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EtherCloud® Layer 2 Solutions GTT simplifies the delivery of Ethernet through our EtherCloud ® portfolio that is built on GTT’s highly reliable, scalable and secure global infrastructure providing private, public or hybrid network solutions to multinational enterprises.

With our global Ethernet network, GTT provides aggregrate bandwidth and burstable Layer 2 solutions to meet the growing needs of multinational enterprises, carriers, service providers and content delivery networks around the world.

Directly Connect Sites Around the World

Thanks to our advanced multipoint and VPLS functionality, a single Ethernet port at each location is all you need to directly connect sites around the world, sharing information between them as easily as over a local network. GTT's Ethernet service gives you the security and service quality of a Layer 2 point-to-point or point-to-multipoint private network, combined with the simplicity and flexibility of Ethernet technology. Built upon our distributed switched Ethernet mesh fabric, all services are automatically protected with the ability to specify pre-configured alternate routes to minimize the impact of any network disruption.

Key Features

GTT Ethernet services are available in 3 configurations:

  • Point-to-Point (EPL): Dedicated bandwidth between two points, protected by our network's resilient ring design.
  • Point-to-Multipoint (EVPL): Point-to-Multipoint allows a company to extend Ethernet network infrastucture to partners and customers, while keeping individual partner network segments discreet.
  • Multipoint-to-Multipoint (VPLS): Connecting multiple office or data center locations together, VPLS transparently and seamlessly extends your Layer 2 LAN to points around town, or around the world.

Key Benefits

Why Choose EtherCloud® from GTT?

Resilient and Reliable

GTT has diverse, redundant fiber paths between all 200+ POP locations. MPLS Traffic Engineering guarantees the highest standard of services with the most direct, lowest latency path possible and automatic reroute to minimize the impact of network disruptions.

Flexible Bandwidth Options | Pay As You Go

GTT offers clients a variety of billing options, including flat rate, tiered and burstable services for true on-demand services, ideal for clients who cannot predict their monthly bandwidth needs.

Alternatively, a Committed Data Rate (CDR) can be shared across multiple ports in multiple locations ensuring a cost effective relationship between actual bandwidth usage and reserved capacity.

Guaranteed Performance

GTT guarantees the performance of our network with stringent Service Level Agreements (SLAs). We follow industry standards and our EtherCloud services are MEF certified. Our capacity planning team closely monitors all of our backbone waves and metro/regional circuits. GTT proactively determines future bandwidth needs and augments them well in advance of any congestion issues.

Real Time Reporting

Clients have online access to monitor their network’s performance and track real-time statistics through our propriety online client portal.

Unsurpassed Global Reach

GTT's extensive global network infrastructure is supplemented with long-term relationships with over 800 partner networks around the world. This allows GTT to design and implement a custom end-to-end Ethernet network. Our solutions are ideal for multinational enterprises that require a reliable global end-to-end point-to-point, point-to-multipoint, or multipoint-to-multipoint connectivity; corporate backbone carriers that need to augment or extend their existing Ethernet network footprint; or content providers that need high bandwidth and high performance solutions across a private, next generation optical network.

Product/Service details

User Suitability (Capital Markets & Investment Mgmt)
Asset Managers, Trading firms, Wealth Managers
Geographic Availability
Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East, North America, South America