August 27, 2008

Tw Telecom Installs IP VPN Network Service for Pacific Plumbing

tw telecom has installed a 14-site IP virtual private network service for Pacific Plumbing Supply Company of Seattle.

According to tw telecom, its IP virtual private network (VPN) service offers service capabilities allowing Pacific Plumbing Supply to prioritize data traffic. In addition to the IP VPN that connects the 14 sites in Washington State and Hawaii, the company has also installed two 10Mbps ethernet internet service circuits at its collocation site to provide internet access for employees and internet VPN connections to three sites in Alaska.

Dave Sokoloski, vice president of information systems for Pacific Plumbing, said: "The design dramatically simplified our network, enabled us to cut our network administration time by one third and allows us to manage the network remotely at any time. Before, network administration was done after hours since our network didn't allow both business transactions and network administration activities to happen simultaneously."