Vertical Systems Group:
2012 U.S. Business Ethernet LEADERBOARD
Ethernet port base grew 24% in 2012; Ethernet access to IP VPNs and Cloud connectivity were the fastest growing applications.
MA, JANUARY 29, 2013 --
Vertical Systems Group's U.S. Business Ethernet Leaderboard results for year-end 2012 are as follows (in rank order based on port share): AT&T, Verizon, tw telecom, CenturyLink, Cox, Level 3, XO, and Time Warner Cable. Port shares were calculated using the base of enterprise installations of Ethernet services, plus input from Vertical's independent surveys of Ethernet providers. The Leaderboard threshold is four percent (4%) or more of billable port installations.
"The U.S. market for retail Ethernet ports rose 24% in 2012. The year was characterized by major backbone upgrades, new market rollouts, price wars and channel expansion. Ethernet access to IP VPNs and Cloud connectivity were the fastest growing applications," said Rick Malone, principal at Vertical Systems Group. "Position changes on our Leaderboard include Level 3 moving up two spots, jumping ahead of XO and Time Warner Cable. AT&T and Verizon remain the top two providers, but not without challenges. AT&T experienced slower overall growth in Ethernet - especially in the second half of the year - and derived more Ethernet sales from wholesale partners. Verizon remained number two on our Leaderboard despite a challenging fourth quarter which resulted in loss of market share."
Other providers selling Ethernet services in the U.S. are segmented into two tiers as measured by port share. The first or Challenge Tier for 2012 includes the following eight companies (listed here in alphabetical order): Charter Business, Cogent, Comcast Business, Integra, Lightpath, Reliance Globalcom, Windstream (includes Paetec) and Zayo Group (includes AboveNet).
The second or Market Player tier covers other providers offering Ethernet services in the U.S. The Market Player tier includes the following companies (listed in alphabetical order): Alpheus Communications, American Telesis, Bright House Networks, BT Global, Cincinnati Bell, Consolidated Communications, EarthLink Business, Expedient, FairPoint, FiberLight, Fibertech, Frontier, Hawaiian Telecom, IP Networks, Lightower, LS Networks, Lumos Networks, Masergy, Megapath, NTT America, Orange Business, Sidera Networks, Spirit, Sprint, SuddenLink, TDS, US Signal, Virtela and others.
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How Ethernet Enables Cloud Connectivity
Great article written by Rosemary Cochran, principal at Vertical Systems Group.
Standards for Ethernet-based cloud connectivity continue to advance. The MEF's Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0) initiative provides guidelines for cloud-ready Ethernet services and equipment. Developments are focused on multi-network Interconnectivity, end-to-end SLAs (Service Level Agreements), application-aware QoS (Quality of Service) and dynamic bandwidth provisioning. A new CE 2.0 certification process aims to ensure standards adherence.
New York, NY, USA – December 13, 2012 – TELEHOUSE America (www.telehouse.com), the United States' leading provider of dedicated data centers, international Internet exchanges, and managed IT services, announces today that CDNetworks will provide its premier content delivery services to the Russian market. CDNetworks, is the only multinational Content Delivery Network (CDN) with expertise and infrastructure in China and other emerging markets. This expansion will enable Telehouse customers and partners direct access to CDNetworks’ Global Cloud Acceleration services in Moscow and surrounding regions via strategic TELEHOUSE America Points of Presence (PoPs), including its Chelsea data center in NYC.
Recently announced as its 44th global data center, Telehouse Moscow forms part of its global expansion strategy to accommodate the needs of the global data center provider’s growing client base and development into emerging markets. Now Telehouse customers in the US, Europe, Asia and around the globe can further leverage high-performance cloud computing services.
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Everyone has a mobile phone. How many of you have a tablet? I won’t say iPad because some of you don’t have iPads but how many of you have a tablet? So that’s about 50/60%.
And how many of you here have a laptop? Virtually everybody has at least a laptop and a mobile phone and most of you have a tablet. And you’re using them all? Do you have a problem if you can’t connect all of them to the Wi-Fi at the same time? That’s the problem I have. So for me connectivity is really critical in every device.
