LITTLETON, Colo., July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- tw telecom inc., (NASDAQ: TWTC) a leading provider of managed services, including Business Ethernet, converged and IP VPN solutions for enterprises throughout the U.S. and globally, today announced the launch of its new Alerts Driven Dynamic Capacity® real-time, automatic dedicated Ethernet bandwidth-on-demand capability. For the first time ever, enterprises now have the capability to pre-set bandwidth utilization thresholds, without human intervention, that automatically doubles or triples network Business Ethernet bandwidth when reached. tw telecom's Intelligent Network capabilities support bandwidth needs up to 10 Gig. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080626/LATH527LOGO) Alerts Driven Dynamic Capacity is a new key component of tw telecom's Intelligent Network that gives enterprises unprecedented visibility, flexibility and control of their network. Alerts Driven Dynamic Capacity ties together tw telecom's first two phases of its Intelligent Network portfolio, which increases the velocity at which enterprises buy and consume dedicated network services, and is an integral part of its future Constellation Platform(sm) vision. John Blount, Chief Operating Officer at tw telecom, said, "Our Alerts Driven feature takes our previously introduced Dynamic Capacity to the next level by providing customers with automatic linkages between network performance visibility and system-driven increased bandwidth that reflects what we believe is the future for enterprises – which is greater and greater automation of the network." "To support the rapid proliferation of networked business applications, IT professionals increasingly need better real time visibility and control of their networks," said Erin Dunne, Director of Research Services, Vertical Systems Group. "A significant challenge is how to efficiently manage network bandwidth in response to new Cloud apps or changes in existing applications. tw telecom addresses these needs with its Intelligent Network capabilities. Specifically, Dynamic Capacity is a unique capability that enables CIOs to look into their network metrics in real time and then allocate Ethernet bandwidth on-demand." "No other service puts the customer in immediate control of their network like Alerts Driven Dynamic Capacity," Blount said. "It provides businesses across industries, like health care, financial, and education, with the ability to significantly enhance network performance during times of peak use, leading to increased efficiency and capability, and then returning to the originally committed network bandwidth at the conclusion of the event."
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