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HP Mexico and Coca-Cola FEMSA have signed a fi ve-year agreement under which HP will provide technology outsourcing services to build and manage the drinking giant’s converged infrastructure.

Coca-Cola said it plans to grow in Latin America and said the new services and infrastructure contract will support expansion, making its IT leaner through consolidation.It comes at a cost of more than US$100m for the brand, and grows on a relationship already established in 2000.

Coca-Cola wants to consolidate 348 data center operations into one single data center in Mexico and migrate mission-critical SAP applications and servers to monitor and manage HP Best Shore locations in Brazil and Argentina.

HP will quench Coke’s thirst for infrastructure

HP will also provide security services from its global delivery centers in Costa Rica.

The new data center will be fi tted out with HP servers, storage and backup systems. HP will also manage Coca-Cola’s international

telecommunications operators in the region and network management services for the LAN/WAN environment of the company as well as hosting services for SAP Business Coca-Cola FEMSA.

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and service centers as well as facilities for customer support.

IBM will also use the facility for business services for IT infrastructure, processes and systems integration.

It revenues already

serves 80 Colombian companies with


about 30% of Colombia’s GDP, most from the fi nancial services industry.

BRAZIL Bogota - a place of growth for IBM

COLOMBIA IBM has opened a new research center in Bogota, Colombia, and expanded operations in Medillin, Cali and Barranquilla, at a cost of US$12m.

The center includes a Tier III data center, demonstration center for IBM technologies, contact center


As part of a broader strategy for Brazil, Telefonica said it will invest US$15bn for the modernization of its IT infrastructure in the country, which could include the building of new assets.

Telefonica plans to carry out this work by 2014. Once complete it

roof and running on the same operating system. Telefonica said this will also help it give support to the Brazilian government’s Internet for All initiative, which will see 80% of Brazilians have internet access by 2014.


Level 3 Communications said it has reached an agreement with Internexa to expand its content delivery network (CDN) to Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and Venezuela.

Level 3’s CDN will localze content inside LATAM and improve user’s rich media experience and reduce required bandwidth while Internexia’s network will allow greater reach throughout LATAM.

will see the company’s

mobile and fi xed telephony business operating under one

Internexia CEO Genaro Garcia Dominquez said in relation to the deal: “We’re effectively building

the next generation of Internet in South America.”


Mexican industrial conglomerate Alfa SAB said it will buy AT&T’s 49% stake in Mexican telecommunications company Alestra, which will give it full control of the business.

Alestra has a large number of public sector and educational clients, whereas ALFA owns a petrochemicals and aluminium auto parts business and also a food processing company.

The deal is expected to complete at the end of Q2, 2011.

See full articles in Spanish at www.datacenter and Enlgish coverage at www.

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