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Updated: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM CDT

Global Crossing Network Supports Record in International Visualization

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SURFnet is a founding member of the GLIF and one of Global Crossing's most innovative customers in the research and education sector. Services provided include multiple transatlantic 10 Gbps wavelengths between Amsterdam and the GOLEs in Chicago and New York, as well as 10 Gbps connections to the international nuclear research institute CERN based in Geneva . In addition, Global Crossing provides Internet connectivity through three 1 Gbps Ethernet IP Transit ports at SARA and provides unlit fiber for SURFnet6, SURFnet's hybrid optical and packet switching national research network.

ABOUT SARA

SARA Computing and Networking Services offers a complete package of innovative services and products in the field of high-performance computing, storage, visualization, networking and infrastructure services. Among SARA's customers are scientific, educational and government institutions, and the business community. SARA is an independent organization with offices in Amsterdam and Almere, and collaborates with many partners.

SARA's most notable activities and facilities are the national Supercomputers, the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX), and the virtual reality facility, the CAVE (TM). Since the commissioning of the SURFnet network in 1989, SARA has been responsible for the operational management of this academic network. It offers unique expertise and provides state-of-the-art solutions in respect of consultancy, facilities and management.

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 300 cities and 30 countries worldwide, and delivers services to nearly 600 major cities, 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 rangeof managed data and voice products including Global Crossing IP VPN Service,Global Crossing Managed Services and Global Crossing VoIP services, to nearly 40 percent of the Fortune 500, as well as 700 carriers, mobile operators and ISPs.


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