Berkeley Eye Center Chooses Alpheus Communications’ Transport and Networking Solutions to Link its Data Center and Retail Locations

HOUSTON – Jan. 23, 2013 Alpheus 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 corporate headquarters.

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 unified billing 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 ease.

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

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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Contact:

Tony Katsulos
Jetstream PR for Alpheus Communications
(972) 788-9456 ext. 301
katsulos@jetstreampr.com