EarthLink to Expand Cloud Services Using Virtustream’s Enterprise Class Cloud Software

  EarthLink to Expand Cloud Services Using Virtustream’s Enterprise Class
  Cloud Software

Business Wire

SAN FRANCISCO -- January 30, 2013

Virtustream, Inc., the leading provider of enterprise class cloud software and
Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) to telecom operators and enterprises, today
announced that EarthLink, a leading IT services and communications provider,
will expand its IT services offerings by deploying Virtustream’s xStream
enterprise cloud software solution.

After evaluating numerous cloud provisioning and management software products,
EarthLink determined that Virtustream’s enterprise cloud expertise and xStream
software’s unique capabilities made them the best selection to further enhance
EarthLink’s cloud offerings. By deploying xStream in its cloud services
platform, EarthLink will offer SMB customers an expanded set of enterprise
class cloud services for mission-critical applications that require security,
pricing and application performance SLAs, complex network routing, compliance,
resource pooling and business continuity. These new services, which EarthLink
plans to launch in the coming months, will be powered by Virtustream µVM^TM
technology and enable customers to optimize their cloud spend by only paying
for what they use.

“With the xStream cloud software deployed as part of our next-generation cloud
architecture, we will more efficiently serve our clients in the SMB market,”
said Mike Toplisek, executive vice president of sales and marketing for
EarthLink. “We can bring additional economies of both scale and skills to our
small and mid-sized clients, a privilege once afforded by large enterprises
only. Our broader set of managed cloud services will continue to reduce
customer need for dedicated IT hardware, software and or even personnel to
support new applications.”

With the combination of its robust nationwide network, next generation cloud
architecture and xStream cloud management platform, EarthLink is positioned to
advance the cloud services it provides to SMB customers. EarthLink has four
data centers on its network today and is currently deploying the Virtustream
xStream solution in its existing Rochester, NY center. In addition, EarthLink
is bringing new cloud centers online in Dallas, Chicago, San Jose, and Miami
in the first half of 2013 and will deploy xStream in those centers as well.

“This is a very strategic move by EarthLink. The flexibility and pricing model
that the cloud provides enables EarthLink to provide top-tier services to
small and medium size businesses,” said Kevin Reid, chief executive officer
and chief technology officer of Virtustream. “By combining our xStream
software with their managed services and physical network, EarthLink can
advance the bundled solutions it offers their clients.”

About EarthLink

EarthLink, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELNK) is a leading IT services and communications
provider to more than 150,000 businesses and one million consumers nationwide.
EarthLink empowers customers with managed services including cloud computing,
managed and private cloud, and virtualization services such as managed hosting
and cloud workspace. EarthLink also offers a robust portfolio of IT security,
application hosting, colocation and IT support services. The company operates
an extensive network spanning 28,800 route fiber miles with 90 metro fiber
rings and 4 secure data centers providing ubiquitous nationwide data and voice
IP service coverage across more than 90 percent of the country. Founded in
1994, EarthLink's award-winning reputation for outstanding service and product
innovation is supported by an experienced team of professionals focused on
best-in-class customer care. For more information, visit EarthLink's website
at www.earthlink.net.

About Virtustream

Virtustream is a leading cloud innovator offering enterprise class cloud
software and IaaS for enterprises, governments and service providers.
Virtustream simplifies moving complex IT to the cloud - whether private,
public or hybrid – while delivering the full economic and business benefits of
the cloud. Virtustream offers xStream:a secure, high availability,
enterprise-class hybrid cloud solution, delivering application level SLAs for
mission critical applications (SAP, Oracle, Microsoft and thousands more).
xStream is available as software for existing data centers and as a managed
service from Virtustream's cloud – all backed byprofessional services to
design, migrate, and manage clouds. Virtustream offers xStream worldwide; owns
data centers in the U.S. and EMEA;operates an international Cloud Exchange;
has offices in San Francisco, New York, London, Washington D.C., Atlanta,
Toronto, Dublin, Dubai and Saudi Arabia and has partners in Asia and China.

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Contact:

Media Contacts:
Virtustream, Inc.
Lisa Desmond, 615-368-7325
lisa.desmond@virtustream.com
or
Mindshare PR
Heather Fitzsimmons, 650-800-7160
Heather@mindsharepr.com
or
EarthLink Media
Michele Sadwick, 404-748-7255
sadwick@corp.earthlink.com
 
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