ATLANTA, GA — December 17, 2013 — EarthLink, Inc. (NASDAQ:ELNK, news, filings), a leading IT and communications provider, today announced that the company is now a Cisco-certified Cloud and Managed Services (CMSP) Advanced Partner. EarthLink's designation as Cisco-certified through the CMSP program further bolsters its underlying infrastructure and support for its next generation cloud offerings, including Cloud Disaster Recovery, Private Cloud Hosting, FlexCloud Hosting and Cloud Hosting.
"EarthLink is very proud of our IT Services team that worked through months of detailed certification and process requirements to earn Cisco's CMSP Advanced Partner certification," said Thomas Hobika, EarthLink Senior Vice President of Cloud IT Services. "We will utilize our CMSP certification as a tremendous opportunity to expand revenue, build customer loyalty and differentiate EarthLink's sales force as we team with Cisco to sell our unique Cloud services."
EarthLink will now also participate in Cisco's 'Cloud Connections' panel discussion with Value Added Resellers (VARs) and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) as a pre-cursor to the February 2014 Channel Partners Conference and Expo in Las Vegas.
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.