On-Net Private Network Solutions

Granite Telecommunications’ On-Net Private Network Solutions are a testament to our commitment to excellence in providing communication and technology solutions to businesses. Our strategically positioned POPs, expansive service coverage, vigilant NOC monitoring, and personalized Premier Concierge Service make us a strong contender in the industry, particularly for businesses seeking reliable and tailored network solutions.

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On-Net Private Network Solutions

Granite Telecommunications excels in delivering On-Net Private Network Solutions, showcasing our dedication to superior communication and technology services for businesses.

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On-Net: Leveraging Granite’s Nationwide Network

Granite’s extensive Nationwide Network is the backbone to this suite of offerings. Granite’s On-Net advantages are underpinned by a strategically distributed network infrastructure.

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Granite Switched Ethernet

Granite Switched Ethernet (GSE) services offer a robust solution for businesses seeking reliable connectivity. With Ethernet speeds up to 10GB, Granite provides an extensive footprint, including major U.S. markets, Hawaii, and Canada.

Private IP

Granite Telecommunications offers Private IP (PIP) solutions that are ideal for businesses looking to expand their operations, accommodate remote workforces, and enhance connectivity without the complexity of enterprise-grade networks.

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Cloud Connect

Cloud Connect is an essential component of Granite’s comprehensive Communication and Technology Solutions, designed to cater to the needs of business customers seeking secure and direct connections to leading cloud providers.

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Hosted Colocation

Hosted Colocation is a specialized data center service tailored for Wholesale Partners that already possess their hardware and software infrastructure but lack the ideal environment to house and manage it effectively.

Granite Switched Ethernet Services

Granite Telecommunications offers an array of impressive solutions to meet the communication and technology needs of business customers.

One notable offering is the Granite Switched Ethernet Services, which provides an efficient and versatile networking solution for enterprises.

Granite’s Switched Ethernet Services boast several key technical features:

  1. Flexible Network Options: Granite offers various network configurations, including Point to Point, Any to Any, Hub and Spoke, and Network-to-Network Interface (NNI). This flexibility allows businesses to connect their headquarters, branches, data centers, and clouds seamlessly, adapting to their unique network needs.
  2. Configurable Dedicated Bandwidth: Granite provides Ethernet speeds ranging from 5MB to 10GB, allowing companies to tailor their bandwidth according to their requirements. This scalability ensures that businesses can efficiently manage their data traffic.
  3. Ethernet Footprint: Available in major continental U.S. markets, Hawaii, and Canada, Granite’s Ethernet services offer broad geographical coverage, making it accessible to a wide range of businesses.
  4. Traffic Prioritization: Granite’s Switched Ethernet Service prioritizes business-critical traffic with Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and multiple Classes of Service (CoS), ensuring reliability and optimal performance.
  5. Redundancy: Redundancy is a key aspect of Granite’s offering, providing robust failover options to maintain network uptime and prevent data loss.

  • Versatility: The flexibility of network options and scalable bandwidth makes Granite’s Ethernet Services suitable for a wide range of businesses with varying connectivity needs.
  • Reliability: With traffic prioritization and redundancy options, Granite ensures that critical data flows smoothly and network downtime is minimized.
  • Dedicated Support: Customers benefit from dedicated project managers and live customer service agents, offering a personalized experience with no auto-attendants. Additionally, Granite ensures 24/7/365 support to address any issues promptly.

Granite’s Switched Ethernet Services offer a robust and flexible solution for businesses seeking reliable and scalable network connectivity.

With a focus on customization, redundancy, and dedicated support, Granite caters to the diverse needs of its business customers.

However, businesses should weigh the costs and geographic availability when considering this offering to ensure it aligns with their specific requirements and budget constraints.

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Granite’s Private IP (PIP) Service

Granite’s Private IP (PIP) service is a robust and cost-effective solution for businesses seeking secure and reliable private connectivity.

Built on Layer 3 technology, PIP offers a multitude of benefits over traditional MPLS, making it an ideal choice for organizations looking to streamline their network infrastructure.

Private IP (PIP) is a Layer 3 service provided by Granite, designed to offer a fully meshed private network for customers across the United States and Canada.

By utilizing the lowest cost option physical provider on a Layer 2 service level, Granite ensures optimal cost-efficiency without compromising on security.

