Global Crossing today introduced EtherExtend(sm) Flex, an Ethernet offering that the company says lowers a us...
January 27, 2009
Global Crossing today introduced EtherExtend(sm) Flex, an Ethernet offering that the company says lowers a user’s cost of access and matches the access Level of Service to the application’s needs.
It uses local access vendors to provide the last-mile Ethernet connection to Global Crossing’s end-user customer.
The company says that rather than forwarding the customer’s traffic over a physical connection to Global Crossing, the traffic is forwarded via a logical connection as a Virtual Local Area Network over a physical network to a network interface.
The service is available in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region and will be available in more than 70 “points of presence” in these same regions as well as Latin America by the end of 2009.
EtherExtend Flex(sm) can be paired with Global Crossing IP VPN or Dedicated Internet Access/IP Transit services, whether managed or un-managed.
According to Forrester Research, upwards of 22% of North American enterprises now use Ethernet services.