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Brazilian IT services firm GlobalWeb has reached an agreement with US data center provider CoreSite to increase competitiveness in the cloud solutions market, tech magazine Computer World reported.
Given the increasing demand for IT outsourcing, GlobalWeb decided to look for a strategic partner outside Brazil.
According to GlobalWeb president Claudio Pecorari, the deal will enable the firm to offer Brazilian companies a complete platform of IT outsourcing services in Brazil and elsewhere in Latin America.
The company's main goal with this partnership is to strengthen its cloud-computing offer, selling infrastructure solutions and applications through its portal. The provider has developed a marketing channel with about 150 business partners.
"Our goal is to offer cloud solutions to vertical markets," Pecorari said. An example would be a service package including infrastructure and software for the health and agribusiness verticals.
CoreSite is a Colorado-based infrastructure provider with 11 data center implementations in the US and about 600 clients.
GlobalWeb closed a partnership deal in January with US on-demand services provider Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), intended to bolster cloud computing and software as a service (SaaS) solutions in Brazil.
GlobalWeb launched in October last year and has signed contracts totaling more than 30mn reais (US$17.9mn). The company intends to reach revenues of 170mn reais within five years.
Today the company operates with a team of some 600 employees.