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Global Communication Networks, Inc.
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We are trusted advisors to businesses of all sizes, providing strategic and vendor-neutral networking services, cloud computing, and data center solutions globally.
We are trusted advisors to businesses of all sizes, providing strategic and vendor-neutral networking services, cloud computing, and data center solutions globally.

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Have you ever been in the middle of a colocation project, flown to the new data center, only to realize you didn’t bring the necessary tools needed to complete your work? Have you ever been stuck waiting for hours because you forgot to reserve an elevator and you need to get some large hardware moved up a few floors from the loading dock? How about waiting for hours in the lobby because the access list was not updated correctly?

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“You need to offer employees flexible, collaborative workplaces: Today's mobility-obsessed workforce has led to a complete rethink of how people collaborate.” 

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According to a new survey, three quarters of organizations expect that 80% of their apps will be SaaS by 2020. 

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Why pay more for what seems like less bandwidth? The answer is simple: Reliability, Dedicated Bandwidth, Better Support, and a Service Level Agreement. When the Internet is business critical, you need Internet access that is built of and for business.

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“In preparation for this flood, data center managers need to answer some key basic questions: Will it make more sense for my company to host Deep Learning workloads in the cloud or on-premises? Will it be a hybrid of the two? How much of the on-prem infrastructure will be needed for training Deep Learning algorithms? How much of it will be needed for inference? If we’ll have a lot of power-hungry training servers, will we go for maximum performance or give up some performance in exchange for higher efficiency of the whole data center? Will we need inference capabilities at the edge?” 

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ICYMI: RapidScale has acquired Vonage’s hosted infrastructure services business, which include Vonage’s infrastructure as a service, hosted Exchange, virtual desktop, hosted Lync, hosted firewall, Microsoft Skype for Business, and its IT services units.

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When sourcing a data center, connectivity often becomes an afterthought, behind Facilities and Legal. Timing is everything and projects and budgets can be highly impacted without a skillful team addressing the network requirements. This can create a highly political environment and cause tension among the various departments. Enter GCN and the team of Network experts.

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Where to begin when it comes to identifying, prioritizing, and managing data center risks 

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Continuing their west coast expansion, Zayo acquires two data centers from KIO Networks.

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What is a Connectivity Integrator (CI)? First and foremost, CIs are provider-neutral technology experts who specialize in the design, procurement and implementation of integrated solutions for telecom, network, data center and cloud technologies, with complimentary managed services. In this White Paper, we explain exactly what that means for customers and vendors alike. 
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