NAARDEN, Netherlands, November 26 /PRNewswire/ --
Global IP solutions provider Global Crossing (Nasdaq: GLBC) today announced that it has won a five-year contract worth US$1.8 million to provide CIBER NL, a part of CIBER (NYSE: CBR), with collocation and Direct Internet Access (DIA) services. CIBER provides high-quality IT solutions and services for companies and public sector organizations throughout Europe and eastern Asia.
Global Crossing won what was a highly competitive bid to help CIBER start up its main data center in Amsterdam and to use this center for the hosting of all the critical equipment and applications on behalf of CIBER's end-user managed service solutions.
"We needed a robust solution with a partner we can trust to understand our business needs as we continue leading the way in selling managed services," says Tom Van den Berg, managing director, CIBER NL. "When we required a central hosting data center for critical equipment and applications for the total delivery of our managed services portfolio, we naturally turned to Global Crossing as a result of our excellent experience with their collocation services in Amsterdam."
The new strategic direction for CIBER NL focuses on delivery and maintenance of a total set of managed services for specific target customers. In order to set up a completely standardized environment, CIBER selected different vendors and developed a total managed services portfolio, which simplifies doing business with the company. As a continuously growing company, CIBER is expanding its Information and Communications Technology (ICT) managed services business and plans to open a second data center in Amsterdam for active solutions and real-time disaster and recovery purposes.
Anthony Christie, managing director, EMEA, Global Crossing said: "This major contract win with CIBER clearly demonstrates our growing presence in the European market and our ability to provide the company with a robust ICT managed services portfolio and deliver integrated network and housing solutions." He continued, "Our mission is to ensure that we deliver to companies such as CIBER the superior services required and the building blocks to offer converged managed services in what is a fast and dynamic market."
Van den Berg concluded: "The work we've undertaken with Global Crossing will allow us to offer a robust set of proven and predictable services to our customers."
ABOUT CIBER NEDERLAND
CIBER is a worldwide, full-service IT service provider specializing in building, integration and management of critical business solutions and systems. Our solutions are available in both custom-tailored and package form. Our services are provided for all technological platforms, operating systems, and existing infrastructures.
CIBER (NYSE: CBR) has enjoyed thirty years of international experience with clients in both the government and private business sectors. With 9,000 employees throughout the world, CIBER generates a turnover of around 1 billion dollars. In The Netherlands, CIBER has now been operating for over 10 years with approximately 400 employees in our offices in Eindhoven, Nieuwegein and Den Bosch.
CIBER Nederland focuses on the high-tech industry, utilities, government, telecom, media, financial and business services sectors.
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 390 cities in more than 30 countries worldwide, and delivers services to more than 600 cities in more than 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 data, voice and security products to approximately 40 percent of the Fortune 500, as well as 700 carriers, mobile operators and ISPs. Its Professional Services and Managed Solutions provide VoIP, security and network consulting and management services to support its Global Crossing IP VPN service and Global Crossing VoIP services. Global Crossing was the first -- and remains the only -- global communications provider with IPv6 natively deployed in both its private and public backbone networks.
Please visit www.globalcrossing.com or blogs.globalcrossing.com/ for more information about Global Crossing.
Statements in this press release about expected future events and financial results are forward-looking and subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially, including risks referenced from time to time in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Global Crossing undertakes no duty to update information contained in this press release or in other public disclosures at any time.
CONTACT GLOBAL CROSSING: Press Contacts Becky Yeamans +1-973-937-0155 PR@globalcrossing.com Jo Graves Europe +44(0)1256-732387 EuropePR@globalcrossing.com Analysts/Investors Contact Gino Mathew +1-973-937-0133 email@example.com GEN/PR1 Web site: http://www.globalcrossing.com http://blogs.globalcrossing.com
Press: Becky Yeamans, +1-973-937-0155, PR@globalcrossing.com, or Jo Graves, Europe, +44(0)1256-732387, EuropePR@globalcrossing.com, or Analysts, Investors: Gino Mathew, +1-973-937-0133, firstname.lastname@example.org, all of Global Crossing