EarthLink Announces Network Expansions for Future Growth
Newedge Networks parent EarthLink, an IP network infrastructure and services telecom provider has announced formal plans to expand and enhance its national network infrastructure by adding new network routes and equipment providing capacity for future growth and increased scalability. offering. To thwart cyber attacks, Integra will rollout Cloud Firewall Services with application visibility and control, URL filtering, Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) and Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems (IDPS), anti-virus, anti-spyware and file/data content filtering.
The network expansion includes significant transport network build out, new 10 Gigabit Ethernet fiber OC-192 rings, high-speed network access points for private Voice over IP network traffic, nationwide IP MPLS and EVDO wireless network expansions, and bringing EarthLink's enterprise class data centers on-net with high-capacity fiber rings. The new OC-192, 10 Gigabit Ethernet network routes, increases total capacity across EarthLink's nationwide IP MPLS network by a factor of 16. New OC-192 fiber rings in Ohio and Pennsylvania, including a high-speed path between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, adds capacity for the Northeast business communities. EarthLink is also extending its EVDO wireless network to broaden its ability to offer secure, redundant wireless networks to businesses with remote locations, and to provide a cost-effective data back-up solution.
In recent months, EarthLink has added data centers in Rochester, NY, Marlborough, MA and Columbia, SC to its network. Each facility will utilize unique 10 Gigabit fiber rings to connect to each other as well as the network backbone, enabling EarthLink to offer real time data replication and cloud services to enterprise cloud and managed services customers. The majority of the enhancements are on schedule to be completed by the end of 2011, with the entire project slated for completion in Q1 2012. Read complete press release.
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