|[March 19, 2014]
Nautilus Strengthens its Cloud Strategy with Comcast Business Ethernet
PORTLAND, Ore. --(Business Wire)--
Business today announced that Nautilus, Inc., a global fitness
products company, is using Comcast (News - Alert) Ethernet Services to help move its
major business operations into the cloud to help simplify their network
and increase efficiency.
Headquarted in Vancouver, Washington, the Nautilus, Inc. portfolio of
brands includes Bowflex®, Schwinn®, Nautilus® and Universal®. Nautilus,
Inc. sells through direct, retail and online, creating a need for a
strong e-commerce channel and increased bandwidth to support it.
By switching to Comcast Business, the company was able to get additional
bandwidth while achieving monthly cost savings. Nautilus, Inc. is in the
process of migrating select business operations into the cloud, taking
advantage of the benefits that SaaS (News - Alert) offerings provide including
increased efficiency and lower costs. The company has already reduced
its physical server count and did not need to spend additional money to
replace aging hardware.
The company's backup and disaster recovery processes were especially
well-served by moving to the cloud. Nautilus, Inc. eliminated the need
for a tape library and costs associated with maintenance and replacement
of back-up devices. Furthermore, in the event of a disaster, the company
can recover critical sales histories, customer data and sales campaign
information, getting back up and running quickly. The company's IT staff
also has benefitted, no longer being constrained by having to schedule
backups during nonpeak hours in order to avoid network congestion.
"Our business relies heavily on our network in order to process orders
online and manage our production, manufaturing and distribution. With
more bandwidth, we have more options to better meet our needs and become
more efficient" said Tim Spencer, Director of IT Infrastructure Services
and Security for Nautilus, Inc. "The benefits of moving our operations
to the cloud are enhanced by a fast, reliable connection."
Nautilus, Inc. is now using a 1 Gbps Ethernet Dedicated Internet line to
provide Internet access for employees as well as to support production
systems. The company also has 30 and 10 Mbps Ethernet Network Service
connections at their distribution centers in Portland as well as a 100
Mbps connection at their offices in Vancouver.
"As more and more organizations adopt cloud services in pursuit of
managed costs and greater efficiency, they'll not only need additional
bandwidth, but also a reliable Internet provider to support the
company's business operations," said David Brown (News - Alert), vice president of
Comcast Business. "Our advanced nationwide network provides that peace
of mind and is easily scalable, allowing customers to increase bandwidth
as they grow and as more services move to the cloud."
About Nautilus, Inc.
Headquartered in Vancouver, Washington, Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE: NLS) is a
global fitness products company providing innovative, quality solutions
to help people achieve a healthy lifestyle. With a brand portfolio
including Nautilus®, Bowflex®, Schwinn®,
and Universal®, Nautilus, Inc. markets innovative fitness
products through Direct and Retail channels. Website www.nautilusinc.com
About Comcast Business
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communication solutions to help organizations of all sizes meet their
business objectives. Through a next-generation network that is backed by
24/7 technical support, Comcast delivers Business Internet, Ethernet, TV
and a full portfolio of Voice services for cost-effective, simplified
For more information, call 866-429-3085.
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