ATLANTA, Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- EarthLink, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELNK), a leading IT and communications provider , today announced that New Jersey and Barrie Ontario-based Student Transportation, Inc.(STI), a major North American provider of student school bus transportation services, selected EarthLink Cloud Workspace ® and Cloud Hosting for a customized, cloud-based IT infrastructure. STI will leverage this virtual infrastructure to control numerous applications, extend secure access to employees on any device at any location, rapidly fold in new customers and acquisitions, and easily satisfy its audit requirements. STI is featured in EarthLink's complimentary whitepaper entitled, The Total Benefits of Partnership: A New Way to Look at Cloud-based Desktop and Application Management. Click here to download the whitepaper. With 10,000 employees and 1 million students transported daily, STI is one of the largest providers of student busing services, operating 10,000 vehicles and serving more than 250 school districts throughout the U.S. and Canada. In the past few years, STI has acquired more than 40 companies and rapidly grown its portfolio of customers, giving STI a coast-to-coast national footprint. To keep students safe and its business profitable, STI employs advanced technology such as buses equipped with GPS and mobile surveillance video systems. EarthLink's Cloud Workspace is a customized cloud environment that supports the more than 60 applications needed to run STI's operations, and helps enable the company's rapid growth to distributed locations. The STI team simply uploads the acquired company's data and applications, integrating them into STI's tech ecosystem, and then presents them in the cloud environment, avoiding integration complexities. With Cloud Workspace, STI's IT team controls its applications from a central location, extending secure, reliable access to employees on any device at any location.