EarthLink enhances cloud platform with new San Jose data center

EarthLink (Nasdaq: ELNK) has made the next move in the nationwide expansion of its cloud hosting platform by opening a data center in San Jose, Calif.

Complementing the new data center, which will be located at 8 Great Oaks Boulevard, the service provider has opened a local sales office to pursue cloud service opportunities in the Silicon Valley area.

Given the concerns that IT managers have about migrating to the cloud, EarthLink held a free "Join the Cloud Evolution" seminar at the Silicon Valley Capital Club to illustrate how services such as cloud hosting, dedicated exchange and data center firewalls help businesses improve cost structures and mitigate risk.

Building this data center gives EarthLink presence in an important West Coast market that is looking for providers to educate and help businesses virtualize and put various IT functions in the cloud.  

"San Jose is at the heart of the Silicon Valley, one of the most technologically-driven and innovative markets in the country, and an important hub and distribution point for IP traffic," said Michael D. Toplisek, executive vice president of sales and marketing for EarthLink, in a release.

The San Jose data center was one four that EarthLink completed during the first quarter. It also completed data centers in Chicago, Dallas, and Rochester. A separate data center in Miami is going through its final system turnup and testing process and will go live soon.

These data facilities will be able to support its growing base of services, including its Cloud Disaster Recovery service, which stores a business customer's data assets in its data centers.

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