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Press Release -- May 7th, 2014
Source: TW Telecom

tw telecom and GoGrid to Deploy Cloud and Network Infrastructure Equipped for Big Data Solutions

-Hybrid IT environment to deliver security, scalability solutions for companies looking to manage big data in the cloud

– tw telecom’s eLynksm solution delivers integrated access to and through the data center for secure, scalable and predictable application performance

May 07, 2014

LITTLETON, Colo., May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — tw telecom (NASDAQ:TWTC, news, filings), a leading provider of Business Ethernet and networking solutions, and GoGrid, a leader in Open Data Services featuring purpose-built infrastructure for big data, announced a relationship to provide a scalable, elastic and private infrastructure for companies seeking to deploy an open source big data solution in the cloud.

tw telecom will deploy its eLynkprivate data service solution that securely connects multiple end-user businesses to and through the data center to one centralized cloud or application provider.  eLynk will integrate directly with the GoGrid platform via Cloud Bridge, GoGrid’s private connectivity offering, to create a direct, highly scalable and secure Ethernet connection to the GoGrid big data and cloud platform.  tw telecom simplifies this connection by managing all aspects of the connectivity on behalf of the customer and alleviates the challenges of managing multiple vendors to establish cloud connections while simultaneously eliminating costs customers encounter traversing the data center.

“Enterprises are quickly realizing the cloud presents several distinct advantages for big data users,” said Graham Taylor, senior vice president, marketing, tw telecom.  “It reduces capital investments by allowing companies to analyze massive data sets without needing the hardware to host the data internally, and it enables a more immediate deployment of big data analytics strategies for enterprise customers.”

“Not only will customers be able to reach GoGrid through a secure, scalable and predictable Ethernet network connection, but with our Dynamic Capacity® feature, customers are able to double or triple their bandwidth in real time, automatically across the eLynk connection when they push big data sets to GoGrid,” added Taylor.

“We’re excited to announce our relationship with tw telecom to create a revolutionary solution that provides a flexible and secure, scalable path to enterprise private connectivity for big data,” said Robert Carroll, chief revenue officer and senior vice president, sales and marketing, GoGrid.  “GoGrid’s Cloud Bridge combined with tw telecom‘s eLynk product effectively eliminates cost, performance, security and capacity challenges that have deterred some enterprises from investing in cloud infrastructure for big data solutions.”

Customers leveraging this relationship can also benefit from GoGrid’s 1-Button-Deploy™ technology which eliminates months of development time by rapidly deploying the most common open source big data solutions and infrastructure at the click of a button, enabling quick and reliable management of big data.

About tw telecom

tw telecom, headquartered in Littleton, Colo., is a leading national provider of managed services, including Business Ethernet, converged and IP VPN solutions for enterprises throughout the U.S. and globally.  tw telecom also delivers secure, scalable private connections for transport data networking, Internet access, voice, VPN, VoIP and security to large organizations and communications services companies. Employing a resilient fiber network infrastructure, robust product portfolio and its own Intelligent Network capabilities, tw telecom delivers customers overall economic value, an industry-leading quality service experience, and improved business productivity. Please visit for more information.

About GoGrid

GoGrid enables companies to evaluate and run multiple, on-demand Big Data solutions quickly, simply, reliably, securely, and cost-effectively. As the leader in Open Data Services (ODS), GoGrid is committed to delivering purpose-built Big Data solutions and services for the management and integration of open source, commercial, and proprietary technologies across multiple platforms. With over 15,000 customers and over 600,000 VMs deployed, GoGrid has pioneered cloud infrastructure for more than a decade for companies like Conde Nast, Merkle, and Preventice. For more information, please visit

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