Here are some key technical details:

  1. Multiple Provider Partnerships: Granite collaborates with over 20 providers to offer physical access back to the Granite Network for private connectivity. This extensive network of partnerships provides customers with a broad range of options and enhanced availability compared to relying on a single provider.
  2. Minimized Peering Points: Customers using Granite’s PIP service do not need to peer with Granite’s underlying providers. This minimizes the number of peering points in the customer’s private network, simplifying network management and improving security.
  3. Segment Routing: Granite’s PIP service utilizes segment routing to create a fully meshed private network for customers. This network spans the US and Canada and leverages the lowest cost option from physical providers on a layer 2 service level.
  4. Direct Connect Access: Granite offers private connections to cloud providers through Direct Connect Access from a Granite Point of Presence (POP). This feature enhances cloud connectivity and reliability for businesses.
  5. Service Classes: Granite provides four classes of service for its PIP offerings, allowing customers to choose the level of service that aligns with their specific needs:
    • Bronze
    • Silver
    • Gold
    • Platinum
  6. Quality Voice Options: PIP services can also facilitate private connections to the Granite MetaSwitch, with Class of Service (CoS) options available to enhance voice quality for services like E-PRI, SIP, and other voice offerings.
  7. Internet Access: Granite’s PIP service includes the option for internet access. This offering provides customers with a separate Virtual Domain for public internet traffic on the same physical connection as their private network, ensuring security and convenience.
  8. Custom IP Blocks: Customers have the flexibility to provide their private IP blocks for multisite solutions. Alternatively, Granite can supply an IP scheme tailored to the customer’s needs, offering convenience and customization.

  • Lower Cost: Granite’s PIP service offers cost savings compared to traditional MPLS networks, allowing organizations to allocate their budget more effectively.
  • Enhanced Security: Granite ensures the highest level of security for private connectivity, safeguarding critical data from unauthorized access.
  • Unparalleled Availability: With access to over 20 providers, Granite significantly improves the availability and reliability of private connectivity.
  • Seamless Cloud Integration: PIP enables direct connections to leading cloud providers, facilitating a hybrid IT environment with ease.
  • Class of Service Options: Granite’s PIP service offers flexibility with four classes of service, allowing customers to tailor their network performance to meet their specific requirements.
  • Quality Voice Services: PIP provides CoS options for voice services, guaranteeing exceptional voice quality for a seamless communication experience.

Granite Telecommunications’ Layer 3 Private IP service is a robust and flexible networking solution suitable for businesses of various sizes.

With its extensive network of provider partnerships, segment routing technology, and customizable service classes, Granite’s PIP service addresses the need for secure, cost-effective, and scalable private connectivity.

Additionally, the option for direct cloud provider access, quality voice enhancements, and the flexibility to bring your private IP blocks make it a compelling choice for businesses looking to optimize their network infrastructure while ensuring reliability and security.

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Cloud Connect

Cloud Connect is a service that enables customers to establish a direct and dedicated connection to their chosen cloud provider. This eliminates the need for a public internet connection, ensuring enhanced security, reliability, and reduced latency.

By leveraging Granite’s robust infrastructure, customers benefit from a seamless and highly efficient connection to their cloud resources.

Cloud Connect provides two primary connection types:

  1. Dedicated Connections: These connections offer a dedicated port provided jointly by the cloud provider and Granite. They involve a physical connection between the cloud provider and Granite’s equipment within a shared colocation facility. This type of connection supports speeds of 1Gb and 10Gb, providing a high level of performance and security.
  2. Hosted Connections: Hosted connections are established virtually between the cloud provider and Granite, eliminating the need for physical ports. They ensure secure and private data transfer while offering a range of speeds, including 100Mb, 200Mb, 500Mb, 1Gb, 2Gb, 5Gb, and 10Gb. This flexibility caters to varying business needs.

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect: 

Product Overview: AWS Direct Connect enables customers to connect their internal network directly to an AWS Direct Connect location using Ethernet fiber-optic cables. This connection bypasses internet service providers and grants access to AWS services or Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) without internet routing.

Connection Options: Dedicated and Hosted

Connection Speeds: 1Gb and 10Gb (Dedicated), 50Mb to 10Gb (Hosted)

Availability: Dallas, TX, and various other locations.

Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute:

Product Overview: ExpressRoute allows customers to extend their on-premises networks into Microsoft’s cloud via a private connection provided by a connectivity provider. This offers enhanced reliability, faster speeds, low latency, and superior security compared to public internet connections.

Connection Options: Hosted

Connection Speeds: 50Mb to 10Gb

Availability: Multiple locations including Ashburn, VA, Dallas, TX, and more.

Google Cloud Platform: 

Product Overview: Cloud Interconnect offers low latency, highly available connections for seamless data transfer between on-premises and Virtual Private Cloud networks. It supports RFC 1918 communication, providing direct access to private IP addresses.

Connection Options: Hosted

Connection Speeds: 50Mb to 10Gb

Availability: Various locations including Ashburn, VA, and New York, NY.

