Evolving Technology Trends Drives Enterprise IT Transformation

Frost & Sullivan white paper reveals the benefits of enterprise migration to a hybrid IT infrastructure

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Jan. 18, 2016 – The enterprise wide area networking (WAN) landscape is rapidly changing. Adoption of IP-based WAN is being driven by evolving business requirements such as increasing business agility with the adoption of virtualization and cloud computing, providing distributed employees, suppliers, and customers with anytime, anywhere access to enterprise applications, as well as planning for the evolving hybrid IT architecture. These ever demanding business requirements, in addition to the decline of available IT budgets, are pressuring enterprise IT to do more with less. 

New Frost & Sullivan white paper titled, The Role of High Performance WAN in Enterprise Cloud Transformation, discusses the business trends that are driving enterprise IT transformation, the role of WAN services in a cloud-centric IT environment, and how EarthLink can help with its high performance WAN solutions. 

Enterprise IT organizations are struggling to meet new technology needs as IT budgets continue to decline, but data storage and processing requirements continue to grow exponentially. By leveraging cloud computing, businesses can introduce operational efficiencies, improve application availability, and control costs like never before.

“As enterprises’ IT departments work to keep up with growing data compute and storage requirements, provide 24x7 access to employees, partners, suppliers, and rolls out new applications, the cost and effort of deploying new data centers can be cost prohibitive,” notes Stratecast | Frost & Sullivan Business Communication & Cloud Computing Services Industry Director Roopashree Honnachari. “A hybrid IT environment can help businesses reduce the total cost of ownership by keeping highly mission-critical applications in private data centers, and offloading certain workloads to more cost-effective external cloud environments.”

In this analysis, Frost & Sullivan shares insight into EarthLink’s comprehensive suite of IT and WAN solutions and how the company is well positioned to enable enterprises in their journey to a cloud-centric IT environment.

“Cloud adoption is growing with enterprises showing a strong preference for hybrid IT environments,” states Honnachari. “EarthLink’s hybrid WAN solution consisting of MPLS and IPsec VPN lays the foundation for SD-WAN by optimizing business networks in a cloud-connected world."

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About EarthLink

EarthLink (EarthLink Holdings Corp.,NASDAQ: ELNK) provides managed network, security and cloud solutions for multi-location businesses. We help thousands of specialty retailers, restaurants, financial institutions, healthcare providers, professional service firms and local governments deliver a reliable and engaging customer experience in their stores and branch offices. We do so by building and managing MPLS WAN networks, by providing virtualized infrastructure, security, hosted voice, secure WiFi and compliance solutions, and by offering exceptional customer care. We operate a nationwide network spanning more than 28,000 fiber route miles, with 90 metro fiber rings and secure data centers that provide ubiquitous data and voice IP service coverage. Our EarthLink Carrier™ division sells facilities-based wholesale telecommunications to other providers and our award-winning Internet services connect hundreds of thousands of residential customers across the U.S. For more, www.earthlink.com and follow @earthlink, LinkedIn and Google+.


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