Telecom Lead America: In order to address the significant
growth in customer demand, Level 3 Communications has expanded its data center
capacity in Latin America.
New infrastructure capacity, dedicated customer
equipment and shared services technology provide key enhancements for the
expansion of Level 3’s 14 data centers in the region, with substantial
expansions in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Ecuador.
“Level 3’s objective is to enhance its customers’
efficiency, security and growth by providing information and communication
technologies services that help them reach their goals,” said Gabriel
del Campo, Level 3’s senior vice president of Data Centers for Latin America & Caribbean.
The company has also added new hosting and storage
services, and increased its backup and storage capacity to enhance its
customers’ ability to grow in the region and internationally.
“In Latin America, enterprises are seeking third
party providers of data center services to manage increasing volumes of stored
data plus outsource applications management as an intermediate step toward
cloud computing models,” stated Diego Anesini, telecom research and
consulting manager for IDC in Latin America.
The company has incorporated network, security, and
storage management tools, and completed the first phase implementation of
security and processing platforms that support its virtual and dynamic
According to IDC estimates, the market for data center
services and managed security services in Latin America is projected
to grow at a compound annual rate of 11.9 percent between 2011 and 2015
reaching nearly $4 billion in market size by 2015.
In Brazil and Chile, Level 3’s data
centers have been SAS 70 Type II certified. In Argentina, the data centers
have achieved ISO 9001 certification in housing, firewall, Anti-Virus Anti-Spam
(AVAS), Advanced Security Testing (AST).
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