ATLANTA, July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its nationwide IT services and data center network expansion, EarthLink, Inc., (NASDAQ: ELNK) a leading IT services and communications provider, today announced the opening of its newest data center on its next-generation cloud hosting platform, located at 50 NE 9th Street in Miami, FL. EarthLink's new Miami data center will enable the company to fulfill business demand for its highly-secure, comprehensive IT solutions including cloud hosting, Cloud Workspace, managed security, colocation, Cloud Server Backup and application solutions in South Florida.
One of the first EarthLink customers in the new Miami data center is SuperClubs, pioneers in all-inclusive resorts, including Breezes, Rooms on the Beach and the Negril Villa. With an IT staff in South Florida supporting a user base throughout the Caribbean and Latin America, SuperClubs selected EarthLink for a comprehensive virtual data center solution with Platinum-level Managed Hosting and data center firewall security.
Today, Anthony Cheng, SuperClubs IT Director, spoke about his company's decision to virtualize with EarthLink at EarthLink's complimentary 'Join the Cloud Evolution' seminar at the J.W. Marriott Marquis Hotel. The event showcased how services such as Cloud Hosting, Dedicated Exchange and Data Center Firewalls help businesses improve cost structures and mitigate risk. Industry experts from Cisco and NetApp joined SuperClubs as speakers at this informational event.
"We selected EarthLink because its team was creative and flexible in creating a customized, stable and cost-effective virtualization solution. With EarthLink as our partner, we are realizing our objectives of reducing data center costs, avoiding expensive hardware capital purchase and software licenses, and managing our security risk," said Cheng. "We look forward to bringing even more core applications to EarthLink's Cloud Hosting service in future. Outsourcing with EarthLink enables me to focus my IT team on delivering business-critical processes, while still keeping the right mix of expertise on staff."
Leveraging geographically-diverse data centers, EarthLink is creating fault-tolerant, enterprise class IT solutions with nationwide availability and high performing network connectivity. Click here for a video highlighting the business value of EarthLink's next-generation cloud platform in the data centers. In addition to Miami, recently EarthLink held seminar events to mark the opening of its data centers in San Jose, Chicago and Dallas. Combined with EarthLink's current data centers in Pittsford, NY; Marlborough, MA; Columbia, SC and Atlanta, EarthLink now operates eight data centers linked to its nationwide IP network.
"Miami is one of the country's technology hotspots and a vibrant, growing market," noted Michael D. Toplisek, EarthLink Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "A vital communications hub for IP traffic, Miami also serves as a gateway to Latin America and beyond. Adding a robust, new state of the art data center in the city enables EarthLink to easily scale to support our customers' current and future IT service demands as they seek to virtualize their businesses."
EarthLink, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELNK) is a leading IT services and communications provider to more than 150,000 businesses and one million consumers nationwide. EarthLink empowers customers with managed services including cloud computing, managed and private cloud, and virtualization services such as managed hosting and cloud workspace. EarthLink also offers a robust portfolio of IT security, application hosting, colocation and IT support services. The company operates an extensive network spanning 29,421 route fiber miles with 90 metro fiber rings and 8 secure data centers providing ubiquitous nationwide data and voice IP service coverage across more than 90 percent of the country. Founded in 1994, EarthLink's award-winning reputation for outstanding service and product innovation is supported by an experienced team of professionals focused on best-in-class customer care. For more information, visit EarthLink's website at www.earthlink.com.
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