EarthLink Partners with independenceIT to Deliver Complete Cloud Workspace to Business Customers’ Desktops

Enables EarthLink Business Customers to Quickly and Easily Bring Applications and Data to the Cloud with Anytime, Anywhere, Any Device Access

XChange Solution Provider 2012

ALLENTOWN, Pa. & LOS ANGELES--()--independenceIT™ (iIT), provider of the Freedom desktop workspace, today announced at XChange Solution Provider 2012 that it has signed an agreement with EarthLink, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELNK), a leading managed IT services and communications provider. Under the terms of the agreement, EarthLink will offer iIT’s Total Freedom™ Workspace and Instant Freedom™ Workspace solutions to its customers as a part of the EarthLink’s IT Services offerings.

EarthLink Business® IT Services, Internet and MPLS services deliver the superior and secure computing and communications experience that business customers require. The addition of iIT’s desktop computing solutions to EarthLink’s IT service offerings enables customers to have the ability to access all of their business applications and data in the cloud, from any device, at any time. EarthLink IT Services will roll out an additional desktop workspace service incorporating iIT’s solution as a complement to the managed virtualization, security, application and support services it already offers.

“independenceIT’s cloud desktop workspace solutions will give our customers the flexibility they need to rapidly transition their businesses to the cloud,” said Brian Fink, EarthLink Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer. “The cost, access and technological advantages of cloud computing are well-documented; being able to offer our customers these advantages without forcing them to change how they work or the programs they work with is of tremendous value.”

independenceIT delivers businesses applications at the touch of a button from any Internet-connected device, while also protecting customers with the security and support of a nationwide IT infrastructure managed and operated by EarthLink. iIT customers create a customized solution that seamlessly combines hundreds of business applications, off the shelf software, custom applications and ISV titles. Upgrades, maintenance, data security, backup and recovery functions are all managed automatically. With cloud computing solutions in place, businesses can easily and cost-effectively expand as hardware costs are eliminated.

“Mobility and on-demand access to key applications and company information is the hallmark of today’s business world,” added Anthony Whitton, CEO and Chairman of the Board, independenceIT. “Small and mid-sized businesses need affordable IT solutions that give them these advantages.”

As a part of the agreement announced today, iIT will become one of EarthLink’s Technology Partners. iIT will take advantage of EarthLink’s Cloud Infrastructure as a Service offering and IT Data Center Services, enabling the company to grow and scale rapidly along with client needs.

About EarthLink

EarthLink, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELNK) is a leading IT services, network and communications provider to more than 150,000 businesses and over one million consumers nationwide. EarthLink empowers customers with managed IT services including cloud computing, data centers, virtualization, security, applications and support services, in addition to nationwide data and voice IP services. The company operates an extensive network including 28,000 route fiber miles, 90 metro fiber rings and 4 secure data centers providing ubiquitous IP coverage across more than 90 percent of the country. Founded in 1994, the company’s award-winning reputation for both outstanding service and product innovation is supported by an experienced team of professionals focused on best-in-class customer care. For more information, visit EarthLink's website www.earthlink.net.

About independenceIT

independenceIT (iIT) is the information technology services company for VARs, ISVs and MSPs that work with organizations of 1,000 employees or less. iIT enables organizations to rapidly transition away from traditional IT and quickly realize the cost savings and operational advantages of the cloud. For more than a decade, iIT has successfully delivered the complete cloud workspace, providing all applications required to manage enterprise technology needs. Please visit www.independenceit.com for additional information.

Contacts

fama PR
Jeff Drew, 617-986-5004
independenceit@famapr.com
or
EarthLink
Michele Sadwick, 404-748-7255
sadwick@corp.earthlink.com

Release Summary

independenceIT, provider of the complete cloud workspace, announced that EarthLink (NASDAQ: ELNK) will offer its Total Freedom and Instant Freedom Workspace solutions to its SMB customers.

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Contacts

fama PR
Jeff Drew, 617-986-5004
independenceit@famapr.com
or
EarthLink
Michele Sadwick, 404-748-7255
sadwick@corp.earthlink.com