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.

Ethernet Multi-Cloud Connect is unique in that it leverages software orchestration along with an interconnection architecture. This simplifies multi-cloud connectivity and improves service performance.

Businesses can use Ethernet Multi-Cloud Connect to connect to cloud locations, or select from a list of interconnected One Marketplace Cloud destinations including:

  • Google Cloud
  • AWS
  • Microsoft Azure

Plus, over 20 additional cloud providers are available on Equinix Cloud Exchange.

Ethernet Multi-Cloud Connect streamlines commercial buying across the cloud services ecosystem by combining the flexibility and reliability of multi-destination Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) and Global Capacity’s One Marketplace platform.

“With the migration of data, applications, and storage to the cloud, edge connectivity is becoming more complex. Global Capacity is simplifying that complexity with its One Marketplace platform,” stated Jack Lodge, President, Global Capacity.  “Our interconnected approach combined with information and automation allows businesses to turn up services faster, boost cloud application performance, reduce latency, scale and improve network control and visibility to achieve a quality Cloud experience.”

One of the product’s major advantages is that it enables every destination point to be connected via a dedicated Ethernet Virtual Circuit (EVC). This way, every point is configured separately and with its own set of attributes, including bandwidth, class of service, destination port and more.

Additional features of Global Capacity’s Ethernet Multi-Cloud Connect include:

  • Support for Layer 2 packet and Layer 3 IP interconnections
  • Speed increments from 2 Mbps to 1 Gbps
  • Three Classes of Service (CoS) including: Standard, Priority and Real-time
  • Customer control of EVC bandwidth redistribution in support of changing application usage
  • Support for Internet access EVC
  • Support for VPN access EVC
  • Flexible access options — EoC, Fiber, EoTDM and Asymmetric Ethernet

To learn more about Global Capacity, click here.