April 25, 2002 — Communications giant Sprint (sprint.com) announced on Thursday that business-to-business media company Penton Media Inc. (penton.com) has chosen Sprint E|Solutions to provide managed hosting services for its more than 100 Web site properties.Penton Media produces 65 magazines, more than 130 trade shows and conferences and a large collection of Web sites and electronic newsletters for global business-to-business markets. The company says it chose Sprint to host and manage its infrastructure because Sprint understood the complexities of its business and offered a flexible solution to help standardize platforms.Sprint will host and manage Penton Media?s Web infrastructure from the Sprint E|Solutions Internet Center in Kansas City, which offers colocation, monitoring, and reporting performance and IT consulting services.Sprint says its E|Solutions centers sit directly on the company?s Tier 1 IP backbone, enabling reliable performance for applications. Sprint also provides a variety of managed server applications and transport services, all backed by Sprint?s customer service.?We are excited to have Penton Media join our growing list of premier customers,” said Keith Paglusch, president, Sprint E|Solutions. ?Our professional consulting, technical expertise, highly secure, future-proof E|Solutions centers and national footprint provide the one-stop shop major corporations like Penton Media require.?
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