Global Capacity to Speak on the Transformation of the Ethernet-Enabled Cloud Ecosystem

Chief Revenue Officer Ben Edmond to Present at MEF GEN14

Chicago, IL, USA, October 27, 2014 - Global Capacity, the leading network connectivity company, announces that its Chief Revenue Officer, Ben Edmond, will be speaking at the Global Ethernet Networking 2014 (GEN14) conference, to be held November 17-20, 2014 at the Gaylord National in Washington, D.C. MEF GEN14 is the global gathering of the Carrier Ethernet (CE) community defining the future of network-enabled cloud, data and mobile services powered by the convergence of CE 2.0, Software-defined Networking (SDN) and virtualization technologies.

Mr. Edmond will join moderator Stan Hubbard, Chair and GEN14 Program Director, on the panel entitled Executive Perspectives – The Ethernet-Enabled Cloud Ecosystem: Fueling Innovation & Productivity Gains in the Digital Enterprise, taking place Tuesday, November 18, 2014. Leading Ethernet, connectivity and cloud panel participants will examine Ethernet’s mounting role in accelerating communications-related business transformation and the architectural evolution of the Ethernet-enabled cloud ecosystem.

Carrier Ethernet has emerged as the technology of choice for enabling cloud connectivity, fueled by growing bandwidth demand, scalable, high-speed connectivity capability and lower costs per bit than legacy services. According to researchers at Ovum, the enterprise Ethernet services market will exceed $62 billion by 2018. That same year, Vertical Systems Group predicts U.S. customer installations of Carrier Ethernet services to top one million ports.

“There is a fundamental shift in where business applications reside, moving outside the traditional four walls of the enterprise to third-party data centers, or the ‘cloud’,” remarks Ben Edmond, Chief Revenue Officer of Global Capacity. “With this shift, the network becomes an increasingly critical facet in the delivery of the user experience.”

As an active member of the MEF, Global Capacity’s commitment to efficient and cost-effective Ethernet connectivity is tightly aligned with the MEF standards, created to define, streamline and standardize processes for buying, selling, delivering and operating Ethernet services. Global Capacity’s One Marketplace eliminates the complexity and inefficiency found in the Ethernet access market by combining a physically interconnected and aggregated access network with a Cloud application that automates the procurement connectivity services. One Marketplace simplifies service delivery ensuring the best client experience by providing customers with a single interface through which to design, price and fulfill multi-network, multi-geography requirements, as well as a single contract SLA, bill and point of contact.

To discuss enabling your company’s cloud connectivity, meet with Global Capacity at MEF GEN14.

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About Global Capacity
Global Capacity is a network connectivity company that improves the efficiency and reduces the cost of buying access networks globally.  Through its One Marketplace, the company brings together customers and suppliers in an automated platform that provides ubiquitous access network solutions that deliver on its promise of Connectivity Made Simple.  Global Capacity delivers its innovative solutions to telecommunication carriers, managed service providers, system integrators, and large enterprise customers.  Additional information can be found at or by following Global Capacity on Twitter and LinkedIn.


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Global Capacity is the leading connectivity as a service company that improves the efficiency and reduces the cost of data network services globally. No one provider has a ubiquitous footprint, through its innovative One Marketplace, Global Capacity brings together customers and suppliers through an automated platform that provides ubiquitous access network solutions that deliver on its brand promise of Connectivity Made Simple.

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