Global Crossing's (Nasdaq: GLBC) extension of its service contract with Deutsche Telekom's (XETRA: DTE.DE) T-Systems simultaneously addresses its movement to provide data center connectivity and enhance its growing presence in Latin America.
Already serving the provider since 2003 with private LAN services, private IP and clear channels, Global Crossing and T-Systems aren't strangers.
Under the terms of the extended agreement, Global Crossing will enhance T-Systems' business continuity plan with redundant 34 Gbps capacity via its DWDM network, providing connectivity to the German provider's three data centers in São Bernardo do Campo, São Paulo and Barueri.
Providing connectivity to data centers will likely continue to be a critical element for Global Crossing, especially as more enterprises look to service providers for private cloud-based services. "Our long-term relationship with T-Systems demonstrates that Global Crossing is ready not only to support its current growth, but also the future demand for data center services," said Marcos Malfatti, senior vice president of sales and services for Global Crossing in Brazil in a release.
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