Category Archives: Cloud Networking

SDN-Based Connectivity Offerings Increasing Among Data Center Providers

Today, enterprises are demanding access to network connectivity services that are simple, cost-effective and highly-scalable. To satisfy this requirement, many data center operators are now providing customers with connectivity platforms that leverage software-defined networking (SDN) and cutting-edge optical and packet switching technologies for increased agility, flexibility and performance.

Colo Atl, for example, is now offering access to PacketFabric’s new SDN-based network platform. Colo Atl is an Atlanta-based provider of carrier-neutral colocation, data center and interconnection services. PacketFabric’s fully automated network platform allows for the instantaneous, secure and direct provisioning of terabit-scale connectivity between any of the 128 locations on its network.

Cloud and OTT Are Fueling Ethernet Demand

Ethernet is now the technology of choice for enterprise SD-WAN, Hybrid WAN and Cloud connectivity solutions. Global Capacity recently announced the expansion of seven One Marketplace PoPs throughout its North American network, which includes six Ethernet local access aggregation points and three high performance Ethernet Backbone points that are purposely built for demanding Cloud, OTT and data services. The locations now Ethernet-enabled include Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, PA, Minneapolis, MN, and three new PoPs in Boston, MA, Kansas City, MO, and Vienna, VA. The locations added to the high performance Ethernet backbone include Kansas City, MO, Minneapolis, MN and Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Forecasting Cloud Services in St. Louis

Running a business can be challenging enough, without having to worry about connecting to cloud services. Connectivity needs to be absolutely seamless in today’s competitive market.

Carrier hotel and colocation provider Netrality Properties is one company that is streamlining connectivity for its customers. Netrality Properties recently announced an agreement with Epsilon to install its Cloud Link eXchange Platform, CloudLX, at its 210 N Tucker meet me room (MMR) with direct connection to 900 Walnut’s MMR in St. Louis.

Unitas Global to Present at OpenStack Summit

Founder and CTO Grant Kirkwood to Share Insights on Public Cloud and Private Hosted OpenStack

LOS ANGELES – April 27, 2017 – Unitas Global, the leading enterprise hybrid cloud solution provider, today announces today that its founder and chief technology officer, Grant Kirkwood, will present at OpenStack Summit, taking place May 8-11, 2017 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA.

IMN’s Provider Forum on Data Centers and Cloud Services Infrastructure (East): Where C-Level Decision-Makers Shape the Future of Our Digital Economy

Across the globe, the data center industry is experiencing major growth. In fact, a new report from 451 Research projects that the colocation data center market will reach $36 billion by the end of this year. Much of this explosive data center growth is a result of the increased adoption of cloud computing throughout various organizations. According to research firm, IDC, worldwide spending on public cloud services is expected to double from almost $70 billion in 2015 to a whopping $141 billion in 2019, further necessitating additional facilities to power the cloud.

GTT Announces Earnings Call for First Quarter 2017

McLean, VA, April 20, 2017 GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), the leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, announced today its plans to release results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017, on Thursday, May 4, 2017. In conjunction with the release, GTT has scheduled a conference call, which will also be broadcast live over the Internet that day, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

Connectivity, the New Pillar of the Global Economy

Connectivity has emerged as a top need for global enterprises today, and this demand is only going to intensify as businesses continue to increase their reliance on cloud services and applications.

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.

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.

Data Digitization Drives Enterprise Need for Terabit-Scale Connectivity

We are now in the “terabit era,” with businesses storing and transmitting massive amounts of data, and enterprises requiring access to multi-site, terabit-scale connectivity.

Sabey Data Centers recently announced a major upgrade that will provide terabit-scale connectivity across all of its data centers using PacketFabric’s Software-Defined Networking (SDN) platform. PacketFabric is a provider of next-generation Ethernet-based cloud networking services. Its fully automated network platform facilitates instantaneous, direct and secure provisioning for terabit-scale connectivity between all locations on the PacketFabric network.