  • Enhanced Security: Cloud Connect ensures private, secure connections to cloud providers, reducing exposure to potential cyber threats.
  • Reliable Performance: With dedicated and hosted options, businesses can choose the right level of performance for their needs.
  • Reduced Latency: Direct connections minimize latency, improving application response times.
  • Flexible Scalability: Hosted connections offer a range of speeds, enabling businesses to scale their connectivity as required.

  • Compatibility: Businesses should ensure their network infrastructure is compatible with Cloud Connect and their chosen cloud provider.
  • Location: The availability of Cloud Connect and the associated cloud providers may vary by location, so geographic considerations are important.

Granite’s Cloud Connect is the gateway to a more secure, efficient, and reliable cloud experience for business customers.

With dedicated and hosted connection options to leading cloud providers like AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud, businesses can scale their operations while maintaining robust data security and performance.

Consider your specific requirements and choose the Cloud Connect solution that aligns best with your business objectives and location.

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Hosted Colocation at Granite

As a leading provider in the technology industry, Granite understands the diverse needs of its wholesale customers.

To cater to the specific requirements of these clients, Granite offers Hosted Colocation, a reliable and efficient solution that seamlessly combines the advantages of colocation and managed services.

What is Hosted Colocation?

Hosted Colocation is an IT infrastructure service provided by Granite. It is designed for wholesale customers who already own hardware and software.

These customers can lease space to house their servers, networking equipment, and storage devices in Granite’s state-of-the-art data centers.

With Hosted Colocation, wholesale customers can enjoy the benefits of a dedicated and secure data center environment without the need to allocate their resources into managing and maintaining their own facilities.

Granite’s Hosted Colocation solution is built on a robust and scalable infrastructure designed to meet the demanding requirements of wholesale customers. The key technical details encompass:

  1. High-End Data Centers: Granite operates multiple Tier 3 and Tier 4 data centers strategically located across different regions. These facilities are equipped with cutting-edge security measures, redundant power supply, cooling systems, and advanced fire suppression mechanisms. By leveraging these top-tier data centers, Granite ensures maximum uptime and data integrity for its customers’ mission-critical operations.
  2. Network Connectivity: Granite’s Hosted Colocation solution is powered by a high-speed network infrastructure. The network is designed to provide low-latency, high-bandwidth connectivity to support data-intensive applications and facilitate seamless communication between servers. With multiple carrier-neutral connections, Granite offers diverse network paths, ensuring redundancy and resilience.
  3. Scalability and Flexibility: Granite understands the dynamic nature of businesses and the need for scalability. With Hosted Colocation, wholesale customers have the flexibility to scale their IT infrastructure seamlessly. Whether it is adding more servers, increasing storage capacity, or upgrading networking equipment, Granite provides the necessary resources to accommodate growth and adapt to evolving business requirements.

  1. Cost-effectiveness: By utilizing Granite’s infrastructure, wholesale customers eliminate the need for upfront capital investments in building and maintaining their own data centers. This cost-effective approach enables businesses to allocate their resources more efficiently, focusing on core competencies.
  2. Reliability and Security: Granite’s data centers are at the forefront of technology, incorporating redundant power, backup systems, fire suppression, and stringent security measures. This ensures uninterrupted operations and protects valuable data from potential threats.
  3. 24/7 Expert Support: Granite’s team of highly skilled professionals provides round-the-clock technical support, maintaining the smooth operation of hosted services and quickly resolving any issues that may arise. This level of expertise ensures that wholesale customers can rely on Granite for dependable service.

Granite’s Hosted Colocation is an exceptional solution for wholesale customers aiming to optimize their IT infrastructure without the burden of managing their own data centers.

With its industry-leading technical capabilities, cost-effectiveness, and round-the-clock support, Granite ensures that wholesale customers can focus on what matters most – their core business operations.

By leveraging Hosted Colocation at Granite, businesses can enhance their performance, reliability, and scalability while reducing costs and minimizing risks associated with managing on-premises data centers.

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Point to Point Ethernet Service, also known as E-Line, is a type of Ethernet service that provides a point-to-point or point-to-multipoint connection between two or more locations, typically used for connecting remote offices, data centers, or cloud resources.

This service is part of the Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) family and is often referred to as an Ethernet Private Line (EPL).

