Level 3 takes on Latin America's data center market

Level 3 Communications (NYSE: LVLT) is bringing its Dynamic Enterprise Computing, a new data center service, to Latin America.

The new service can offer businesses various infrastructure-as-a-service solutions: virtual computing, storage and security. In addition, the service provides managed services for operating systems and databases.

What's different about the Dynamic Enterprise Computing product is that it allows businesses to not only customize their data center and computing needs, but also only pay for only the resources they use. However, customers can also scale their resources as needed to accommodate a specific network event like a large backup session.

Timing to expand into Latin America could not be better. Business customers that have operations in Brazil, for example, see cloud as a key requirement. According to a recent Gartner Group study surveying enterprise IT leaders in the country, 60 percent of the respondents said they "planned to allocate some of their 2012 external IT services budget to cloud computing related services."

Elia San Miguel, principal research analyst at Gartner, said that "The region continues to look promising as a hyper-growth market because colocation, hosting and managed services have a high uptake, primarily from multinationals looking to expand their market presence."

Latin America has become a major target for telecom investment as more multinational corporations look to expand their business in the region, and thanks to its acquisition of Global Crossing, Level 3 instantly gained a sizeable foothold in the region.   

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