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BuckeyeTelesystem debuts cloud services for businesses

Fri, 03/15/2013 - 8:51am
Mike Robuck

Buckeye Telesystem’s cloud-based commercial services offering for businesses lifted off earlier this week.

Buckeye Telesystem, which shares resources and infrastructure with sibling Buckeye CableSystem, is offering businesses the option of a point-to-point Metro Ethernet service that can scale (up to 10G) as the bandwidth demand grows. Cloud-based services reduce the strain on IT resources and cut down on costs by utilizing virtual storage and servers in a cloud.

“Cloud-based services allow our customers to focus on their core business. Our objective is to enable valuable resources to focus on projects that will help their business grow rather than focusing on their IT infrastructure.” said Denton Parson, director of business development, Telesystem. “To deliver these services we've invested in a world-class data center that provides a more reliable and more secure environment than our customers can create at their own facility. This simple approach empowers our customers to do more.”

The company said that its Telesystem Data Center was house  in one of the area’s premier hardened facilities.

Mike Davis, director of customer operations for Telesystem, said one area hospital had signed on to use the cloud-based services while several other agreements, across a range of verticals, were in the works. 

Telesystem offers access to a range of cloud-based services, such as Hosted Microsoft Exchange and off-site data backup, and partnered with Sprint to offer security services, including Kaspersky and Norton anti-virus programs.

Established in 1994, Telesystem is a  provider for commercial customers primarily in the Northwest/North Central, Ohio and Southeast, Michigan areas. Both Telesystem and Buckeye CableSystem are subsidiaries of Block Communications.

 

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