Key features of Point to Point Ethernet services include: 

  • Dedicated Point to Point Connections: this service establishes dedicated, private connections between locations, ensuring that the bandwidth is exclusively available for the connected sites. This enhances security and data isolation.
  • Scalability: Point to Point services can be configured to support various bandwidth requirements, making them suitable for businesses with diverse data transfer needs.
  • Reliability: Service providers, such as Granite Telecommunications, offer Service Level Agreements (SLAs) to guarantee network reliability, minimal downtime, and specified levels of performance, which is crucial for mission-critical applications.
  • Simplicity: Point to Point service is designed for simplicity, often providing a transparent and straightforward Ethernet connection without the complexity of routing or managing multiple VLANs.
  • Flexibility: These services support various topologies, including point-to-point (EPL) and point-to-multipoint (EVPL), allowing businesses to choose the configuration that best suits their connectivity needs.
  • Low Latency: Point to Point service is known for low latency, making them suitable for applications like real-time video conferencing and VoIP.

Point to Point services are commonly used by businesses to establish secure and high-performance connections between their locations or to connect to cloud service providers.

They are particularly valuable for companies that require dedicated and predictable bandwidth for data transfer, ensuring that their critical applications run smoothly across multiple sites.

Hub and Spoke Ethernet Service, also known as E-Tree, is a specific type of Ethernet service designed for multipoint-to-multipoint communication within a network, particularly suitable for scenarios where multiple locations need to communicate with one another, but with specific traffic restrictions to maintain data privacy and security.

Hub and Spoke is part of the Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) family and is commonly used by businesses to establish efficient and controlled communication between geographically dispersed sites.

Here are the key characteristics and features of E-Tree Ethernet Services: 

  • Multipoint Connectivity: Hub and Spoke services enable communication between multiple endpoints, similar to Amy to Any services. This makes them suitable for businesses with multiple locations that need to exchange data.
  • Hierarchical Structure: Unlike Any to Any services, Hub and Spoke services have a hierarchical structure consisting of root sites and leaf sites. Root sites are typically the main or central locations, while leaf sites are remote locations or endpoints.
  • Traffic Isolation: Hub and Spoke services maintain traffic separation and privacy between different branches of the network. Traffic originating from one leaf site is restricted from directly communicating with another leaf site, ensuring data security and privacy.
  • Point-to-Multipoint: Hub and Spoke services support a point-to-multipoint communication model, allowing data to flow from the root site to multiple leaf sites while preventing direct communication between leaf sites.
  • Scalability: These services can be scaled to accommodate varying bandwidth requirements, making them suitable for businesses with diverse data transfer needs.
  • Quality of Service (QoS): Hub and Spoke services often support QoS features, enabling businesses to prioritize traffic based on specific application requirements.
  • Reliability: Service providers typically offer Service Level Agreements (SLAs) to ensure network reliability and performance, which is crucial for businesses that rely on continuous and secure connectivity.

Hub and Spoke Ethernet Services are commonly used by enterprises and organizations with branch office networks, retail chains, or locations that need to communicate with a central hub while maintaining traffic isolation and security between branches.

This service structure ensures that data privacy and security are maintained while facilitating efficient communication and collaboration within a network.

An Any to Any configuration, also known as Ethernet LAN (E-LAN), is a type of Ethernet service that provides a multipoint-to-multipoint connectivity solution, allowing multiple locations or endpoints to communicate with each other seamlessly over a wide-area network.

Any to Any Ethernet is part of the Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) family and is designed to facilitate efficient and flexible data communication between geographically dispersed sites within a network.

Here are key characteristics and features of Any to Any Ethernet Services:

  • Multipoint Connectivity: Any to Any services support communication between multiple endpoints, making them suitable for scenarios where multiple locations within a network need to exchange data with one another.
  • Any to Any Connectivity: In this type of network, any endpoint can communicate with any other endpoint, providing a high degree of flexibility in data routing.
  • Scalability: Any to Any services can be configured to accommodate varying bandwidth requirements, allowing businesses to scale their network connectivity as needed.
  • Low Latency: These services typically offer low-latency communication, making them suitable for real-time applications such as video conferencing and voice over IP (VoIP).
  • Quality of Service (QoS): Any to Any services often support QoS features, allowing businesses to prioritize traffic based on application requirements.
  • Reliability: Service providers often offer Service Level Agreements (SLAs) to ensure network reliability and performance, which is crucial for businesses that rely on uninterrupted connectivity.
  • Data Isolation: Any to Any services provide data isolation between different endpoints, enhancing security and privacy.

Any to Any Ethernet Services are commonly used by enterprises and organizations with multiple remote offices, data centers, or cloud resources that need to communicate efficiently.

It allows these businesses to establish a single, interconnected network that facilitates data exchange between various locations, ensuring seamless collaboration and data sharing across their infrastructure.

