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Private Cloud Success Story with The College Network

Today’s CIO’s are required to be visionaries. They are focused both on technology strategies for the future and the current day to day operations of their business. Many companies have moved to the cloud to eliminate ongoing hardware maintenance headaches and critical hardware failures…and as a result, CIO’s sleep better at night.

One well-rested CIO is Ryan Sallee of The College Network. Ryan and his team managed over one hundred physical servers and the underlying storage network, across multiple locations. They had to be experts in hardware, software, storage, and network, and were on call 24/7/365.

Ryan knew that taking his business to the next level would require moving his team’s time away from data center issues and into proactive problem solving of business challenges. They needed to focus less on managing separate environments for disaster recovery and more on end user empowerment.

Thanks to this partnership, The College Network reaps the benefits of high availability SAN architecture, a self-healing cloud stack, and the managed services to provide patching, monitoring, and protection for his servers – while seeing a noticeable increase in the speed of their applications as well, despite moving the servers a few hundred miles away.

With this success story, we are honored to receive our second Cloud Computing Excellence Award, this time for our Private Cloud Hosting solution for The College Network.

“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.”
– Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC

EarthLink Business also allows our customers to keep their existing network provider. As was the case with The College Network, we don’t let being locked into a long term network contract affect a company’s ability to choose a cloud provider. Even if you have a private MPLS network with another provider, we can connect you to our cloud stacks and maintain that private, secure connection.

Stop pulling dead hard drives, stop pulling cables, stop pulling your hair out, and start realizing your vision!

Start sleeping like Ryan Sallee. We can help.

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