Hexcel picks Level 3 network services
Sep 04, 2013 (TELECOMWORLDWIRE via COMTEX) --
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) said that Hexcel Corp. has selected Level 3's IP VPN (Internet protocol virtual private network) and colocation services to support its continued global expansion.
Hexcel, which manufactures high-performance composites for aerospace and industrial applications, required additional capacity and global network reach to support an expanding international team. The company's 5,000 manufacturing and sales staff operate from 25 sites worldwide and are heavily dependent on using networked manufacturing, ERP (enterprise resource planning) and other enterprise software securely.
Level 3's Ethernet IP VPN will replace legacy frame relay switched connections, driving cost-efficiencies and adding extra capacity while allowing for the prioritisation of traffic using MPLS (multiprotocol label switching). In addition, operating on Level 3's end-to-end global IP network provides Hexcel with streamlined vendor management and procurement processes, as well as increased security by providing enhanced control of data.
Hexcel has also selected Level 3's new European data centre in Hayes, UK, for colocation services. This will provide crucial redundancy facilities, allowing its mission-critical services to remain online in the event of any outages and providing significant efficiency and cost-benefits.
Hexcel is a leading advanced composites company. It develops, manufactures and markets lightweight, high-performance structural materials, including carbon fibers, reinforcements for composites, prepregs, honeycomb, matrix systems, adhesives and composite structures, used in commercial aerospace, space and defense and industrial applications. For more information visit www.hexcel.com.
Level 3 Communications provides local, national and global communications services to enterprise, government and carrier customers. For more information, visit www.level3.com or get to know us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
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