Sao Paula, Brazil – (The Hosting News) – May 21, 2008 – International global IP solutions provider, Global Crossing, has become a certified SAP hosting partner in Colombia and Brazil, for its ability to deliver high-quality hosting services from its data center operations.
This brings to four the number of countries in Latin America where Global Crossing is a certified SAP hosting partner. It has been certified by SAP in Argentina and Chile since 2005.
Gabriel del Campo, Vice President of data center services EMEA and global product manager noted, ”This certification underscores Global Crossing’s commitment to providing world-class communications and IT services to our customers, based on the industry’s best practices. We are now able to manage, host and implement SAP applications for our customers in strategic markets in Latin America.”
SAP granted the accreditation to Global Crossing after the company successfully met a rigorous review process that assessed the company’s infrastructure, processes and technical staff. By becoming a certified SAP hosting partner, Global Crossing is fully compliant with SAP’s requirements for quality, availability and security.
Every two years, all SAP hosting partners go through a review process to evaluate their compliance with requirements for service delivery, incident management capabilities, support and information availability, as well as customer relationship.
The accreditation Global Crossing received in Colombia and Brazil applies to the company’s application and implementation hosting services. Application hosting includes the operation and maintenance of an application in a data center, as well as the complete hosting services portfolio for the SAP Business Suite, which includes infrastructure, implementation, operations and support. Implementation hosting covers the implementation of SAP solutions, ranging from complete solution implementation to incorporation of new functionality for a solution that is already installed.
Mr. del Campo added, ”With this certification we’re enhancing the value-added ICT solutions we offer to the corporate market. Global Crossing’s solutions integrate a global network, world-class data center infrastructure and managed services.”
ICT, or Information and Communications Technology, is an umbrella term used to acknowledge the convergence of the information technology and communications industries.
Global Crossing offers solutions that allow customers to focus on their businesses while Global Crossing manages IT infrastructure and networks. Global Crossing’s hosting solutions provide customers with housing, equipment, storage, backup and monitoring, as well as managed services that free them to run their applications or Web sites.
Global Crossing Continuity Solutions provide preventive tools and redundancy capabilities that keep businesses running or help minimize any potential economic losses caused by an unexpected incident. On-Demand Solutions let customers use what they need when they need it, including network capacity, storage, processing power and managed services. They enable customers to respond rapidly and adequately to the demands of their clients or to other business opportunities.
Global Crossing’s Latin American business has operations in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, Mexico, Venezuela and the United States (Florida). In addition to its IP-based fiber-optic network, Global Crossing’s regional infrastructure includes 15 metropolitan networks and 15 world-class data centers located in the main business centers of Latin America.
Global Crossing’s reach and experience in Latin America allow it to address the particularities of the region and deliver the solutions each company needs. The company provides services to a variety of customers, including medium and large companies and corporations, institutions and government entities, and telecommunications operators.
Global Crossing provides telecommunications solutions over the world’s first integrated global IP-based network. Its core network connects approximately 390 cities in more than 30 countries worldwide, and delivers services to approximately 690 cities in more than 60 countries and 6 continents around the globe. The company’s global sales and support model matches the network footprint and, like the network, delivers a consistent customer experience worldwide.
Global Crossing IP services are global in scale, linking the world’s enterprises, governments and carriers with customers, employees and partners worldwide in a secure environment that is ideally suited for IP-based business applications, allowing e-commerce to thrive. The company offers a full range of data, voice and security products to approximately 40 percent of the Fortune 500, as well as 700 carriers, mobile operators and ISPs. Its Professional Services and Managed Solutions provide VoIP, security and network consulting and management services to support its Global Crossing IP VPN service and Global Crossing VoIP services. Global Crossing was the first global communications provider with IPv6 natively deployed in both its private and public backbone networks.
To learn more, please visit: www.globalcrossing.com.