Category Archives: WAN
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.
It’s been a busy few weeks lately for Rick Calder, president and CEO of GTT Communications, Inc (NYSE: GTT). In early November, GTT announced its acquisition of Hibernia Networks, continuing the company’s growth trajectory and further solidifying its dedication to meeting the needs of multinational clients. Rick recently spoke with Don Witt, a writer and commentator at Telecom Reseller. The conversation focused on the GTT’s strategy moving forward in 2017.
Mary Stanhope, VP of Global Marketing, to Join Leadership Panel at WAN Summit London
Waltham, MA, USA, September 29, 2016 – Global Capacity, the leading connectivity as a service company, today announces that its Vice President of Global Marketing, Mary Stanhope, will present at WAN Summit London, taking place October 18-19. WAN Summit 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 hybrid WAN strategies.
Originally posted by: Amy Atwood, Global Capacity
How businesses use and connect to the cloud is changing. With the accelerated use of private and hybrid cloud applications and computing, network and application service providers alike are seeing a substantial shift in how businesses want to connect to the cloud – particularly mid-tier and large enterprises. The connectivity trend is moving away from the public Internet to private direct connections and networks, including hybrid Wide Area Networks (WANs) using a myriad of technologies that best support the specific cloud-based solutions used at each business location.
Chief Revenue Officer Ben Edmond to Present at WAN Summit New York
Chicago, IL, USA, April 16, 2015 – Global Capacity, the leading connectivity as a service company, announces that its Chief Revenue Officer, Ben Edmond, will present at the WAN Summit New York 2015, taking place April 27-28, 2015 at the Helen Mills Event Space and Theater in New York, NY. The WAN Summit brings together corporate WAN strategists and service provider executives to discuss common challenges, gain new perspectives and build business relationships with potential suppliers, customers and peers.
Originally Posted by: Mary Stanhope, Vice President of Product and Marketing at Global Capacity
America’s largest companies have been expanding overseas for years, but now smaller companies are getting into the act. According to a recent CFO Research survey, 83 percent of SMBs now consider global expansion a priority. With networks being the backbone of today’s businesses, establishing reliable connectivity for overseas offices is critically important—but rarely easy. Challenges can include limited knowledge of the local communications market, differences in regulations, currency fluctuation and language barriers for qualification, delivery and support.
How can companies mitigate the challenges to global WAN connectivity?
The majority of companies cannot boast an expert understanding of every global market where they need to buy WAN connectivity. The world is too big and access networks are too complex.
It is difficult to find information about connectivity to international locations. Making the wrong choice of provider or service, however, can be costly and perhaps even business impacting.
What provider has connectivity to the location?
Is it a diverse route?
Is the price competitive?
When can it be installed?