GTT Strengthens SD-WAN with Interoute Acquisition

June 01, 2018

By Maurice Nagle, Web Editor

The future of networking is undeniably software-defined and cloud-powered. This consensus is driving networking solution providers to solidify portfolios in the “gold rush” to come. With adoption mounting and curiosity piqued, SD-WAN is on the precipice of extensive market growth, making it a much wanted technology in this period of positioning.

This week, GTT completed the acquisition of Interoute. GTT is a cloud networking provider to clients around the globe, and with the purchase of Interoute it gains one of the most sizable independent fiber networks in Europe.

In specific, GTT will be compiling a comprehensive cloud networking portfolio, boasting on the largest fiber footprints in Europe, a strong customer base, enhanced SD-WAN solution set, in addition to a new sales, operations and customer service personnel and structure.

"The acquisition of Interoute represents a major milestone in delivering on our purpose of connecting people across organizations, around the world and to every application in the cloud," explained Rick Calder (News - Alert) , GTT president and CEO. "Our enhanced scale, expanded network footprint and award-winning product capabilities reinforce our position as a global leader in cloud networking. We look forward to bringing the benefits of this acquisition to our valued clients across the world."

Our SaaS (News - Alert)-tastic working world requires a gateway to the cloud capable of promising certain levels performance, reliability and flexibility. SD-WAN is serving to enable the cloud era quite well. What’s in your WAN?

Edited by Maurice Nagle