Blue Beacon selects EarthLink to deploy MPLS network


EarthLink, a leading IP infrastructure and services
company, announced that Blue Beacon International, a truck wash company with
locations throughout the United States and Canada, selected EarthLink Business
to install its new nationwide MPLS network connecting 118 locations across 38


Dependability, business continuity and network
management were the key differentiators that sealed Blue Beacon’s
decision to replace its Internet Protocol Security (IPSec) network with a
private, secure MPLS network from EarthLink Business.


Evolving Solutions, an EarthLinkBusiness agent partner, and its subagent Carrier Choice Networks, introduced
Blue Beacon to EarthLink Business and the companies worked together to develop
a solution for Blue Beacon.


Blue Beacon’s new EarthLink Business MPLS network
solution will transform the way the truck wash company communicates. Each Blue
Beacon location utilizes a blend of ADSL, T-1 and cable to connect into a
single managed MPLS network.


The network supports mission-critical applications such
as point-of-sale, email and file sharing. The network architecture was also configured
for solid business continuity with failover support.


“One of our primary goals for our new network was
building in reliability and disaster recovery capabilities,” said Jason
Graves, director of Corporate Operations for Blue Beacon.


“We were impressed by the fact that EarthLink
Business has a physical presence in our headquarters market in Salina, Kansas.
EarthLink Business had the ability to directly connect to the existing fiber
ring in our headquarters and engineer the ‘last mile’ connectivity over optical
cable versus traditional copper facilities, which we considered a strong
technology differentiator,” Graves added.


Blue Beacon will also benefit from entrusting its network
management to EarthLink Business, empowering key internal IT staff to focus on
its company’s strategic issues. While network performance is accessible via the
EarthLink account management portal, the EarthLink Business team will monitor
and troubleshoot the entire Blue Beacon network across all of its locations.


“Blue Beacon is a terrific example of how an agent
partner and EarthLink Business delivered outstanding value for the
customer,” said JR Cook, vice president of Alternate Channels, EarthLink


“Carrier Choice Networks and Evolving Solutions were
integral every step of the way, from making introductions to helping us
understand Blue Beacon’s business priorities. We each brought unique strengths
to the table, and worked together to develop a solution to deliver immediate
benefits to Blue Beacon, with the capability to grow as its future
communications needs evolve,” Cook added.


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