IT Services Provider Deploys Cloud-Ready Infrastructure

IT Services Provider Deploys Cloud-Ready Infrastructure

EarthLink Business cuts operational costs and improves network performance with help from Cisco Cloud Enablement Services.

EarthLink Business cuts operational costs and improves network performance with help from Cisco Cloud Enablement Services.

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Better performance is the single biggest benefit we've seen from working with Cisco.
- Joe Reazor, Director of Product Engineering, EarthLink Business

Challenge

Build a viable cloud offering to remain competitive in IT services for small and medium-size businesses:

  • Expand service set to include cloud offering for small to medium-size businesses
  • Achieve greater scalability than possible with legacy cloud infrastructure
  • Help ensure better redundancy by building infrastructure across multiple regions

Solution

The company chose a next-generation approach offering a more intelligently designed, complete cloud solution:

Results

Earthlink Business received an exceptional level of guidance to deliver infrastructure as a service using the Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Program. As a result, they:

  • Reduced time to deploy, replace, and upgrade hardware by 25 percent
  • Cut firmware upgrade time from days to hours
  • Delivered more reliable uptime and significantly improved customer experience

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