EarthLink Introduces New Business IT Services Product Suite
Mar 02, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
EarthLink, Inc., an IT services and communications provider, announced the launch of its new EarthLink Business IT Services suite of solutions.
Following the December, 2011 nationwide release of its EarthLink Complete suite of business voice, data, and Internet solutions, the Company said the launch of its IT Services enables customers to partner with EarthLink to streamline their internal IT resources and offerings by leveraging a mix of IT and security experts in an enterprise class data center.
According to a release, the new IT Services core offerings includes virtualization services (cloud hosting, dedicated server, backup/disaster recovery, web hosting), managed security services (network/cloud security, endpoint /device security, compliance & enhanced monitoring, business continuity and disaster recovery), connectivity services (MPLS, voice, data), application services (secure email, archiving/encryption, secure file transfer portal), managed desktop support (monitoring, patch management, virtual help desk), and data center services (managed space and power).
"This product suite sets the foundation for customers to participate in the next era of business information technology, where everyone will have access to vast amounts of information in the cloud. Once only available to large enterprises with big IT staffs, we can now offer the benefits of virtualization to businesses of all sizes," said Brian Fink, EarthLink Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer. "This major shift in the way businesses use and obtain Information Technology has huge market implications across all industries. Our virtualization, cloud computing and managed services are vital to helping customers utilize technology to achieve strategic business objectives and ensuring IT security and compliance."
EarthLink Business's portfolio of IT and communications services can be scaled to respond to changing business needs while also ensuring that service components integrate seamlessly to meet requirements for security, reliability, and performance. This configurable, layered service model is designed to support the needs of any size enterprise and help deliver business growth.
According to Chris Shalvoy, IT Director for Global Health Products, "EarthLink Business provides us with private secure cloud hosting, enterprise email hosting, enterprise managed services, and data recovery/data backup services, and the uptime and reliability have been outstanding. As our business grows, I know that EarthLink has the solutions and expertise to quickly adapt to our needs."
EarthLink's entire IT Services product suite is available for customer management via the myLink customer portal using a centralized, customizable IT Services Center dashboard.
"Virtualization, mobility and cloud computing have changed the face of IT. The complexity chasm between the IT environment and IT skills continues to widen creating significant risk for organizations of all sizes," said Zeus Kerravala, Principal Analyst, ZK Research. "The IT services suite from EarthLink Business provides companies with a broad range of services that can help close the widening complexity gap. The client's IT department can then focus on strategic initiatives that are focused on their core competency and offload many of the day-to-day tasks that consume up to 80 percent of IT's time today."
EarthLink is an IT services, network and communications provider to businesses and consumers nationwide.
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