Delivering a Truly On-Net Global Cloud


Global Cloud Xchange’s global cloud platform is all about getting applications and services “on-net.” The concept of on-net is simple, meaning literally, that it is on a network that is owned, operated and managed by a single entity, in this case GCX.



Global Cloud Xchange’s global cloud platform is all about getting applications and services “on-net.” The concept of on-net is simple, meaning literally, that it is on a network that is owned, operated and managed by a single entity, in this case GCX.

When referring to on-net for its subsea infrastructure, the company is referring to its expansive subsea cable network, which reaches from New York, to London, to Mumbai, to Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo. On-net means that GCX controls not only the entire length of the fiber optic cable between shores, but also the terrestrial backhaul connecting cable landing stations to point-of-presence sites and data center facilities.

When those POPs and data center facilities are also owned and operated by GCX, they too become on-net. In other words, they are part of a single, unifying fabric, on which GCX can deploy services.

Traditionally, on-net meant that the operator, in this case GCX, can layer their suite of managed services, including Layer 2 Ethernet, VPLS, MPLS, private leased circuits, and even internet connections, on top of the infrastructure and maintained end-to-end control.

Now GCX is looking to bring an extra layer of cloud-enabled infrastructure and network applications and services onto the on-net platform.

Global Cloud Xchange is an international provider of integrated communications solutions for businesses.