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.

Cloud Connect is a private network that provides multinational clients with secure, pre-established connectivity to leading cloud service enablers. By connecting to GTT in a single location, clients can access an entire ecosystem of cloud providers in global data centers.

Cloud Connect is a key offering in GTT’s EtherCloud wide area networking portfolio, which is comprised of VPLS, Ethernet and MPLS service offerings. It’s backed by end-to-end SLAs, and offers predictable latency, which is necessary for ensuring a strong end user experience, and can be deployed as a hybrid, public or private cloud service.

“GTT is honored to have been recognized with this accolade from INTERNET TELEPHONY,” stated Rick Calder, GTT President and CEO. “Cloud Connect delivers on GTT’s commitment of connecting people around the world, delivering private and secure access to the business-critical services and applications that drive value across their organizations.”

Rich Tehrani, CEO of TMC, also commented on the award.

“It gives me great pleasure to recognize GTT with a Product of the Year Award for 2017. I have always been impressed with its commitment to excellence and innovation,” said Tehrani. “In the opinion of our distinguished judges, Cloud Connect has proven to be among the best IP communications solutions available on the market. I look forward to continued innovation from GTT.”

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