Crunch Fitness Comes Back Swinging by Selecting IPNETZONE's High Performance Multiprotocol Label Switching Network Services

Friday, January 22, 2010 News on IT in Healthcare J E 4

NEW YORK, Jan. 21 IPNETZONE COMMUNICATIONS, INC. today announced that Crunch, LLC has selected IPNETZONE's fully managed Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) network and services to connect 18 fitness locations across the United States.

"We're very excited to be a part of Crunch's strategy to offer cost-effective network improvements while enabling quality of service (QoS), delivering true redundancy and future-proofing their infrastructure through our MPLS-based IP-VPN solution," says Joon Shin, President and CEO of IPNETZONE. Shin continues, "By converging all services over a unified IP-based infrastructure, Crunch can build new advanced service capabilities for both customers and personnel."

The dichotomy of "doing more with less" has always put IT departments center stage. Based on a recent report by Forrester Research, Inc., "The State of WAN Services Adoption in North America 2009" states that about 67 percent of enterprises are migrating to MPLS to deliver more. As part of the strategic decision to drive long-term simplification of operational management, IT departments are increasingly looking to purchase managed services.

Gerald Ribeiro, Director, Information Technology of Crunch, LLC, concurs. "Unifying our voice and data communications is a key factor in our growth strategy for 2010 and IPNETZONE has a proven track record with MPLS implementations. We were able to significantly reduce costs while improving the quality of our network with the MPLS-based solutions."

"Based on the protocol neutrality, adaptability, metrics support and network scalability, MPLS has been a key piece of technology in our managed services portfolio," says Shin.


IPNETZONE is an independent Internet Service Provider (ISP) that provides nationwide data and Internet services, managed network services, network consulting, collocation services, and monitoring solutions to small- to medium-sized businesses and enterprise clients. Founded in 2007, IPNETZONE has provided Internet circuits ranging from business class cable to gigabit metro Ethernet circuits nationwide as well as a full suite of converged IP communications products and network management solutions. Companies have looked to IPNETZONE for complete solutions to manage their communications infrastructure and shift the burden of maintaining complex networks to a seasoned technology partner. As a leader in enhanced communications technology, IPNETZONE strives to develop and deploy reliable, next generation solutions to ensure our clients' competitive advantage in their industry.

About Crunch, LLC

Crunch is a health club chain that leads the industry in fusing fitness and entertainment. Since opening their doors in 1989, the company's mission has been to make working out a good time. Today, they are renowned for creating one-of-a-kind group fitness programs and innovative and unique workouts. Often cited as the gym with the "best classes", Crunch has raised the bar for the entire fitness industry.

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