I also want that everything will be somewhere else and somewhere else for me is what you call the Cloud. I want my storage somewhere else, I don’t want to carry around with me, I don’t want it sitting on hard disks in my office, I want it out there somewhere else in the Cloud.
I want my power consumption to be somewhere else, I want it to be sitting in data centres, I want it to be anywhere else but on my battery or in my room heating my room up. And finally, I want all of my applications, all of my software, everything connected working all the time, I want somebody else maintaining it, I don’t want to be my own IT manager.
So addicted to connectivity and I want everything like this somewhere else. In other words, what I want is that Ethernet LAN I used to have in the office, do any of you remember this, you used to go in the office and you used to plug into the Ethernet LAN and the servers were working and the software update was done and everything was magic, it never went down.
And we got used to it, Ethernet LANs and IT Managers became a part of our lives. And then what happened? We started travelling and we started working from home, we started working from the car and it’s not like anything at LAN anymore. So what we really want is a global Ethernet LAN, that’s really what we want. We want to be able to plug in anywhere, whether it’s in the hotel or if it’s the plan landing and we want to feel like we’re in that office with our LAN, we want a global LAN. And we don’t want to be our own IT Managers, we don’t want to manage the devices and the IP addresses and all that good stuff, we want somebody else to do it, we want a service provider to do it.
So my contention is I want a global Ethernet service wherever I am that fits my needs and I dare to say that that’s true not only for individuals but also for businesses, for everybody. Everybody wants that global Ethernet service that they can plug in anywhere that’s as reliable and as fast and as simple as the LAN in their office. So that is what 2.0 is pointing to.
It’s not the solution, it’s not the be all and end all, it’s one step along the way to that truly seamless global Ethernet LAN. And it comes in four flavours; it comes in ELine, E-LAN, E-Tree and E-Access. Perhaps they’re terms that you’re less familiar with. You might have heard of point-to-point, multipoint and rooted multipoint wholesale, but really that Ethernet service that you want is encapsulated in everything that the MEF, the Metro Ethernet Forum, defines and promotes and certifies.
Denver – March 14, 2012 – ViaWest, one of the largest privately held data center, cloud computing and managed services providers in North America, is pleased to announce that it has appointedJason Carolan as its Chief Technology Officer. In this new position, Carolan is responsible for the strategic direction of all ViaWest products and technology initiatives.
Carolan joined ViaWest in 2011 as Vice President of Product Development and was responsible for the successful introduction of ViaWest’s KINECTed Cloud and KINECTed Storage products. Prior to ViaWest, Carolan held leadership positions in both small startup companies and large Fortune 100 enterprises. His previous roles include over 10 years at Sun Microsystems, where he was a Distinguished Engineer in network and systems architecture, focused on cloud computing and data center architectures, and Director of Cloud Services Engineering at VMware. He was the lead author of one of the first books highlighting the combined use of virtualization and automation. Carolan also has several patents in networking, data center resource management, virtualization, and security.
“With his nearly 20 years of experience, Jason brings an impressive background in product architecture, product management and technical sales. He has contributed greatly to our success in the short time he has been with ViaWest,” said Nancy Phillips, ViaWest Chief Operating Officer and Co-founder. “Jason’s breadth of experience and leadership will help to assure ViaWest’s continued success in building a product portfolio and solutions that are centered around our customers’ needs.”
For additional information on Carolan and other ViaWest executives, please visit our website atwww.viawest.com.
ViaWest is one of the largest privately held data center service providers in North America. They provide colocation, complex hosting, cloud and managed services to businesses of all sizes nationwide. ViaWest owns and operates 22 enterprise-class data center facilities in Colorado, Texas, Oregon, Utah, and Nevada, delivering high-quality, flexible solutions designed to support customers' unique business needs. For additional information on ViaWest, please visitwww.viawest.com or call 1-877-448-9378.
ViaWest Staff Marketing Manager
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