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Ethernet: The low-latency link for enterprise cloud connectivity

Connecting business to cost savings, security and scalability

Organizations are increasingly operating in a multi-cloud environment. While cost savings is the reason often cited by CIOs for moving on-premises database solutions to the cloud, it’s not the only one. Businesses that adopt cloud solutions also benefit from greater security, scalability and access to new capabilities. But before a company can be cloud-based, it needs to be cloud-ready; and that requires a fast, reliable and secure network connection.

Enter Ethernet, with its proven track record of increasing data transfer speeds throughout LAN and enterprise WAN, reducing network congestion and supporting high-bandwidth and low-latency applications like video collaboration.


An Ethernet network makes the cloud possible

As business models continue to be reshaped by digital transformation initiatives, enterprises view Ethernet as a simple, secure way to transfer data between multiple locations in real time, allowing companies to remain operationally nimble.

Because of its speed, reliability and low latency, Ethernet is also becoming a key component in business continuity and disaster recovery plans. In fact, the total Ethernet market is expected to be $12.8 billion by 2022, up from $10 billion in 2017, according to IDC’s Ethernet Service Provider Market Forecast.1

Fast facts: benefits of Ethernet

According to IDC, bandwidth demand will increase 30% year over year, which makes rapid data processing critical across industries. With so much data being generated—everything from financial transactions to personally identifiable information (PII) about employees and customers—here are some ways Ethernet is helping organizations face these mounting pressures.

Simplified management. Ethernet reduces network complexity, making moves, adds and changes simple.

Enhanced performance. With low latency and high redundancy, Ethernet enables real-time applications to run in the cloud with greater ease than a traditional broadband connection could offer.

Increased flexibility. Ethernet is highly scalable, allowing businesses to increase bandwidth in hours rather than days or weeks, making it easy to manage resources.

Improved productivity. With its fast data transfer rates, Ethernet transmits large data sets quickly and securely between locations—whether it be two or 200.

Reduced risk. Ethernet allows a business to determine the exact path traffic will take between locations and endpoints. This type of precision leads to greater security and compliance.

Bottom line: Ethernet moves at the speed of today’s enterprise

Ethernet provides low latency and fast connection speeds up to 10 Gbps, making it well suited for sharing, securing and analyzing large, quickly changing data sets in real time—an increasingly critical requirement for migrating enterprise applications to the cloud.

With an advanced fiber-optic network spanning more than 180,000 miles across 29 states—and backed by guaranteed service level agreements (SLAs)—Frontier® is the Ethernet provider of choice, proudly serving 93% of the Fortune 500.

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