Category Archives: Cloud Solutions

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.

Healthcare Providers, Is Your Medical Data Secure in the Cloud?

Medical data is one of the hottest commodities on the black market, typically selling for approximately $14 to $25 per record. Because of this, healthcare providers must take advanced measures to protect electronic personal health information (ePHI), especially when storing data offsite in a hosted cloud facility.

Now it appears healthcare companies are finally getting the message about the need for heightened data security. InTouchMD, for instance, the leading provider of healthcare marketing solutions, recently partnered with Webair to establish a direct fiber connection between Webair’s flagship NY1 data center and InTouchMD’s headquarters in New York. The partnership makes InTouchMD one of the safest and most secure destinations for pharmaceutical industry data.

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.

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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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Connectivity and Cloud Services Go Hand in Hand

Selecting the right provider is only half the battle when purchasing enterprise cloud services. Businesses must also obtain reliable connectivity in order to experience the best results.

To streamline connectivity, many companies are now turning to dedicated cloud networking providers like GTT Communications, Inc., which recently took home a 2017 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award from global media company TMC for its Cloud Connect service. The INTERNET TELEPHONY awards recognize the highest quality and most innovative IP communications brought to market or updated over the last year.

Looking For a Simpler Way to Get Edge Connectivity?

Until recently, obtaining connectivity at the edge of the network was a complex and time-consuming ordeal. Recent advancements in the connectivity-as-a-service market, however, have made it much easier for enterprises to access leading cloud providers.

Connectivity as a service provider Global Capacity, for instance, recently announced its new Ethernet Multi-Cloud Connect service, a virtual network service from its award-winning One Marketplace software-defined network platform. The product, which was recognized by MEF as the Best Ethernet Service Innovation of 2016, offers enterprises a flexible way to build multiple cloud services across multiple locations in real time, from a single port.