- Cincinnati is 7th Peak 10 market to deploy tw telecom Ethernet solutions
-Other Peak 10 data centers with tw telecom Ethernet are Atlanta; Charlotte and Raleigh, N.C.; Jacksonville and Tampa, Fla.; and Louisville, Ky.
-Companies expand multi-million dollar master services agreement to deliver on-demand bandwidth.
CINCINNATI—July 23, 2008— tw telecom inc., (NASDAQ: TWTC), a leading provider of managed voice, Internet and data networking solutions for businesses, and Peak 10, a leading independent data center operator, today announced the expansion of a master services agreement that enables tw telecom to deliver its industry-leading Ethernet Services portfolio to Peak 10’s Cincinnati data center. The agreement further strengthens the two companies working relationship and increases the number of Peak 10 locations using tw telecom’s Ethernet Internet services to ten of Peak 10’s 13 data centers. The company uses the high-bandwidth service to deliver managed services to its data center clients across the nation.
“A primary reason we partner with tw telecom is their ability to supply reliable, scalable Internet services,” said Ronnie Frames, director of network services and engineering for Peak 10. “They offer on-net connectivity at most of our data center facilities, so we can quickly complement our managed services with highly-available Internet service. And as our clients’ needs grow, we can add additional tw telecom services very easily.”
“Through this continued deployment, Peak 10 is able to leverage our network investments to reach even more customers around the United States,” said Ken Chinchar, tw telecom’s Atlantic region vice president. “With more buildings connected with fiber than any other competitive carrier in the U.S., and the ability to leverage our Ethernet Services portfolio, Peak 10 can combine their breadth of managed data center services with our robust network portfolio – truly a winning combination for enterprises.”
Peak 10 has leveraged the tw telecom national network and suite of services to support its increased expansion into new markets. A multi-year, multi-million dollar master services agreement provides these capabilities to Peak 10 and allows it to focus on service delivery and support for its core managed IT and data center solutions. “We’ve found our relationship with tw telecom to be very beneficial in growing our business,” said Frames.
The Cincinnati facility, scheduled to go live later this year, is linked to the tw telecom network via a gigabit-Ethernet network. Peak 10 has the ability over this network to sell its service on demand – and burst to three times its subscribed capacity. “The benefit of burstable bandwidth is that it ensures our ability to maintain our high service levels to customers during peak traffic periods,” Frames said.
“We’ve created our nationwide network of Ethernet Internet service that is flexible, highly reliable, to deliver end-to-end service with low latency capability,” said Chinchar. “These are just a few of the qualities our network provides to businesses looking to expand and grow in competitive markets.”
Time Warner Telecom changed its name to tw telecom on July 1, 2008.
About tw telecom
tw telecom, formerly Time Warner Telecom Inc., is headquartered in Littleton, Colo. The company provides managed network services, specializing in Ethernet and transport data networking, Internet access, local and long distance voice, VPN, VoIP and security, to enterprise organizations and communications services companies throughout the U.S. As a leading provider of integrated and converged network solutions, tw telecom delivers customers overall economic value, quality, service, and improved business productivity. Please visit www.twtelecom.com for more information.
About Peak 10, Inc.
Peak 10 is the leading independent data center operator and managed services provider delivering scalable, economical and reliable solutions for hosting and managing complex information technology infrastructure. It combines its portfolio of managed services with localized engineering and support to serve market-leading companies including LendingTree, Rivals.com, Global Knowledge, Pergo, Churchill Downs, and The Fresh Market. Peak 10 is SAS 70 Type II compliant and helps companies meet the requirements of various regulatory compliance acts such as Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), HIPAA, PCI and Gramm-Leach-Bliley (GLBA). For more information on data center solutions from Peak 10, visit www.peak10.com.