DUFFIELD, Va., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- OnePartner today announced the availability of their high-availability business continuance, disaster recovery and colocation services, enabled significantly by a key partnership with EMBARQ to provide the needed highly reliable network access to deliver these services.

"Metro Ethernet provided by EMBARQ provides a direct connection to OnePartner's Tier III Advanced Technology & Applications Center (ATAC)," said Kathy Feagins, EMBARQ(TM) account executive. "We see great potential for a resource like the OnePartner ATAC, coupled with our Metro Ethernet, to highlight our region's infrastructure and draw additional businesses. It also fills a crucial role in the increasing automation our clients are putting in place."

A Tier III center provides multiple active power and cooling distribution paths, has redundant components, and is concurrently maintainable to ensure high availability. The Uptime Institute (http://www.uptimeinstitute.org) created the Tier classification system as a benchmark for reliable data center infrastructure design.

"The OnePartner ATAC in Duffield currently is the sole U.S. company providing outsourced commercial data center services (including colocation and disaster recovery) that has been awarded a Tier III Design Certification by the Uptime Institute," said Julian Kudritzki, certification manager of The Uptime Institute and ComputerSite Engineering.

"EMBARQ has been great to work with from the early planning stages of our project. It is clear they understand how important disaster recovery planning is to their clients," said Tom Deaderick, director of OnePartner. "This relationship makes it very straightforward for businesses on the EMBARQ(TM) network to establish failover systems in the ATAC."

"Businesses in the region are becoming more dependent on their computing infrastructure," Feagins said. "Using EMBARQ's high-capacity Ethernet services and network monitoring capabilities, we can connect our clients to a resource that allows them to ensure those systems are available at all times."

About OnePartner, LLC

OnePartner is based in Duffield, Virginia. It is a privately-held sister company to Holston Medical Group (Kingsport, Tennessee). OnePartner will complete construction of the Nation's first commercial Tier III Certified disaster recovery & data center in June 2008. OnePartner expects demand for space to outstrip available space, and encourages EMBARQ clients to contact the company to discuss pre-launch discounts.


Embarq Corporation (NYSE: EQ), headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, offers a complete suite of communications services. The company has approximately 18,000 employees and operates in 18 states. EMBARQ is included in the S&P 500. For consumers, EMBARQ offers an innovative portfolio of services that includes reliable local and long distance home phone service, high-speed Internet, wireless, and satellite TV from DISH Network(R) -- all on one monthly bill. For businesses, EMBARQ has a comprehensive range of flexible and integrated services designed to help businesses of all sizes be more productive and communicate with their customers. This service portfolio includes local voice and data services, long distance, Business Class High Speed Internet, wireless, satellite TV from DIRECTV(R), enhanced data network services, voice and data communication equipment and managed network services. Embarq received the highest numerical score among providers of local telephone voice services in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2007 Major Provider Business Telecommunications Voice Services Study(SM). Study based on responses from 2,048 business customers measuring four providers. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed in January-February 2007. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com. For more information, visit embarq.com.

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CO:  Embarq Corporation; OnePartner, LLC
ST:  Virginia; Kansas

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