WASHINGTON, April. 28, 2008 – Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) today announced a multi-year agreement with the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), a not-for-profit association representing the faculty, students and resident physicians at U.S. medical schools, teaching hospitals and academic and scientific societies.
Based in Washington, D.C., AAMC administers two online application processing services for students applying to medical schools and for residency placement. To support the association’s growth, AAMC will expand the data center for the American Medical College Application Service and Electronic Residency Application Service in Qwest’s state-of-the-art Sterling, Va., CyberCenter and maintain its existing data center in Washington, D.C.
“The volume and complexity of Internet-based content and Web-enabled activities, and greater awareness about the benefits of third-party infrastructure management, are behind the demand for hosting services,” said Tom Richards, executive vice president, Qwest Business Markets Group.
Qwest Hosting services offer an integrated portfolio of customizable Internet solutions located within the secure, reliable environment of Qwest’s state-of-the-art CyberCenter facilities, which provide the speed and performance of Qwest’s global, all-optical IP network. Qwest recently opened its 15th world-class CyberCenter to provide expert support for customers to conduct e-commerce, operate complex Web sites, offer geographical redundancy, and manage entire IT environments, including enterprise applications, databases and data storage.
Customers coast to coast turn to Qwest's industry-leading national fiber-optic network and world-class Spirit of Service to meet their communications and entertainment needs. For residential customers, Qwest’s powerful combination of award-winning high-speed Internet,home and wireless voice solutions and digital TV includes a new generation of fiber-optic Internet services. Qwest is also the choice of 95 percent of Fortune 500 companies, offering a full suite of network, data and voice services for small businesses, large businesses, government agencies and wholesale customers. Additionally, Qwest participates in Networx, the largest communications services contract in the world, and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by a leading technology industry analyst firm.