Global Capacity LogoWaltham, MA, USA, November 2, 2016 — Global Capacity, the leading connectivity as a service company, announces today that it is a finalist in the MEF 2016 Excellence Awards “Best Service Innovation” category for its Ethernet Cloud Connect service.  Leveraging a combination of established interconnects and software orchestration, Global Capacity’s MEF-compliant Ethernet Cloud Connect service simplifies cloud connectivity and delivers improved service performance and a better user application experience to customers.

An ecosystem of service providers is needed to connect business locations to all their computing, business application, voice and private cloud destinations.  Global Capacity’s Ethernet Cloud Connect service combines the reliability and flexibility of multi-destination Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) with its One Marketplace™ direct interconnects to internet, cloud computing and cloud application providers to streamline commercial buying across the Cloud services ecosystem.

Designing, pricing and ordering Ethernet Cloud Connect service is simple and easy with the One Marketplace application user interface.  Customers start their design with a single Ethernet services, and with a simple click, add more virtual services specifying unique speed and Class of Service (CoS) per destination.  Customers can connect to private cloud locations or select from a list of existing One Marketplace Cloud destinations.  Existing One Marketplace Cloud service provider interconnects include AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure and Equinix Cloud Exchange, with additional Cloud and Application Service Provider interconnects planned in 2016.

“Global Capacity is honored to be recognized by MEF for the innovation of its One Marketplace platform in making cloud connectivity simple.” says Jack Lodge, President of Global Capacity.  “As businesses continue to move computing and applications to the cloud, new challenges for enterprise networks and connectivity are created.  Global Capacity is committed to continually developing new ways for businesses to achieve the level of flexible, secure and reliable connectivity their businesses require.”

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 network delivery and service automation with a suite of customer and supplier applications in order to streamline and simplify 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.  With these capabilities, One Marketplace is the provider of choice for delivery of today’s SD-WAN, Hybrid WAN and Cloud Connectivity solutions.

The MEF Excellence Awards acknowledges service, application, technology, and professional excellence and innovation in the global Third Network & Carrier Ethernet community.  Award winners will be announced on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at the MEF Excellence Awards Dinner as part of the MEF16 global networking conference.  To schedule a meeting with Global Capacity at MEF16, visit

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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 Marketplace, the company provides the ubiquitous reach, flexible access options and reliable connectivity solutions that deliver on its brand promise of Connectivity Made Simple.  Global Capacity delivers its innovative solutions to telecommunication carriers, managed service providers, application service providers and enterprise customers globally.  Learn more at or by following us on our blog Marketplace Network News, Twitter @global_capacity and LinkedIn.

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