Enterprise: Data Services

Enterprise internet and data services – Grande Business

Enterprise Data Services

Grande offers a suite of service options that deliver premium networking power to the enterprise marketplace, including Internet access, multi location metro networks, intercity private data networks and metro Ethernet via our extensive fiber network.

Business Class Internet

Grande Business provides a reliable data connection over a wholly owned, locally managed, fiber-rich network. That means better reliability and better service for your business. Grande's Business Class Internet is a more powerful internet solution, offering high-capacity, symmetrical speeds up to 1GB to support critical business applications. With greater upload speeds, you can migrate to cloud storage and hosted applications with better performance than shared asymmetrical internet offers.

Multilocation Private Ethernet Networks

Whether your business requires storage network access, disaster recovery backup, VoIP between company offices, or large file transfers, Grande offers the services you need, including Ethernet wide area network (W-A-N) services that connect your corporate local area networks (LANs). By leveraging the open Ethernet standards that IT managers trust, (i.e. native Ethernet) you will be armed with an efficient and cost-effective solution that requires no new training or equipment. Our metro Ethernet connection brings versatility that allows additional bandwidth to be provisioned quickly and transparently in one, five and ten megabit increments.

Managed SD-WAN

Today’s businesses rely on connectivity and that is even more important for geographically distributed organizations. Software Defined Wide Area Networks (SD-WAN) is a technology that simplifies the management of various network connections between multiple sites. It puts you in control of your network by allowing you to quickly and effortlessly respond to change.

Managed SD-WAN Architecture

Products

Dedicated Internet Access (DIA)

Non-blocking, continuous symmetrical layer 3 Internet access via a unique /29 subnet connection network between Grande's CORE router and a customer owned router, firewall or NAT device. Additional static IP addresses available upon request as a routed block to the connection block.

Transparent LAN Service (TLS)

Non-blocking, continuous symmetrical layer 2 VLAN bridging between multiple GMAN or GDDC locations. TLS port accepts full 1500 byte MTU plus any optional customer controlled VLAN TAG, also known as Q-in-Q.

Enhanced Business Lines (EBL)

Business lines delivered over a data connection and converted into a single-pair, loop start line directly into an analog telephone or key phone system.

Enhanced Business Trunks (EBT)

Business trunks delivered over a data connection and inserted directly into customer private branch exchange (PBX) or IP-PBX switch.

Advantages of Delivering Ethernet

Ethernet has emerged as the leading technology to support IP traffic for packet optimization. No alternative provides the balance of high-performance, economics, manageability and flexibility found in a packet networking solution. Today's transport SONET/SDH-based networks are incapable of handling those capacitates, and layer 3-centric, distributed-IP router approaches are too expensive to use only for transport and aggregation when routing is not necessary.

Ethernet has emerged as the leading technology on which many next-generation networks will be based, for economic and scalable transport and delivery of fast-growing, high-bandwidth, IP-based applications. An IP router at an end-office is used primarily for aggregations, a function an Ethernet switch can perform more cost-effectively. Integrating fully featured Ethernet aggregations and switching in the metro transport system simplifies the IP/Ethernet service architecture, lowering Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) 30 to 9 percent compared to alternative metro solutions.

Source: University of Michigan & Sprint

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