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Global Crossing announces data centers in London, Miami

Global crossing announced a new data center in London to service European customers and relocated their data center in Miami to serve as a bridge to Latin America.

“When we completed our acquisition of Impsat roughly a year ago, we emphasized the close alignment of our two businesses, and in particular, the opportunity to introduce existing Impsat services to a wider, global customer base,” said John Legere, Global Crossing’s chief executive officer. “Our existing hosting infrastructure is world class. This expansion aims to capitalize on the rising demand for data center services, where supply has become increasingly scarce across Europe, and to accommodate the needs of U.S. businesses seeking connectivity to the Latin American region. It’s imperative to Global Crossing’s customers that we enhance and expand this valuable capability.”

According to Gartner, the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company, if significant new data center space is not brought on-stream in high-demand areas like London, there will be no free space left by the end of the decade.*

“The general improvement in business conditions is causing organizations to come back to the data center market with greater overall demand than has been seen in recent years,” said Scott Morrison, research director at Gartner. “The increase in demand for data center services is being driven primarily by internal enterprise requirements, including the growth in content-rich applications, data storage needs and virtualization. These are more robust indicators for positive mid-term growth in the industry than the supply-led expansion of Web-facing solutions in the dot-com era.”

Source: http://www.globalcrossing.com/news/2008/may/06.aspx

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