– Client list includes leading healthcare companies in the Twin Cities
– Co-location facility built to meet high availability enterprise data center requirements
MINNETONKA, Minn., April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — tw telecom, (NASDAQ: TWTC – News) a leading provider of managed services, including Business Ethernet, converged and IP VPN solutions for enterprises throughout the U.S. and globally, today announced it has expanded its co-location facilities in Minnetonka, Minnesota (near Minneapolis/St. Paul) in anticipation of continued growth and demand. The company has two co-location facilities in the Twin Cities with nearly 100,000 square feet.
To showcase its facilities, tw telecom has scheduled an Open House at the co-location facility in Minnetonka. The event begins at 3 p.m., Thursday, April 12th, and will include a presentation by Mike Rouleau, senior vice president – Strategy and Business Development for tw telecom. The informative presentation is about Leveraging Co-location for Next Gen IT and Cloud Strategies. Some 400 area invited guests are expected to attend and to learn about tw telecom’scontinued commitment to investment in the area.
“Our co-location facilities have become a tremendous asset to the business community in the Twin City area,” said Steve Hatcher, vice president and general manager for tw telecom in Minneapolis. “Our customers use the facility for a range of applications, from Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity, to hosting their Internet presence, to augmenting and sometimes replacing their existing data center assets.”
“Virtual Radiologic is the largest radiology practice in the U.S. serving more than 2,700 hospitals with our 435 radiologists,” said Rick Jennings, CTO at Virtual Radiologic. ” Every 24 hours, more than 20,000 radiological procedures are sent to, and processed by our proprietary platform running in the tw telecom Minnetonka co-location facility. Speed matters in medicine, and most radiology exams are completed in less than 20 minutes with stroke and other emergency cases often completed in 5-6 minutes. We essentially bring highly-specialized medical care to the patient using state-of-the-art technologies and telemedicine.
“Our company is fast growing and requires significant high speed and secure Internet bandwidth to service hospitals across the U.S. During the moment of care for patients, tw telecom has always been capable of meeting our needs, and we are proud to have been one of the early customers in this data center.”
“When Be The Match needed new data center space in 2008, we selected tw telecom because they provide an efficient, cost-effective and physically secure site for our confidential data,” said Carol Schmidt, director, technology infrastructure at Be The Match. “Housing our data center with tw telecom has given us the confidence that our donor registry will be continuously available to transplant physicians who search our registry to find life-saving matches for their patients.”
Another major medical customer of the tw telecom co-location data center is Fairview Health Services. Based in Minneapolis, Fairview Health Services is a non-profit healthcare system providing exceptional clinical care ranging from prevention of illness and injury to care for the most complex medical conditions. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview is an academic health system striving to enhance the clinical enterprise, achieve nation-leading research and academic prominence. Fairview’s continuum includes 40+ primary care clinics, a wide range of specialty services, home care and senior services. Fairview owns seven hospitals, including the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview.
Room & Board, another major tw telecom co-location customer, is a Minneapolis based retailer offering modern American-made furniture and accessories with 11 stores and distribution centers across the U.S. “With the choice to buy or build for our data center needs, we determined it made sense to go with tw telecom,” said Linda Solheid, director of IT for Room & Board. “During the sales and set up process everything went according to plan. tw telecom and their employees have been reliable and we have a valued business relationship. tw telecom is responsive to our inquiries and telecom needs.”
“As enterprises continue to manage their evolving IT architectures, co-location facilities such as ours are designed to be flexible in meeting those demands,” added Hatcher. “Our facilities provide a more cost-effective solution for businesses looking to scale their data center needs.”
Companies interested in learning more about the features and benefits of tw telecom’s expanded co-location facility should visit: www.twtelecom.com for additional information.
About tw telecom
tw telecom holdings inc., a unit of tw telecom inc., headquartered in Littleton, Colo., provides managed network services, specializing in business Ethernet and transport data networking, Internet access, local and long distance voice, VoIP, VPN and security, to enterprise organizations and communications services companies throughout the U.S. As a leading provider of integrated and converged network solutions, tw telecom delivers customers overall economic value, quality, service, and improved business productivity. Please visit www.twtelecom.com for more information.