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Enterprises today must deliver business applications to end users reliably and cost-effectively, and many are choosing to streamline the process using managed software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) solutions. According to IDC, the global SD-WAN market for infrastructure and services will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 93 percent between 2015 and 2020, reaching $6 billion.
One company that recently launched a new managed SD-WAN service is GTT Communications, Inc. GTT’s new managed SD-WAN service expands the breadth and flexibility of its cloud networking services, thus supporting the rapid growth of enterprise network traffic while also connecting people across organizations and around the world.
McLean, VA, April 20, 2017 — GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), the leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, announced today that Chris McKee, general counsel and EVP of corporate development, will be speaking at the UCaaS Capital Conference. The event is co-hosted by the Cloud Communications Alliance and Q Advisors, and will focus on Unified Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) as well as topics including valuations, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and managed services.
The conference will take place on Thursday, April 27, at the Executive Conference Center in New York City. Mr. McKee will speak on a panel titled Mergers & Acquisitions — What’s Hot and What’s Not at 9:15 a.m. Eastern time. The panel will be moderated by Gerry DeHaven, partner at Q Advisors, and will examine recent trends and projections for the future of technology M&A.
Italy-based network and cloud services provider Enter is working to enhance connectivity, and recently announced a major collaborative effort with Megaport (USA) Inc. The collaboration will enable near-instant, readily available access to its Enter Cloud Suite (ECS) and services ecosystem through Megaport’s global elastic interconnection network.
WAN architectures are very complex. Businesses today face many challenges when building and managing complex hybrid WAN architectures, like difficulty in load sharing traffic across a mix of access connections, complex, static and manual network configurations that make it difficult to map to business-centric requirements and a lack of application visibility and control over connections.
Fortunately, these challenges can be streamlined by working with a connectivity as a service provider like Global Capacity. Global Capacity recently partnered with VeloCloud Networks, Inc., a cloud-delivered SD WAN and industry-leading SD-WAN technology provider. The new partnership is part of Global Capacity’s strategy to expand its global enterprise networking portfolio with software-defined services.
McLean, VA, February 23, 2017 — GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), the leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, will present at the Pacific Crest 12th Annual Emerging Technology Summit taking place in San Francisco. Chris McKee, general counsel and executive vice president, corporate development, will present on February 28 at 10:30 a.m. PST, participate on the “Future of SDN and Network Connectivity” panel at 11:00 a.m. PST, and meet with investors that day.
A webcast of the presentation session and a copy of the company’s latest investor presentation will be available on the company’s website.
GTT provides multinationals with a better way to reach the cloud through its suite of cloud networking services, including wide area networking, Internet, managed services and voice services. The company’s Tier 1 IP network, ranked in the top five worldwide, connects clients to any location in the world and any application in the cloud. GTT delivers an outstanding client experience by living its core values of simplicity, speed and agility. For more information on how GTT is redefining global communications, please visit www.gtt.net.
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By Sven Hammar, CEO, Apica System
Migrating applications to the cloud offers incredible opportunities that can make your business more versatile and efficient. Collaboration is often easier with the cloud, for example, and it can make disaster recovery a breeze.
However, the cloud isn’t necessarily the right choice for every application. Is your team thinking of shifting your application to a cloud-based model? Make sure to take the following considerations into account before making your move:
- Will the Cloud Be Compatible?
Before going any further, your company should first determine if the desired application can be moved to the cloud at all. The software itself may be inherently incompatible with cloud platforms, or may require specific hardware that limits vendors’ support. And while some apps are technically compatible, the software license may not allow cloud-based operation.
- Is the Cloud Cost-Effective?
Next, your company should weigh the pros and cons of migrating applications to the cloud versus changes in operational costs. Before migrating to the cloud, your business should identify a cloud solution that makes sense for the specific application. In most cases, the cloud is more cost-effective and efficient than running local servers, but sometimes servers make more sense. It’s important to fully understand the application’s pricing model so you don’t end up facing unexpected charges. Additionally, your business should shop around to find a vendor that offers the capabilities your applications require at a reasonable cost.
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Not all areas of the country have equal access to Ethernet, and for enterprise businesses in underserved regions, it can be very difficult to keep up with the competition.
Global Capacity, the leading connectivity as a service company, has solved this problem by expanding its One Marketplace™ network backbone with high-speed Ethernet that utilizes Ciena’s® 8700 Packetwave® Platform.