|[January 23, 2013]
Berkeley Eye Center Chooses Alpheus Communications' Transport and Networking Solutions to Link its Data Center and Retail Locations
HOUSTON --(Business Wire)--
Communications, a leading provider of Texas metro-regional fiber and
networking solutions, today announced that Berkeley Eye Center has
selected and installed Alpheus' MPLS, Dedicated Internet Access,
Ethernet and Fiber Networking solutions to connect more than a dozen
facilities throughout southeast Texas with the company's data center and
With 16 clinics located in and around the greater Houston area, Berkeley
Eye Center chose Alpheus for its ability to deliver flexible and
scalable services in a manner that best serves each location.
"Our offices are spread out, and they each have unique connection
challenges, but with its agility and multiple access technologies,
Alpheus was able to engineer a flexible network solution for us rather
than trying to squeeze us into a one-size-fits-all offering," said Greg
Crider, IT technical director for the Berkeley Eye Center. "Alpheus
offered the flexibility, bandwidth and service options, as well as the
service quality we need to efficiently connect our offices to better
serve our patients. We were looking for a provider that was focused on
serving this area, so being based in Texas made Alpheus an even better
fit for us."
Alpheus services enable Berkeley to establish high-speed direct
connections between all of its offices and Berkeley's own data center.
Through its wholly owned network, Alpheus provides Berkeley Eye Center a
private, secure and reliable pathway to share patient records and access
unifiedbilling and scheduling systems. Additionally, Alpheus' Dedicated
Internet Access also offers an extremely reliable, high-speed connection
that allows Berkeley Eye Center to avoid unexpected network delays that
could disrupt business performance.
Berkeley Eye Center was introduced to Alpheus by consultIP, a
Houston-based telecommunications consultant specializing in making
vendor-neutral recommendations to enterprises.
"We presented objective information to Berkeley Eye Center, and after
reviewing pricing, technology and approach, Alpheus just stood out head
and shoulders above the competition," said Ian Palmer, partner at
consultIP. "Alpheus brought in sales, operations and engineering
personnel to meet with Berkeley Eye Center, and offered a great solution
at a competitive price. In addition, Alpheus is a trusted long-term
partner because they always take good care of their customers and pay a
lot of attention to details, so I knew they would be a good fit for
Berkeley Eye Center."
Berkeley Eye Center is one of the most established and comprehensive
eye-care facilities in Texas, serving patients in the greater Houston
area for more than 50 years.
"Our network flexibility allows us to architect a solution to meet the
unique needs of our customers," said Alpheus CEO Scott Widham. "Alpheus
is committed to serving our fellow Texas businesses by being agile,
responsive and devoted to our customers. We are pleased to provide
Berkeley Eye Center with high-quality networking services and better
bandwidth that unite Berkeley's multiple locations."
Alpheus' enterprise network services, including Metro Ethernet, MPLS,
E-LAN and business-class voice solutions, provide the performance and
uptime guarantee required for mission-critical data, voice and video
traffic, while also helping customers connect multiple locations with
About Berkeley Eye Center
With a reputation that spans more than 50 years, Berkeley Eye Center is
recognized as one of Texas' most established comprehensive eye care
facilities. In addition to our 16 satellite clinics and optical
locations located throughout the greater Houston area and Corpus
Christi, we also offer patients the added access and convenience of five
state-of-the art laser eye centers and the Caplan Surgery Center, a
Medicare-licensed ambulatory surgery center for outpatient cataract
care. As pioneers in the field of cataract and refractive surgery, our
surgeons continue to set the standard in the field of LASIK laser vision
correction, cataract removal and implantation and glaucoma management.
For more information, visit us at http://www.berkeleyeye.com.
About Alpheus Communications (News - Alert)
Alpheus Communications (http://www.alpheus.net)
is a leading provider of Texas metro-regional fiber and networking
solutions. With owned facilities in Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San
Antonio, Austin, Corpus Christi and the Rio Grande Valley, Alpheus is
flexible, content-neutral and responsive to customer needs when
low-latency and uptime are essential. As the preferred fiber backbone
for Metro Texas, Alpheus is in a unique position to support
mission-critical information technology functions and cloud computing
solutions through resilient SSAE 16-compliant data center platforms for
colocation and disaster recovery.
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