Category Archives: Cloud Industry

Datacloud Europe 2017 Europe’s Biggest Cloud Event Returns to Monaco

The use of cloud computing throughout Europe is rapidly growing, with estimates indicating market growth to €44.8 billion by 2020, five times that of 2013. In addition, to support this growth and provide the necessary space for enterprise functions, the European data center market is expected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 14.1 percent from 2016 to 2022 according to Market Research & Statistics.

GTT to Speak at UCaaS Capital Conference

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.

Hybrid Cloud Management Has Never Been Easier

Hybrid cloud has emerged as a top enterprise connectivity trend. In fact, according to a recent study from Right Scale, hybrid cloud is the preferred enterprise strategy in 2017.

While interest in hybrid cloud has been growing for several years, many enterprises are still finding it difficult to get started due to deployment and management complexities. But now, these processes are much easier to handle thanks to a new partnership between leading enterprise cloud solutions provider Unitas Global, global interconnection and data center company Equinix, and Microsoft Azure™.

Struggling with Complex WAN Architectures? Read This.

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.

GTT to Present at Pacific Crest 12th Annual Emerging Technology Summit

McLean, VA, February 23, 2017GTT 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.

About GTT

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.

GTT Investor Relations:
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GTT Announces Earnings Call for Fourth Quarter 2016

McLean, VA., Feb. 22, 2017 GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), the leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, announced today its plans to release results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2016, on Wednesday March 8, 2017. In conjunction with the release, GTT has scheduled a conference call, which also will be broadcast live over the internet, that day at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time.

Five Key Questions to Ask Before Migrating to the Cloud

Originally posted to CloudPost,

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:

  1. 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.

  1. 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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HostingCon Global 2017

Where Learning and Networking Set the Stage for Business Growth

The global cloud services market will continue to increase in 2017, meaning cloud and service providers are in a prime position to achieve business growth.

HostingCon Global 2017: Where Networking and New Business Happen

Early Bird Registration is Now Open

This spring, the global event for the cloud and service provider ecosystem is coming to the city of sunshine, palm trees and movie stars. For its 13th annual conference, HostingCon Global 2017 will take place April 3-6 in Los Angeles at the L.A. Convention Center. The agenda features in-depth workshops, educational sessions and an exhibit hall targeted at key decision-makers from hosting, cloud and managed services providers, hardware and software vendors, value added resellers, ISPs, domain registrars and others who make the internet work.

MEF16: Chad Haggerty, Comcast – Network Service Transformation & Digital Customer Expectations

Originally posted on ThirdNetworkNews

MEF16 Keynote by Chad Haggerty, Senior Director of OSS Systems, Comcast – The digital customer and software-based network technologies require transformative changes to business processes and ecosystems. SDN, NFV, and cloud-based networks enable dynamic, real-time customer-controlled services.