ATLANTA, GA — October 29, 2013 — EarthLink, Inc. (NASDAQ:ELNK, news, filings), a leading IT and communications provider, today announced that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named EarthLink's Private Cloud Hosting solution for The College Network as a 2013 Cloud Computing Excellence Award winner presented by Cloud Computing Magazine.
The College Network, a pioneer in online education, deployed EarthLink's Private Cloud solution to run its core business applications, including its customer relationship management and enterprise resource planning, content delivery and customer registration systems. "With EarthLink Private Cloud Hosting, we have significantly upgraded our infrastructure and availability of mission-critical systems, which makes people more efficient, processes easier, data availability higher and customer satisfaction better," said Ryan Sallee, CIO for The College Network. "This implementation was a huge win for our company, as you can't put a price on the systems availability. That's the value of an IT services provider, and with EarthLink—I sleep better at night." Click here for a detailed College Network case study.
"We are honored to receive our second Cloud Computing Excellence Award, this time for our Private Cloud Hosting solution for The College Network," said Tom Hobika, Senior Vice President of IT Services. "This recognition validates our mission to deliver an enterprise-class cloud solution that doesn't require customers to compromise security, features or functionality."
Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC commented, "Recognizing leaders in the advancement of cloud computing, TMC is proud to announce EarthLink as a recipient of the third annual Cloud Computing Excellence Award. EarthLink has clearly demonstrated innovation as well as the ability to improve the cloud."
The Cloud Computing Excellence Awards recognized the companies that have most effectively leveraged cloud computing in their efforts to bring new, differentiated offerings to market.
TMC is a global, integrated media company that supports clients' goals by building communities in print, online, and face to face. TMC publishes multiple magazines including Cloud Computing, M2M Evolution, Customer, and Internet Telephony. TMCnet is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries, and is read by as many as 1.5 million unique visitors monthly. TMC produces a variety of trade events, including ITEXPO, the world's leading business technology event, as well as industry events: Asterisk World; AstriCon; ChannelVision (CVx) Expo; Cloud4SMB Expo; Customer Experience (CX) Hot Trends Symposium; DevCon5 - HTML5 & Mobile App Developer Conference; LatinComm Conference and Expo; M2M Evolution Conference & Expo; Mobile Payment Conference; Software Telco Congress, StartupCamp; Super Wi-Fi & Shared Spectrum Summit; SIP Trunking-Unified Communications Seminars; Wearable Tech Conference & Expo; WebRTC Conference & Expo III; and more. For more information about TMC, visit www.tmcnet.com.
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.net.