EarthLink Opens New Dallas Data Center and Sales Office

           EarthLink Opens New Dallas Data Center and Sales Office

Part of Nationwide Expansion of Next-Generation Cloud Hosting Platform

PR Newswire

ATLANTA, April 23, 2013

ATLANTA, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --As part of its nationwide IT services
and data center network expansion, EarthLink, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELNK), a leading
IT services and communications provider, today announced the opening of its
newest data center located at 2323 Bryan Street, Dallas. EarthLink has also
opened a new local sales office and is growing its employee base to fulfill
business demand for its highly-secure, comprehensive IT solutions including
cloud hosting, Cloud Workspace, managed security, colocation, Cloud Server
Backupand application solutions in the Dallas metro area.

Leveraging geographically-diverse data centers, EarthLink is creating
fault-tolerant, enterprise class IT solutions with nationwide availability and
high performing network connectivity. In addition to Dallas, EarthLink will
open three additional data centers in Chicago, San Jose and Miami in the
coming months. These four new data centers, in addition to the existing center
in Pittsford, NY, provide the company with a total of five data centers on its
next generation cloud hosting platform. Combined with EarthLink's current data
centers in Atlanta, Columbia, SC and Marlborough, MA, EarthLink will soon
operate 8 data centers in total linked to its nationwide IP network. Click
here for a new video highlighting the business value of EarthLink's
next-generation cloud platform in the data centers.

One of the first EarthLink customers installed in the Dallas data center is
Mexico City-based Payrolling, a leader in payroll and human resources
consulting services in Mexico. Payrolling initially selected EarthLink for a
comprehensive, customized virtual data center solution that included Dedicated
Server with Platinum-level Managed Hosting, Dedicated Hosted Email, Hosted
Network Security and external and internal vulnerability and audit
assessments. Now, EarthLink will provide redundant servers in Dallas to
provide native SAN to SAN replication between two data centers. Click here to
view EarthLink's Payrolling case study.

"EarthLink has always provided us with first-class service, and our
partnership has played a fundamental part in our growth and ability to stay a
step ahead with technology," said Marcelo Ahuerma, Payrolling IT and
Implementation Manager. "Our new solution will migrate our dedicated servers
in Pittsford, NY to the vCloud solution in the new Dallas data center with a
complete SAN to SAN backup between two data centers. We expect a very positive
improvement in security, redundancy, and performance and look forward to
continuing to strengthen our relationship."

Today, EarthLink held a free 'Join the Cloud Evolution' seminar for
Dallas-area businesses at Cowboys Stadium that showcased how services such as
Cloud Hosting, Dedicated Exchange and Data Center Firewalls help business
performance. Cisco and NetApp joined EarthLink for this informational event
introducing the new data center and EarthLink capabilities.

"Dallas is a booming business market, and an important communications hub and
distribution point for IP traffic. Opening a data center here is an important
step in our motion to create a regionally-diverse, expanded IT solutions
footprint to support the growing and evolving needs of companies as they seek
to virtualize their businesses," said Michael D. Toplisek, Executive Vice
President of Sales and Marketing for EarthLink. "Our new Dallas data center
leverages a state-of-the-art, integrated computing and storage platform
designed to support current and future IT service demands with best-in-breed
platforms."

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 8 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.

SOURCE EarthLink, Inc.

Website: http://www.earthlink.net
Contact: Media, Michele Sadwick, 404-748-7255, 404-769-8421 (mobile),
sadwick@corp.earthlink.com, or Investors, Louis Alterman, 404-748-7650,
678-472-3252 (mobile), altermanlo@corp.earthlink.com
 
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