EarthLink's New Cloud Express Helps Businesses Transition to the Cloud with Optimal Application Performance, Improved Customer Experience and Brand Protection

Jul 21, 2015, 09:59 ET from EarthLink Holdings Corp.

ATLANTA, July 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- EarthLink Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: ELNK), a leading managed network, security and cloud solutions provider, has expanded its cloud and network optimization portfolio with its new Cloud Express™. Designed to help businesses transition and migrate to a cloud-based model, Cloud Express provides customers with secure, private connections directly from their Wide Area Network (WAN) to the growing ecosystem of leading cloud providers and provides the foundation for a hybrid cloud environment. Isolated from threats over the public Internet, applications receive increased bandwidth and uptime for significantly improved performance and security results.

"Cloud Express creates a solid foundation for our customers to accelerate their shift to the cloud while protecting their brand," said Stephen Currie, Vice President of Managed Services Product Management, EarthLink. "EarthLink's vision is to create a private cloud eco-system of SaaS providers within the Retail, Healthcare, and other industry verticals."

EarthLink Cloud Express delivers secure, direct high-performance connections to leading Cloud service providers such as Amazon Web Services™ and Microsoft Azure™. Easy to deploy and operate, the virtual network circuits are quickly provisioned, scalable, and have no access costs. Cloud Express is fully-managed by EarthLink, so the customer's IT organization can focus its resources on strategic customer experience initiatives.  Customers also enjoy complete visibility and control via EarthLink's myLink® customer portal.

Cloud Express is part of EarthLink's leading-edge portfolio of secure services that right-size enterprise and cloud networks to improve cloud and business application performance while protecting against security threats. Without a reliable, secure WAN foundation, IT leaders can experience difficulties executing critical initiatives that improve their end user experience, such as real-time inventory and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) applications. Companies turn to EarthLink to design custom networks to match their unique operational demands, obtain better performance from their existing investments, help meet industry compliance requirements such as PCI or HIPAA and privately connect to cloud resources. Solutions include:

  • Network right-sizing to optimize costs, including network capacity planning and design, choice of access options to connect locations, and deep application visibility and control to maximize bandwidth utilization.
  • Hybrid Networking, a flexible network design to meet diverse customer service and business demands, with multiple access and transport technology options by location to build a foundation for Software Defined (SD) WAN and Network as a Service (NaaS).
  • Brand protection with highly secure WAN solutions including cloud firewalls, direct connects to payment processors, encryption and PCI compliance solutions.

To remove the guesswork from network capacity planning and offload tactical operations, Cloud Express customers can also engage EarthLink's Professional Services team to holistically engineer their network optimization plan. EarthLink specialists evaluate the network, determine the ideal WAN architecture, identify which workloads to move, what type of cloud environment to utilize (public, private, hybrid) and which third-party provider is the best choice, and help migrate workloads to the cloud.

About EarthLink EarthLink (EarthLink Holdings Corp., NASDAQ: ELNK) provides managed network, security and cloud solutions for multi-location businesses. We help thousands of specialty retailers, restaurants, financial institutions, healthcare providers, professional service firms and local governments deliver a reliable and engaging customer experience in their stores and branch offices. We do so by building and managing MPLS WAN networks, by providing virtualized infrastructure, security, hosted voice, secure WiFi and compliance solutions, and by offering exceptional customer care. We operate a nationwide network spanning more than 28,000 fiber route miles, with 90 metro fiber rings and secure data centers that provide ubiquitous data and voice IP service coverage. Our EarthLink Carrier™ division sells facilities-based wholesale telecommunications to other providers and our award-winning Internet services connect hundreds of thousands of residential customers across the U.S. For more, visit www.earthlink.com and follow @earthlink, LinkedIn and Google+.

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