Florham Park, New Jersey – (The Hosting News) – September 8, 2008 – IP solutions provider, Global Crossing, has expanded services in its London data center at Docklands, by making available monitoring, backup, security, server management and storage managed service solutions.
Specifically, Hitachi Data Systems data storage capabilities have been deployed. The company also announced plans to expand its London facility and to open a new data center in Amsterdam. The company’s Docklands data center is nearly filled to capacity with 89 percent of the available space sold.
As a result, Global Crossing has embarked on Phase II of that build-out and already has pre-sold 10 percent of the additional racks available to prospective customers. In addition, a new center in Amsterdam is part of the firm’s plans to continue the modular development of its hosting solutions business in Europe. The Amsterdam facility will be available in early 2009.
Anthony Christie, Managing Director, EMEA noted, ”Global Crossing is focused on corporate customers, and we’re investing in the value-added services that are essential to them, such as the hosting solutions we provide through our data centers. Our customers include more than 130 UK government departments and agencies, as well as the transportation and commercial segments. As the largest IT and data market in Europe, meeting the needs of the UK market gives us unprecedented opportunities. But we also plan to explore other opportunities throughout Europe so we can extend our already extensive network footprint.”
Among the expanded capabilities now available from the London data center are resilient storage infrastructure solutions underpinned by Hitachi Data Systems hardware and software. By partnering with an industry-leading storage provider, Global Crossing is enabling its customers to address their data storage challenges in a highly cost effective manner. Information has never been more critical to the survival of a business.
The explosive growth of data-intensive applications and an increasing reliance on information as a competitive differentiator have made data storage a central component of corporate strategies. These enhanced capabilities can help Global Crossing address the concerns of IT organizations, including availability and speed of access to data and the ability to securely share data inside and outside of the enterprise. Global Crossing’s growing data center footprint currently offers world-class facilities in 60 major cities worldwide to provide businesses access to critical customers and business partners. Global Crossing housing facilities allow customers to seamlessly link sites to virtually any location around the world within the reach and capacity of one of the world’s most extensive global IP networks.
The benefits of Global Crossing colocation facilities also include receiving consistent and similar services throughout the world and the ease of one-stop shopping for ICT, On-Demand and Continuity solutions. Global Crossing also offers solutions that allow customers to focus on their businesses while Global Crossing manages and administers the entire IT infrastructure and network for them. Global Crossing’s hosting solutions provide customers housing, equipment, storage, backup and monitoring, as well as managed services that free them to run their application or web site.
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 other business opportunities. 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. Interruptions in service could be caused by natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes, or floods, or by social problems, fires or technology problems.
Several of Global Crossing’s data centers in Latin America have received a Statement on Auditing Standards (SAS) 70 review, which is a widely recognized auditing standard that evaluates the design and operating effectiveness of controls that have specific objectives, such as the security of financial information.
This review, which Global Crossing will consider for its European data center facilities, is especially important to large businesses and is being increasingly accepted by government organizations and private companies that seek an independent opinion to confirm the effectiveness of a provider’s processes and internal controls structure. It also simplifies their auditing processes and potentially can save them time and reduce their costs.
Global Crossing provides telecommunications solutions over the world’s first integrated global IP-based network. Its core network connects approximately 400 cities in more than 45 countries worldwide, and delivers services to more than 690 cities in more than 60 countries and 6 continents around the globe.
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.