SOURCE: StratITsphere

StratITsphere

February 14, 2012 16:31 ET

TW Telecom, StratITsphere Partner to Offer Superior Technology Services to Clients

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - Feb 14, 2012) - A new collaboration between a telecommunications infrastructure firm and a data center services provider means more opportunities for customers of both companies.

Colorado-based TW Telecom (NASDAQ: TWTC) is connecting its fiber optic network directly to Houston-based StratITsphere's new Tier-4-design Alpha Data Center in Katy, Texas. The new infrastructure will provide virtually unlimited, highly available bandwidth along the I-10 corridor in West Houston for data center networking, Internet connectivity or business Ethernet solutions. The network expansion is expected to be operational in March and reach full capability in July.

TW Telecom is a leading provider of managed services, including Business Ethernet, converged and IP VPN solutions for enterprises throughout the U.S. and the world. Its national Ethernet footprint and reach connect directly to more than 15,000 commercial buildings to deliver next generation services and applications management capabilities. StratITsphere provides data center, cloud computing, and IT infrastructure & security advising services to Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 companies.

"This partnership with TW Telecom will offer our clients greater access speeds and increased redundancy for their connectivity to their mission critical systems and data housed in our Alpha facility," said Stephen Webster, StratITsphere president and CEO.

TW Telecom's customers will also enjoy new benefits from the alliance.

"StratITsphere's customers will gain faster data speeds and a wide portfolio of Ethernet services, while our clients will gain access to a top-of-the-line data center facility," Darin Cook, vice president and general manager for TW Telecom in Houston.

Both men agreed that the combination of TW Telecom's network and StratITshere's Alpha Data Center will create new opportunities for clients to innovate and create new products, services and jobs.

"A great deal of innovation comes in finding new ways to combine existing technologies," Webster said. "We're excited to see what this collaboration might produce from our clients and the technology staffs at our two firms."

StratITsphere was named to the 2011 CRN Next-Gen 250 List of groundbreaking technology companies for its creation of new services by combining the expertise from its IT infrastructure consulting and data center services divisions.

The synergy between the two company's services opens up the possibility to provide collaborative offerings services to mutual customers in the near future, company representatives said.

About StratITsphere StratITsphere is a Houston-based company that provides data center, cloud computing, and IT infrastructure & security advising services to Fortune 500 and 1000 companies. Its advising services are provided by experts with years of global experience. They use a vendor agnostic philosophy that recommends technology solutions without loyalty to any specific manufacturer to make sure clients receive a superior return on their technology infrastructure investments. The company's data center facility is a Tier IV design, the highest level of certification available, and provides customers with access to their mission-critical systems and data at all times. The facility has state-of-the-art manned and automated security systems and the capability to operate independently from the outside world for up to six days. The Nimbus line of cloud computing services eliminates barriers such as infrastructure costs, operating requirements, long implementation times and security & availability concerns that can keep businesses from enjoying the full benefits of cloud computing. For more information, visit StratITsphere.com.

About TW Telecom TW Telecom Holdings Inc., a unit of TW Telecom Inc., headquartered in Littleton, Colo., provides managed network services, specializing in business Ethernet and transport data networking, Internet access, local and long distance voice, VoIP, VPN and security, to enterprise organizations and communications services companies throughout the U.S. TW Telecom connects more commercial buildings to its resilient, fiber network than any other competitive communications provider. It has the third highest market share of retail Ethernet ports in service, its own metro fiber networks and one of the ten most interconnected IP backbones in the world. TW Telecom has the national capability, robust product portfolio and national/local customer care teams to support mission critical enterprise and government agency applications and to deliver the most sought after customer experience in the industry. Please visit www.twtelecom.com for more information.

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