Equant bids to help managed services clients migrate from 'troubled' competitors

12 August 2003 London Lightwave Europe -- Data and IP services provider Equant has launched a programme to help multinational managed and hosting services customers migrate from competitors who have exited the hosting business.

Aug 12th, 2003

- Equant's Server Migration programme builds on foundation of stability and track record in managed services

12 August 2003 London -- Data and IP services provider Equant has launched a programme to help multinational managed and hosting services customers migrate from competitors who have exited the hosting business.

As part of its Server Migration Programme, Equant assesses a company's situation with full customer input and proposes a customised, managed solution, with service level agreements that reduce the company's total cost of ownership. This collaborative migration is designed to ensure long-term service continuity in a difficult marketplace.

The company says it is "well positioned" to offer this programme to multinational corporations that are not comfortable with their current provider, or whose provider has recently left the Web hosting business.

Equant's programme offers the following features:
- Expansive managed services portfolio. While many other providers are cutting back hosting initiatives, Equant is expanding its slate of managed services offerings.
- Broad server migration experience. Equant currently manages more than 2,500 servers for 250-plus major multinational corporations.
- Stability. the company claims to be "one of the most stable and viable global providers". It has a 54-year track record of excellence in data services for international customers and network reach in 220 countries and territories

Arjen Maarleveld, president of products at Equant, said, "We want to help customers who may not have planned for migration in their budgets, but now face a necessary migration. Our server and network consolidation expertise allows our customers to cut their TCO as they move into a stable environment."

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