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GTT to Sponsor and Speak at WAN Summit Singapore

McLean, VA, September 7, 2017 — GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), the leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, announced today that it will sponsor and speak at the WAN Summit Singapore. The conference will examine wide area networking (WAN) market drivers and new technologies, including SD-WAN. WAN Summit Singapore will be held September 12-13, 2017, at the Westin Singapore. Samir Desai, GTT director of product management, will speak on a panel titled Cloudify the WAN – How to Adapt Your WAN to Accommodate Cloud-based Applications on Tuesday, September 12, at 2:10 p.m. The session will focus on...

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A Simpler Way to Deploy Network Connectivity Services

For years, enterprises have been struggling to connect to high-value cloud and business destinations due to market complexities. As such, many multinationals are now seeking help from third-party providers offering simplified connectivity solutions. One such company, GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), recently announced an agreement to acquire Global Capacity, a move that will significantly enhance GTT’s ability to streamline connectivity services deployment for its customers. “The acquisition of Global Capacity accelerates GTT’s growth strategy and underscores our commitment to connecting people across organizations and around the world,” stated Rick Calder, GTT president and CEO. “GTT gains new marquee clients, enhanced network reach and scale, and a great team of employees to drive outstanding client experience, through our core values of simplicity, speed and agility. After integration, we expect to achieve our previously announced, next financial objectives of $1 billion in revenue and $250 million in Adjusted EBITDA.” This acquisition will expand GTT’s client base by adding marquee clients in the application service provider, healthcare, retail and carrier markets. It will also enhance GTT’s Managed SD-WAN service by adding diverse access options, including extensive on-net Ethernet over Copper infrastructure. What’s more, the acquisition will provide expanded scale and network reach, with last–mile connectivity to over 9.6 million U.S. commercial addresses from 1,750 Central Office points of presence and 41 data centers. “This transaction further advances the breadth, depth and ease...

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Data Center Customers Are Turning to Network Interconnection Platforms That Offer Greater Reliability, Security and Scalability

As data center customers look for easier ways to build networks and increase their interconnection options, we’re witnessing a trend whereby some forward-thinking connectivity service providers are integrating more network functions into the cloud to gain centralized network management, visibility and control. The objective is to enable enterprises to quickly create networks that have sufficient levels of reliability, security and scalability without incurring large infrastructure investments or committing to long-term service agreements. To that end, Netrality Properties has deployed PacketFabric’s Software-defined Networking (SDN) platform at four of its strategically located data centers, including 325 Hudson Street, New York; 401 North Broad Street, Philadelphia; 717 South Wells Street, Chicago; and 1301 Fannin Street, Houston. Gaining the ability to dynamically design and efficiently deploy any network configuration leveraging PacketFabric’s cloud-based network connectivity, Netrality customers at any of these four facilities will now enjoy increased interconnection options and be better positioned to meet their future network demands. “The addition of PacketFabric’s SDN platform is a strategic enhancement to our connectivity ecosystem, benefiting current and future Netrality customers,” stated Joshua W. Maes, COO of Netrality Properties, about the development. “PacketFabric’s dynamic service offering affords our customers scalable, reliable and secure access to network and cloud environments — a critical piece of any enterprise’s data center solution today.” PacketFabric, a NantWorks company, enables dynamic, real-time connectivity services between major carrier-neutral colocation facilities at terabit-scale. Its...

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AMS-IX and Megaport Join Forces

Originally posted on Data Center POST Gates and Allen, Hewlett and Packard, Jobs and Wozniak. Some partnerships produce astounding results. But whether it’s two idealistic visionaries or a holistic collaboration between innovative companies, a symbiotic relationship can deliver remarkable products and services that transform the marketplace. Earlier this year, a new dynamic duo was established that is enhancing the world of Internet peering and cloud interconnection on a global scale. Playing off of each other’s core strengths, Megaport’s US subsidiary signed an alliance agreement to become the exclusive global elasticcloud interconnection partner for AMS-IX. AMS-IX will in turn provide its Internet Exchange peering service in key Megaport-enabled markets across the globe. The robust partnership provides customers with a wide range of interconnection use-cases including multi-cloud connectivity, exchange of IP traffic peering, API-based ordering and right-sizing of capacity based on customer requirements. Customers can access the AMS-IX peering service across the Megaport fabrics, while customers of AMS-IX’s Internet Exchanges can take advantage of Megaport’s elastic connectivity solutions to network and leading cloud service providers including Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and Amazon Web Services (AWS). To read the full article, view it on the Data Center POST website...

