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On-demand Ethernet is replacing legacy networking with global connectivity that can move as fast as the Cloud.

For too long, legacy networking has put limits on innovation with manual processes and long lead times. When you have to call a sales rep or send off five or six emails to get the services you want, you aren’t agile. Once you’ve spoken to a sales rep, you may need to wait six weeks for a service to go live. By that time, your enterprise customers will already be dissatisfied with the service.

This old way is clunky and unable to keep pace with the changing demands of today. If you are going to support Cloud, Big Data, the Internet of Things (IoT) and a whole range of next-generation applications and services, you will need a better networking solution.

On-demand Ethernet delivered from a single automated online portal matches the needs of today’s services that your enterprise customers have come to expect. It eliminates these slow and inefficient procurement processes while giving you new visibility into the network performance.

By moving away from legacy networking, you gain the ability to move quickly to serve the new demand as well as capture new revenue streams. It’s changing what is possible in your business.

Here are four ways that on-demand Ethernet is changing Global Networking:

#1 Click to Connect Provisioning
On-demand Ethernet enables you to get the network services you want with a few mouse clicks. It is as simple as buying an outfit from your favourite online store or making an online booking for your next vacation. Connectivity is now at your fingertips, be it connecting enterprise customers locally, regionally or globally.
#2 Connectivity with Hyper-scalability 
On-demand Ethernet can support some of the most demanding applications and services with new levels of scalability. Over the last year, the number of internet users grew 7%. Big Data, IoT, Cloud and any other high-growth applications will also only continue to grow rapidly. Digital services are also constantly evolving to attract new customers and deliver better customer experience.
Coupled with the dynamic of the market that now demands constant change, these factors are pushing connectivity beyond its static functionalities. On-demand Ethernet can make it simple and easy to scale up or down network services to meet these needs.
#3 A Self-service Model
On-demand Ethernet puts control in your hands via mobile apps and web portals. Having visibility and control over your network brings many advantages. With full visibility, you can stay one step ahead of any potential problems and quickly resolve any issues that crop up.
Users today want to be in control and efficiently turn up services. According to a report titled The Real Self-Service Economy, 70% of the 2,750 surveyed expect a company’s website to include a self-service application and 40% prefer self-service to human contact.
On-demand Ethernet can also be present via Application Programming Interface (API) and seamlessly integrated into your existing platforms. Your enterprise customers can use the self-service model and rely on it like any other utility.
#4 Direct Cloud and Internet Exchange Access
On-demand Ethernet enables you to access Cloud Service Providers and Internet Exchanges securely with guaranteed Quality of Service and Quality of Experience. This brings greater efficiency, security and strategic value to your enterprise customers as you serve their needs.
From a single platform, you can connect to multiple Cloud services and support hybrid Cloud models. A study by IDG Communications found that 73% of organisations have at least one application or a portion of their computing infrastructure already in the Cloud.
The online presence of organisations today is also on the rise. They need the capabilities to manage and transport data and content across the internet efficiently and at a low cost. By peering with other networks at Internet Exchanges, you can deliver improved performance for locally or globally.
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