RCN Business Solutions, a division of RCN Corp., announced yesterday that it has signed a distribution agreement with AmeriVault. Under terms of the agreement, RCN Business Solutions will resell AmeriVault’s managed online data protection product and off-site storage services to its client base. The deal marks the first time that RCN has entered into the storage market sector.
“Telecommunications service providers can no longer provide just the traditional products and services that businesses have come to expect,” said Russell Kohn, executive director of RCN Business Solutions, in a statement. “Over the years, communications and data have become synonymous, so we have to expand outside the box to provide what we feel is a critical offering that protects both on and off-line data.”
RCN Business Solutions is a supplier of SONET, Ethernet, Wavelength, Internet and collocation services for large and medium-sized businesses. Maintaining a network independent of incumbent providers in Boston, New York, Eastern Pennsylvania, Chicago, and Washington, D.C., RCN Business Solutions deploys custom offerings to companies in the finance, hospitality, media, government, health care and education industries.