Tinet Launches EtherCloud

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Tinet, a Neutral Tandem company (NASDAQ: TNDM), announced today the launch of its global wholesale offering, “EtherCloud.”   EtherCloud is a Layer 2 platform connecting diverse partner networks into a holistic Ethernet cloud that delivers end-to-end Ethernet and VPLS connectivity around the world. EtherCloud is the result of extensive product and systems integration of the independent Ethernet offers from Tinet and Neutral Tandem.  
“EtherCloud seamlessly interconnects diverse networks, simplifying the delivery of Ethernet and VPLS services on a global basis.” said Surendra Saboo, President and Chief Operating Officer of Neutral Tandem. “Customers are looking for a provider to assemble an end-to-end solution for their off-net Ethernet connectivity needs,” said Roopashree Honnachari, Senior Industry Analyst, Business Communication Services, Frost and Sullivan.  EtherCloud offers customers flexible interconnectivity options so they can choose where and how they want to interconnect at any of Tinet’s 120 global Points of Presence. 
“We designed the service to deliver a compelling value proposition: to simplify and streamline customers’ off-net interconnections, to extend their network reach and to market their local Ethernet services to customers worldwide,” said Paolo Gambini, Chief Marketing Officer of Tinet. “The offering is further strengthened by end-to-end SLAs to meet the demands of enterprise customers.”
EtherCloud is well suited for a range of customers including local/regional carriers, ISPs, value added resellers and systems integrators.   Through a single E-NNI, EtherCloud members can buy Ethernet and VPLS connectivity and sell their own services to other EtherCloud members globally.

EtherCloud is supported by an intuitive and feature-rich customer portal built to simplify and expedite the way members request and receive information.  Using the EtherCloud portal, customers can receive price quotes, check for available capacity, order services, and monitor service performance on an end-to-end basis.  EtherCloud customers will be able to send a single order which includes the commercial terms and provisioning that will apply to the entire order including the PoP-to-PoP and tail circuit.  In addition, the portal acts as a worldwide sales channel that funnels requests to its members for local Ethernet connectivity. 
EtherCloud is an innovative network-based approach that can adapt and solve connectivity issues while enabling end-to-end connectivity around the world in one, easy to connect, easy to configure, and flexible solution from a proven, global Network operator.  To learn more about EtherCloud, please visit www.ethercloud.tinet.net.