You live in an interconnected world, from the phone in your pocket or purse to the exotic foods from faraway nations that are available every day in your supermarket, courtesy of container ships that cross the seas. Increasingly, technology progress is the product of partnerships among innovators, and Globecomm is no exception to the rule. In this issue, we report on partnerships that deliver great value to our customers and empower them to reach new opportunities in our interconnected world.
In February, Globecomm announced that it has joined the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) as a Standard Technology Partner. This agreement will enable Globecomm to seamlessly interoperate its global satellite and fiber network with AWS’s storage, compute and cloud content delivery services. With multiple direct connections to AWS, Globecomm can provision customer content, work processes and resilient network connectivity into AWS. Customers already using AWS to support their processes can benefit from seamless access to Globecomm’s teleports, satellite capacity, fiber points of presence and cloud software applications running on AWS.
“We have been developing platforms and scalable customer solutions on AWS since late 2014,” said Globecomm CEO Jason Juranek. “Like many of our customers, we turned to AWS for cost-effective, secure hosting of our own applications and content. With this agreement, our customers can leverage our expertise in service design and delivery for both on-premise and cloud strategies while enjoying serious savings in implementation time and overall cost.”
Globecomm is currently expanding its existing global points-of-presence with AWS within the North America, Central Europe and Southeast Asia Regions. The company anticipates deploying hybrid cloud-satellite-fiber solutions for customers in media and entertainment, enterprise video and IoT. These hybrid solutions will reach beyond the edges of the network to remote facilities, ships, offshore platforms and vehicles in motion around the world.
Since 2016, Globecomm has served as AT&T’s partner for integrating satellite connectivity into the global carrier’s Internet of Things (IoT) deployments around the world.
Businesses and government customers often have assets spread across the globe. It can be challenging to pull data from devices in remote areas with limited connectivity. Think of places like a tractor on a farm, a generator in the desert or oil pipelines in remote regions. With satellite connectivity and cellular services, businesses can ensure that even their most isolated assets are working properly.
Last week, AT&T introduced its cloud-based platform, Multi-Connect, which supports Globecomm’s satellite IoT platform and enables businesses to manage devices across multiple cellular and satellite networks, operators and regions.
Where can satellite play in the world of IoT? This video from the Space & Satellite Professionals International tells how Globecomm, working with AT&T and other partners, help container ships deliver their cargo in prime condition.
The Globecomm executive team gained a new partner in February, when Jeff Garte became the company’s new Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Mr. Garte will lead Globecomm’s financial aspects of the company, including accounting, tax, financial planning and analysis, treasury and IT, required to support continued growth. He will also assist the executive team in executing on existing and supporting new growth strategies.
Mr. Garte has more than fifteen years of financial and operational experience in public and private companies. Prior to joining Globecomm, he served at Hibernia Networks for nearly four years as the senior vice president of corporate development, managing corporate development, FP&A, and procurement.
Before Hibernia, Mr. Garte was VP of FP&A at Sterling Infosystems, where he built a high-performing centralized FP&A team. He also served as VP of finance at AboveNet, where his responsibilities included corporate development, FP&A, investor relations, project cost management and procurement.
“Adding Jeff builds on our strong revenue growth momentum and significantly strengthens our financial team as well as our executive team, where he will share in executing Globecomm’s business plan and strategic initiatives,” said Globecomm CEO Jason Juranek. “His broad financial experience and business acumen will provide the kind of skilled leadership that makes him a perfect fit for our company.”
Mr. Garte earned his MBA from Columbia University in New York City and also holds a bachelor’s degree from Hamilton College based in Clinton, NY.
CMA Shipping 2018
March 12-14, 2018, Stamford, CT
March 12-15, 2018, Washington, DC
Asia Pacific Maritime (APM)
March 14-16, 2018, Singapore
CCA Mobile Carriers Show 2018
March 28-30, 2018, Las Vegas, NV
NAB Show 2018
April 7-12, 2018, Las Vegas, NV
Globecomm – Recipient of the world’s first Better Satellite World Award.