Category Archives: Global Capacity

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.

Global Capacity to Speak on the Opportunities for Wholesale Carriers Within IoT Ecosystems

Mary Stanhope, VP of Global Marketing, to Join Industry Panel at ITW 2017

Waltham, MA, USA, May 8, 2017 Global Capacity, the leading connectivity as a service company, today announces its participation at International Telecoms Week (ITW) 2017, taking place May 14-17 in Chicago, Il.  As the wholesale telecommunications industry’s largest annual event, ITW 2017 will converge executives from leading global organizations to exchange business ideas and expand their network reach through collaborative partnerships.

On Tuesday, May 16, Mary Stanhope, Global Capacity’s Vice President of Global Marketing, will join industry professionals from Identidad Telecom, Huawei, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Globetouch and Telefonica Business Solutions on the panel, “The Big Picture: The Wholesale Case for the Internet of Things.”  The session moderated by Alan Burkitt-Gray, Capacity Media Editor, will explore various revenue streams for carriers within the IoT space, how to create effective pricing structures to ensure ROI, and ways carriers can utilize existing enterprise segments expertise to build IoT ecosystems.

“Connectivity services are just a small part of the entire IoT market opportunity.  Technology, product and solution providers have no lack of choices when it comes to participating in IoT ecosystems,” explains Ms. Stanhope.  “By automating access to critical, real-time information about the many connectivity options and prices that are available at the edge of the network, and orchestrating a hybrid of access technologies, Global Capacity makes connecting at the edge of the network easy and cost-effective.”

Global Capacity eliminates the complexity and inefficiency of the network market with its award-winning marketplace of networks, One Marketplace™.  One Marketplace delivers unprecedented transparency, efficiency and simplicity to the complex and highly fragmented data connectivity market by combining intelligent information analytics and service automation through a suite of customer and supplier applications, along with network delivery, in order to streamline the process of designing, pricing, buying, delivering and managing data connectivity solutions.  Global Capacity’s One Marketplace dramatically simplifies and fundamentally changes how providers buy connectivity.

Request a meeting with Global Capacity at ITW 2017 to discuss how to participate in the marketplace and simplify connectivity from the edge of the network to high value destinations.

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About Global Capacity 

Global Capacity is the leading connectivity as a service company that simplifies connecting Enterprises to high value Cloud and business destinations.  Through its award-winning software defined platform, One MarketplaceTM, the company provides the ubiquitous reach, flexible access options and reliable connectivity solutions that deliver on its brand promise of Connectivity Made SimpleTM.  Global Capacity delivers its innovative solutions to telecommunication carriers, managed service providers, application service providers and enterprise customers globally.  Learn more at globalcapacity.com or by following us on our blog Marketplace Network News, Twitter @global_capacity and LinkedIn.

MEDIA INQUIRIES:

Ilissa Miller
iMiller Public Relations for Global Capacity
Tel: +1 866 307 2510
marketing@globalcapacity.com

Mary Stanhope
Vice President of Global Marketing, Global Capacity
Tel: +1 781 902 5216
mstanhope@globalcapacity.com

Value of High Personal Touch in the Digital Era of Technology

Originally posted in Global Capacity by Mary Stanhope, VP Global Marketing,

Innovation requires dedication.  At Global Capacity, we not only innovate, but also disrupt how companies buy and manage network connectivity.  Our revolutionary One Marketplace platform, leverages a unique combination of aggregation, automation and information to streamline and simplify the process of designing, pricing, procuring and delivering data connectivity solutions.

Global Capacity Named Finalist for Most Innovative SD-WAN Deployment Strategy and Enterprise Service

Light Reading Recognizes the Differentiation of Global Capacity’s Hybrid WAN Enterprise Service Offerings

Waltham, MA, USA, May 3, 2017 Global Capacity, the leading connectivity as a service company, today announces that it has been named a finalist for Most Innovative SD-WAN Deployment Strategy and Most Innovative Enterprise Service for the 2017 Leading Lights Award. The Leading Lights Awards, run by Light Reading, are the next-generation communications industry’s most coveted honor, recognizing the industry’s top telecom companies and executives for their outstanding achievements in services, applications and equipment.

Simplifying Hybrid Networks for the Global Enterprise

Hybrid networks may be the new normal for enterprise wide area networks (WANs), but that doesn’t mean businesses are having an easy time managing them. The process is still complex, fragmented and inefficient as it requires identifying, contracting and managing services across multiple suppliers and product offerings.

One company that is helping businesses eliminate these complexities is Global Capacity, which was recently selected as a Preferred Provider by PlanetOne Communications, a connectivity partner for the IT and telecom industry.

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.

Global Capacity to Speak on the One Marketplace Experience of Hybrid SD-WAN Transformations

Senior VP of Product, Chris Alberding, to Join Industry Leader Panel at WAN Summit New York

Waltham, MA, USA, March 28, 2017 – Global Capacity, the leading connectivity as a service company, today announces its participation at WAN Summit New York, taking place April 3-4 in New York, NY.  The WAN Summit, being held across the globe in New York, San Jose, Singapore and London, brings together buyers and providers of enterprise WAN Services to discuss common challenges, gain new perspectives, and explore the latest enterprise network design trends and business demands that shape today’s WAN strategies.

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.

Solving the Demand for Hybrid and SD-WAN Networking, and Providing Connectivity to Businesses Without Access to Fiber

For years, many telecom industry analysts have pointed to fiber as the future of internet access. The reality is that fiber-based services are available in only about a third of office buildings across the U.S., primarily in downtown metro areas or large corporate parks. This is because the economics of running fiber do not support geographies with more modest commercial building densities, which means that more than two thirds of businesses today have few options for acquiring high-speed internet access. But advancements in technology are allowing increases in data speeds as well as distances from carrier aggregation equipment when using copper wires, making Ethernet over Copper (EoC) more attractive for businesses, as well as a solution for the surge in demand for hybrid and SD-WAN networking.

Overcoming the Geographical Barriers that Inhibit Bandwidth-Intensive Business Applications

overcoming-the-geographical-barriers-that-inhibit-bandwidth-intensive-business-applicationsNot 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.