, today announces its participation at WAN Summit San Jose, taking place June 14-15, 2017 in San Jose, CA. The WAN Summit, held across the globe in New York, San Jose, Singapore and London, brings together corporate WAN strategists and service provider executives to discuss common industry challenges, gain new perspectives, build business relationships, and explore the latest trends and technologies that shape today’s WAN strategies. 

Read More

Topics: WAN Connectivity, Network Connectivity, SD-WAN, Events

Insight Into the Evolution of Hybrid WAN and SD-WAN Services From MEF16

Posted by Mary Stanhope on Fri, Dec 09, 2016

At MEF16 in Baltimore, Mike Sapien, Ovum Principal Analyst of Large Enterprise Services, led a panel featuring Global Capacity Senior Vice President of Product, Chris Alberding, Deutsche Telekom VP of Aggregation, Transport and IP, Axel Clauberg, and Microsoft IT Network Architect, Gert Vanderstraeten. Panelists explored the growth drivers of emerging WAN services, discussed common challenges associated with their deployment and shared predictions regarding future standardization.

Read More

Topics: Enterprise, WAN Connectivity, Hybrid Network, SD-WAN

Solving the Enterprise Connectivity Challenge

Posted by Mary Stanhope on Thu, Aug 18, 2016

Businesses are changing how they communicate, connect and collaborate.  Traffic growth to new destinations is growing exponentially and IT procurement leaders expect more than traditional WAN services can deliver.

Read More

Topics: Enterprise, WAN Connectivity, Healthcare, Hybrid Network

Speaker Spotlight: Global Capacity’s Mary Stanhope Speaks up on the Evolution of the WAN for Cloud

Posted by Amy Atwood on Fri, Dec 11, 2015

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.

Read More

Topics: WAN Connectivity, One Marketplace, Cloud Connectivity

Five Essential Attributes for Designing the New Business WAN

Posted by Mary Stanhope on Thu, Apr 23, 2015

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.

Read More

Topics: WAN Connectivity, One Marketplace, Network Connectivity

What Does It Take to Be the Most Powerful Network Design Application?

Posted by Mary Stanhope on Tue, Feb 03, 2015

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.

Read More

Topics: WAN Connectivity, One Marketplace, Network Connectivity

What’s the Value of a Network Marketplace for a Multi-city Enterprise?

Posted by Ben Edmond on Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Whether it’s a branch office a few towns over or a connection thousands of miles away, expansion is the ultimate goal in business. Companies are constantly striving for geographical growth, which is often easier said than done; finding seamless, affordable and reliable connectivity to support multiple locations and business applications—regardless of location—can be a challenge. Network marketplaces, such as Global Capacity’s One Marketplace, offer businesses the ability to connect locations without worrying about qualifying, contracting and managing multiple carriers. If you are an enterprise with offices across multiple states or countries, here are some of the ways your business could benefit from One Marketplace:

Read More

Topics: WAN Connectivity, One Marketplace, Network Connectivity

The Top Three Benefits of Carrier Ethernet WAN for Business

Posted by Mary Stanhope on Wed, May 28, 2014

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.

Read More

Topics: Ethernet, Enterprise, WAN Connectivity