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Global Crossing, Ltd.
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Global Crossing Revs Up DE-STA-CO's Network with a New IP VPN and Business Continuity Solution
Global Crossing Supports Mission Critical Engineering and Design Applications by Connecting 10 DE-STA-CO Locations Between North America and Europe.
- Global Crossing Dedicated Internet Access Provides Business Continuity.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J., June 14 / - Global Crossing (NASDAQ:GLBC) announced today that it is providing primary and secondary networks to DE-STA-CO, a Dover Company. Global Crossing is deploying a new, scalable, 10-site communications network linking DE-STA-CO's automation and manufacturing facilities in North America and Europe. Global Crossing's enhanced IP Virtual Private Network (IP VPN) Service will enable DE-STA-CO to benefit from the convergence of its IP and data traffic onto one network. As a secondary measure, Global Crossing is also providing DE-STA-CO with Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) for business continuity purposes.
"When choosing a new network provider, we looked at a range of different companies, and Global Crossing clearly stood out by offering the best solution for our needs, as well as competitive pricing, superior customer care and top- level accountability," said Bart White, IT manager for DE-STA-CO. "Our new IP VPN provides DE-STA-CO with the security and features that will help us remain a worldwide leader in the automation industry today, and they'll be scalable to allow us to take advantage of future technologies."
DE-STA-CO, which is a worldwide leader in the innovation, design, manufacture and support of clamping, gripping, transferring and robotic tooling solutions for workplace and flexible automation needs, is utilizing its new network to transmit internal applications and critical business communications, such as blue prints and designs, among its locations and offices throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany and France. The company will increase the efficiency, security and reliability of their communications by converging IP and data traffic on its network, and will move towards convergence of voice in the future.
Global Crossing is also providing DIA for use as back-up Internet access. In case of a natural disaster or a catastrophic service interruption, this business continuity solution will allow DE-STA-CO an additional mode of access, via the public Internet, to their secure IP VPN. DE-STA-CO wanted the ease and convenience of having a single provider for both solutions.
"We take great pride in the fact that DE-STA-CO has chosen Global Crossing as both their primary and secondary network provider," said Mike Toplisek, senior view president, global enterprise and collaboration services, Global Crossing. "In addition to providing DE-STA-CO with the tremendous benefits of IP convergence, Global Crossing has designed a business continuity solution that will provide back-up access to DE-STA-CO's network and help with disaster recovery."
Available in more than 600 cities in 60 countries, Global Crossing provides one of the highest performance and versatile IP VPN solutions currently in place, with true global reach, scalable connectivity, multiple access options, and flexible billing options. IP VPN traffic is transported over Global Crossing's secure, privately owned and operated MPLS-based IP backbone, which is separate from the public Internet, for greater security and performance. The solution supports the IP convergence of data, voice, video and Internet access, all over a single connection.
Global Crossing DIA provides always-on, direct high-speed global Internet connections at speeds ranging from 56/64 Kbps to OC48/STM16, as well as Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet and even 10-Gigabit Ethernet. The company's fully- meshed IP network, incorporating Multiprotocol Label Switching-traffic engineering (MPLS-te) as a backbone transport technology, provides the ultimate in network resiliency and flexibility. Not only is DIA the gateway to all Internet domains worldwide, but it also provides access to Global Crossing's portfolio of converged IP services, including VoIP and IP Video. Frame Relay or ATM customers can enjoy the benefits of DIA via internetworking.
ABOUT GLOBAL CROSSING
Global Crossing (NASDAQ:GLBC) provides telecommunications solutions over the world's first integrated global IP-based network. Its core network connects more than 300 cities in 28 countries worldwide, and delivers services to more than 600 cities in 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 managed data and voice products including Global Crossing IP VPN Service, Global Crossing Managed Services and Global Crossing VoIP services, to 36 percent of the Fortune 500, as well as 700 carriers, mobile operators and ISPs.
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