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Press Release -- February 1st, 2011
Source: Global Crossing
Tags: Consolidation, Ethernet, Video

Sodexo Calls On Global Crossing to Optimize its IT Platform

Santiago, Chile -- Global Crossing (NASDAQ: GLBC), a leading global IP and Ethernet solutions provider, today announced the completion of a major consolidation and upgrade to the information technology (IT) platform of the Chilean affiliate of Sodexo Motivation Solutions, a French multinational corporation.

Global Crossing, together with experts from Sodexo, designed a virtual infrastructure solution that enables the company to more efficiently utilize its existing IT platform. This solution enables Sodexo to decrease its total cost of IT infrastructure ownership – including space requirements, energy costs and IT management – by 25 percent, while implementing greater information security, as well as increased platform availability and standardization. This platform consolidation enables the company to focus more resources on its core business.

“As technology and infrastructure advance, new applications are required, but we need to guarantee the effectiveness of the existing platforms because we continue to use them,” said Arturo Naveillan, Sodexo’s IT Projects engineer.  “We were able to achieve this with the services Global Crossing offers.”

In addition to virtualizing and consolidating Sodexo’s IT platform, Global Crossing developed more cost-effective software application licensing processes.

“Our goal is to make our customers’ businesses more successful, and the results achieved through Sodexo’s services demonstrate that we have accomplished this,” said Luis Piccolo, senior vice president of sales for Global Crossing in the Southern Cluster.  “We look forward to continuing with this partnership, using IT solutions to enable dynamic and flexible business growth for Sodexo, while helping it control costs.”

Sodexo Motivation Solutions and Global Crossing have had a strong relationship since 2003 through a hosting and housing services provision agreement.  Sodexo chose to expand its relationship with Global Crossing because of its ability to address Sodexo’s needs and because of the professionalism of its employees.

“Our services and IT platform are secure with Global Crossing.  We know we are working in a controlled environment,” said Naveillan.  “Furthermore, by making PCs virtual, greater hardware independence is achieved, allowing Sodexo to develop new products with more flexibility and freedom to act.  This is how technology becomes a real business partner.”

ABOUT SODEXO

The Sodexo Group was created by Pierre Bellon in Marseille, France, in 1966. For the last 40 years it has been a strategic partner for companies and organizations pursuing performance and wellbeing.  Present in 80 countries, its workforce comes to 380,000 employees.

Sodexo Motivation Solutions designs, manages and delivers comprehensive Motivation Solutions ranging from employees benefits; incentive programs to encourage and reward individual performance; to management of social aid programs. It’s been present in Chile since 1989.

ABOUT GLOBAL CROSSING

Global Crossing (NASDAQ: GLBC) is a leading global IP, Ethernet, data center and video solutions provider with the world's first integrated global IP-based network.  The company offers a full range of data, voice, collaboration, broadcast and media services delivered with superior customer service.

Global Crossing provides services to enterprises (including approximately 40 percent of the Fortune 500); government departments and agencies; and 700 carriers, mobile operators and ISPs.  It delivers converged IP services to more than 700 cities in more than 70 countries, and has 17 world-class data centers in major business centers around the globe.

Please visit www.globalcrossing.com for more information about Global Crossing.

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