tw telecom has been enlisted by national retailer Stein Mart to provide an IP VPN service connecting more than 270 stores and data centers.
For this deployment, tw telecom worked with systems integrator partner Presidio to provide what they said is not only a secure VPN solution, but one that can scale with the retailer's current needs in terms of adding locations and bandwidth.
"The infrastructure solution was specifically designed to meet their current business needs and scale into the future," said Jim Sheldon, Presidio's director of sales, in a release.
A big enabler of the IP/VPN deployment is allowing employees to collaborate even when they are not physically housed in the same location.
Winning a large IP/VPN contract with a retailer like Stein Mart is another sign of tw telecom's growing presence as a service provider that can serve multi-site businesses. Clients like Stein Mart will also benefit from tw telecom's ongoing network expansion efforts into new markets such as Nashville, Tenn., and Salt Lake Valley in Utah.
IP/VPN service continues to be a factor in tw telecom's overall revenue mix. During the first quarter, an increase in strategic Ethernet and VPN-based products and other services drove up data and Internet services revenue by 15.1 percent.
- see the release
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