Strong Growth and Demand for Company’s Services Continues in Brazil
São Paulo, Brazil – Global Crossing (NASDAQ: GLBC), a leading global IP solutions provider, today announced it has expanded and renewed an agreement to render data center and managed security services to Positivo Informática, the largest computer manufacturer in Brazil and a leading company in the educational technology segment.
As part of this agreement, Global Crossing provides connectivity to education portals created and maintained by Positivo Informática’s Educational Technology division. There are four portals – Educacional, Aprende Brasil, Universitário and Positivo – that serve more than 3,100 public and private educational institutions.
“As we continue to grow and expand, it’s even more crucial to have secure, reliable and highly available communications,” said Alexandre Wendt Shima, infrastructure manager of Positivo Informática. “Global Crossing is a perfect fit to serve our needs and evolve our services according to the pace of our growth.”
Global Crossing has 17 world-class data centers, and the company’s growing hosting and colocation footprint currently offers world-class facilities in 60 cities globally, providing businesses access to critical customers and business partners. In Brazil, the company has data center facilities in Cotia, Curitiba and Rio de Janeiro.
“Our agreement with Positivo Informática reinforces our strong presence in the Brazilian corporate market,” said Marcos Malfatti, senior sales vice president of Global Crossing in Brazil. “We are pleased to support the growth of the Educational Technology division of Positivo Informática in Brazil and are fully committed to providing the solutions that best serve the company’s unique needs.”
Global Crossing offers continuity solutions that provide customers with equipment housing, data storage, data backup and monitoring services, as well as managed IT services that free them to run their business systems or Web applications. The company’s 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 network. On-Demand Solutions let customers use what they need, when they need it, including network capacity, data storage, processing power and managed IT services.
ABOUT POSITIVO INFORMÁTICA
Founded 21 years ago, Positivo Informática (BM&FBOVESPA: POSI3) is Brazil’s largest computer manufacturer. As a leader in the industry for five years in a row, the company has produced more than six million computers. Positivo employs more than 5,800 employees in its three factories, located in Curitiba (Paraná), Manaus (Amazonas) and Ilhéus (Bahia), and registered revenue of R$2,513 billion in 2009. Its products are sold through 8,000 points of sales. In addition to the customer care, the Positivo’s technical assistance network consists of 450 companies distributed nationwide. Positivo is also a leader in the educational technology area and its solutions are present in approximately 8,000 public schools, 2,400 private schools, more than 900 points of sales throughout Brazil and they are exported to more than 40 countries. For more information: www.positivoinformatica.com.br.
ABOUT GLOBAL CROSSING
Global Crossing (NASDAQ: GLBC) is a leading global IP and Ethernet solutions provider with the world's first integrated global IP-based network. The company offers a full range of data, voice and collaboration services with an industry leading customer experience and delivers service to approximately 40 percent of the Fortune 500, as well as to 700 carriers, mobile operators and ISPs. It delivers converged IP services to more than 700 cities in more than 70 countries around the world.
Global Crossing serves Latin American businesses through its operations in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, Mexico, Venezuela, the United States (Florida) and the Caribbean region. 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.
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