A Network-to-Network Interface (NNI) Ethernet Service is a type of Ethernet service that focuses on the connection and interconnection of two or more networks, typically provided by different service providers or carriers.

NNIs play a crucial role in enabling the exchange of data traffic and services between these networks. This type of service is often used by telecommunications carriers and service providers to create a seamless, end-to-end network experience for their customers.

Here are the key characteristics and features of Network-to-Network Interface (NNI) Ethernet Services:

  • Interconnection of Networks: NNIs facilitate the connection and communication between distinct networks, which can be operated by different service providers or organizations. This enables data traffic to flow between these networks smoothly.
  • Service Provider Collaboration: Service providers often establish NNIs to collaborate and share resources, ensuring that their customers can access services beyond their individual network footprints.
  • Traffic Handoff: NNIs involve the handoff of data traffic from one network to another at specific points of interconnection. These handoff points are often referred to as demarcation points or interconnect points.
  • Service-Level Agreements (SLAs): NNIs typically come with SLAs to define the terms of the interconnection, including service quality, reliability, and performance guarantees.
  • Scalability: NNIs can be scaled to accommodate increasing data traffic and evolving network requirements, making them suitable for expanding network needs.
  • Protocol Support: NNIs support various Ethernet-based protocols and technologies, ensuring compatibility between the interconnected networks.
  • Security and Privacy: Security measures are put in place to protect data traffic as it crosses from one network to another. Encryption and authentication may be employed to maintain data privacy.
  • Redundancy and Failover: To ensure network reliability, NNIs may incorporate redundancy and failover mechanisms to prevent service disruptions in case of network failures.

NNI Ethernet Services are critical in the telecommunications industry and are used to create a seamless global network infrastructure.

They enable service providers to extend their reach, offer expanded services, and improve network resilience through collaboration and interconnection with other providers.

Businesses benefit from the broad connectivity options and services made available through these interconnections, ultimately resulting in enhanced communication and data transfer capabilities.

Layer 2 in the OSI (Open Systems Interconnection) model is the Data Link Layer. This layer is responsible for the logical addressing, framing, and error detection of data as it’s transmitted over the physical medium, such as Ethernet cables or wireless connections.

Key functions of the Data Link Layer (Layer 2) include:

  • Logical Link Control (LLC): The upper part of Layer 2, known as LLC, deals with flow control, error checking, and addressing. It manages communication between devices on the same network.
  • Media Access Control (MAC): The lower part of Layer 2, called MAC, is responsible for controlling access to the physical medium and ensuring that data is sent to the correct destination. MAC addresses are unique hardware addresses assigned to each network interface card (NIC).
  • Frame Creation and Addressing: Layer 2 creates data frames that encapsulate the data to be transmitted. These frames include source and destination MAC addresses, allowing devices to determine whether a received frame is intended for them.
  • Error Detection: Layer 2 includes mechanisms for error detection in transmitted data frames, such as CRC (Cyclic Redundancy Check). This helps identify and discard frames with errors.
  • Data Link Protocols: Different data link protocols operate at this layer, such as Ethernet and Wi-Fi (for wireless networks). These protocols determine how devices access and share the physical medium.

Layer 3 in the OSI (Open Systems Interconnection) model is the Network Layer. This layer is responsible for the logical addressing, routing, and forwarding of data packets between different networks in a multi-network environment.

It plays a crucial role in ensuring that data can be delivered across diverse network infrastructures, such as local area networks (LANs) and wide area networks (WANs).

Key functions of the Network Layer (Layer 3) include:

  • Logical Addressing: Layer 3 assigns logical addresses, often in the form of IP (Internet Protocol) addresses, to devices on a network. These addresses are used to uniquely identify devices and determine their location in a network.
  • Routing: The Network Layer is responsible for determining the best path for data packets to travel from the source to the destination. This involves making routing decisions based on network topology, routing tables, and routing algorithms.
  • Packet Forwarding: Once the routing decision is made, Layer 3 is responsible for forwarding data packets from one network to another. This may involve encapsulating data in new frames for the target network.
  • Inter-Network Communication: The Network Layer enables communication between different networks or subnets. It allows data to traverse routers and cross network boundaries.
  • Error Handling: Layer 3 may detect errors in data packets, such as checksum errors, and handle them appropriately, either by requesting retransmission or discarding the faulty packets.
  • Fragmentation and Reassembly: When data packets are too large for a particular network segment, Layer 3 may fragment them into smaller packets for transmission. At the receiving end, these fragments are reassembled into the original data packet.
  • Quality of Service (QoS): Layer 3 can also prioritize certain types of traffic based on QoS settings, ensuring that critical data, like voice or video, gets preferential treatment over less time-sensitive data.