EarthLink announced on Monday that it has launched Private Cloud Hosting to give customers the ability to control security and privacy policies in their cloud environment.
The private cloud hosting solution includes N+1 redundancy, automatic server failover, high-availability SAN storage and a nationwide private MPLS network.
With EarthLink’s private cloud hosting, customers can extend their on-premise virtualized private environment to the cloud, and manage their entire environment through a single interface. It includes VMware vCenter for centralized management and control across on-premises and cloud.
One EarthLink customer, online education provider The College Network, deployed its private cloud to run its core business applications, including its customer relationship management and enterprise resource planning, content delivery and customer registration systems.
“With EarthLink Private Cloud Hosting, we have significantly upgraded our infrastructure and availability of mission-critical systems, which makes people more efficient, processes easier, data availability higher and customer satisfaction better,” Ryan Sallee, CIO for The College Network said. “This implementation was a huge win for our company, as you can’t put a price on the systems availability. That’s the value of an IT services provider, and with EarthLink—I sleep better at night.”
EarthLink’s cloud infrastructure uses Cisco UCS server hardware and Cisco gigabit networking equipment in its SSAE 16 SOC2 certified data centers.