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Interview with Mark Cooper, CCO of AMS-IX for ITW

Originally posted on Data Center POST Data Center POST recently spoke with Mark Cooper, Amsterdam Internet Exchange’s (AMS-IX) Chief Commercial Officer, about what the company plans to accomplish at the upcoming International Telecoms Week (ITW) event, the world’s largest meeting for the global wholesale telecommunications community. ITW 2016 will take place at the Hyatt Regency and Swissotel in Chicago, IL from May 8-11, 2016. In our Q&A with Mr. Cooper, we explored the topic of global Internet exchanges and the ways in which AMS-IX has adapted to the industry’s growing demand for bandwidth. AMS-IX was established in the early 1990s as a not-for-profit organization and is a neutral and independent Internet Exchange based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The company now interconnects close to nearly 800 networks by offering professional IP exchange services, also called peering services. Q and A with Data Center Post’s contributing editor, Kathy Xu Data Center POST, Kathy Xu (DCP-KX) Question: How has the industry changed in the past year in regard to your global Internet exchange? AMS-IX, Mark Cooper (AMS-IX-MC) Answer: The global peering and interconnection market in which AMS-IX operates is constantly evolving. This is nothing new. This has already been happening since our establishment in the nineties. We have seen developments such as new types of interconnection platforms entering the market and have continued to experience increased competition from other Internet Exchanges as well...

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Global Capacity to Speak on the Value of Interconnection and a Network Marketplace in the Digital Age

Jack Lodge, President of Global Capacity, to Join Industry Leader Panel at ITW 2016 Chicago, IL, USA, May 3, 2016 – Global Capacity, the leading connectivity as a service company, announces its participation at International Telecoms Week (ITW) 2016, taking place in Chicago, May 8-11. ITW is the annual meeting for the global wholesale telecommunications community, bringing together participants from around the world and providing the opportunity to learn and network with industry peers, suppliers and customers. Jack Lodge, President of Global Capacity, will join industry leaders on the Equinix-hosted panel Solving for Digital Disruption Through Interconnection, taking place Tuesday, May 10 at 9:00 AM. The session, moderated by Carol Wilson, Editor-at-Large of Light Reading, will focus on what network service providers are doing with new technologies in terms of software, automation and orchestration to satisfy rapidly changing enterprise requirements driven by the digital era. “Interconnection is a critical factor in today’s always-on, digital world, particularly with growing dependence on Cloud-based business applications,” states Jack Lodge, President of Global Capacity. “Local, cost-effective access with dedicated, secure, high-performance transport that directly connects to high-demand Cloud services and applications is a must-have to enable enterprises to access the services supporting their business-critical operations.” Global Capacity and Equinix have been working together since 2013 and continue to collaborate to provide enterprise customers with reliable, secure, direct access to the Cloud. Through a direct...

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Aqua Comms Completes Proof of Concept for Ciena’s Wavelogic Encryption Solution

Aqua Comms has successfully completed a proof of concept of Ciena’s® WaveLogic Encryption solution, demonstrating the ability to safeguard all data at the optical layer on its high-capacity America-Europe Connect (AEConnect) transatlantic cable system. Providing secure, flexible and reliable connectivity linking New York to London via Dublin and beyond to greater Europe, AEConnect is designed to meet the explosive growth in bandwidth demand from carriers, global data centers, cloud-based networks, financial services companies and content providers. The live, 100G wire-speed encryption proof of concept was witnessed by X-SES Consultants, an advisor to Aqua Comms who ensured that all requirements were satisfied during the test. The WaveLogic Encryption solution is Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS)-certified, meaning that Aqua Comms can now protect in-flight data over great transoceanic distances while staying in accordance with government-mandated regulations. Wavelogic Encryption also leverages Ciena’s MyCryptoTool, a management interface that allows end-users to set up and remotely manage their encrypted services and security safeguards while eliminating the need for costly and time-consuming site visits. “By assessing Ciena’s Wavelogic Encryption solution to safeguard traffic across the Atlantic we proved the capabilities of our infrastructure,” commented Aqua Comms Chief Operating Officer Greg Varisco, following the announcement. “As a result, our web-scale provider, enterprise, and government customers can rely on the AEConnect subsea system for high-capacity and reliability, international connectivity and the highest levels of security.” Aqua Comms’s...

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EdgeConneX®’s Chief Architect & VP of Innovation to Speak at DatacenterDynamics Enterprise 2016

Phill Lawson-Shanks to Join Panel Discussion Regarding Future-Proofing Network Architecture Herndon, VA – April 18, 2016 – EdgeConneX®, specializing in global data center solutions at the edge of the network, announces today that its chief architect and vice president of innovation, Phill Lawson-Shanks, will participate on a panel at the 2016 Datacenter Dynamics Enterprise conference. This annual two-day event takes place April 19-20, 2016 at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York City. On Wednesday, April 20 at 11:40 AM, Mr. Lawson-Shanks will join Gabe Cole from Open-IX® to discuss “How Future-Proof is Your Network Architecture?” This panel will explore topics surrounding the construction of modern network architecture, including the impact new technologies such as Software-defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) have on a facility’s business agility and scalability. During this session, panelists will also discuss current technology enabling today’s networks while sharing expert predictions into what advancements the future may hold. “In this constantly evolving landscape where ‘the network is the data center’, understanding the major roles of SDN and NFV is the key to unlocking a wealth of information that can enable business growth as well as continued success for our enterprise customers,” explains Mr. Lawson-Shanks. Over 2,000 professionals from the digital industry will converge this April to learn and engage with other community members at DatacenterDynamics Enterprise. As the data center stack continues to...

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