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tw telecom and Virtacore Team to Provide Enterprise Customers with Secure, Direct Access to the Cloud

tw telecom's eLynk(sm) service and Virtacore's infrastructure together drive cloud adoption

LITTLETON, Colo., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- tw telecom (NASDAQ: TWTC), a leading provider of Business Ethernet and networking solutions, and Virtacore, a leading cloud services provider specializing in virtual infrastructure solutions, today announced a partnership to provide a combination of cloud, network and data center services, giving customers the ability to deploy flexible cloud solutions.

Virtacore provides customers the ability to cost-effectively extend their IT infrastructure in the cloud utilizing best-of-breed technologies built on Cisco's UCS platform, VMware VSphere, and hybridized storage using either NetApp or Nimble storage devices hosted at Equinix data center ecosystems.  Utilizing tw telecom's eLynk service, customers benefit from a secure, dedicated and scalable Ethernet cloud connection.

"The flexibility, reliability and scalability of the solution, as well as the private dedicated connection to the cloud were key drivers for us when selecting tw telecom and Virtacore as our cloud network services provider," said J. Chris Durand, associate vice president, network engineering and security, First Guaranty Mortgage Corporation.  "The combined company's solution capabilities coupled with its strong customer service and 24x7 support, made this very important decision much easier for us to make."

Customers also benefit from tw telecom's Intelligent Network, allowing enterprise IT departments to be more agile when deploying in the cloud while providing greater visibility into network performance.  tw telecom's Dynamic Capacity®, a feature of the Intelligent Network, gives customers the ability to double or triple their bandwidth on demand in real-time, through pre-scheduled planning or automatically without human intervention.  Its Enhanced Management feature provides customers with real-time visibility into key network performance metrics including utilization, latency, packet loss and jitter. 

"As rapid adoption of the cloud continues, a secure connection to it along with visibility and control of your network will help ensure businesses are investing in the right type of solution to move their businesses forward," said Graham Taylor, senior vice president, marketing, tw telecom.  "Virtacore's ability to extend a customer's IT infrastructure into the cloud – hybrid, public and private – coupled with tw telecom's secure and easy to manage connection via eLynk is critical in helping our customers improve their business performance."

"We are excited to have tw telecom as our preferred network services provider for our customers, giving them the ability to directly connect to the cloud in an easy to manage and private environment," said George Naspo, CEO, Virtacore. "As our customers' IT needs evolve, it is our goal to provide them with the ability to easily and cost-effectively deploy their IT infrastructure to the cloud."

About tw telecom
tw telecom, headquartered in Littleton, Colo., is a leading national provider of managed services, including Business Ethernet, converged and IP VPN solutions for enterprises throughout the U.S. and globally.  tw telecom also delivers secure, scalable private connections for transport data networking, Internet access, voice, VPN, VoIP and security to large organizations and communications services companies. Employing a resilient fiber network infrastructure, robust product portfolio and its own Intelligent Network capabilities, tw telecom delivers customers overall economic value, an industry-leading quality service experience, and improved business productivity. Please visit www.twtelecom.com for more information.

About Virtacore
Virtacore is a leading cloud services provider specializing in virtual infrastructure as a service (IaaS) solutions utilizing VMware and built on enterprise cloud platform technologies.  With many years of experience in cloud and Internet services, Virtacore has a long and solid history of providing IaaS and disaster recovery (DR) solutions to meet the critical needs of clients.  Based in Sterling, Virginia, Virtacore maintains a broad U.S. footprint and serves domestic and multi-national clients.  Virtacore is backed by Insight Venture partners, a global private equity and venture capital firm.  To learn more, visit www.virtacore.com or follow us on Twitter @virtacore.

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