EarthLink, an IT services and communications provider, has announced the launch of three new EarthLink Business IT Services packaged solutions.

The following new packages are designed to simplify the cloud so businesses can leverage the benefits of virtualization services:

Cloud Launch Pad: designed for organizations that want to leverage the benefits of a virtual environment or that currently run VMware environments and need additional elastic computing capacity. The Cloud Launch Pad empowers the customer to extend their current VMware environment and scale their IT applications and compute capacity into the cloud.  EarthLink's Cloud Launch Pad service provides a VMware environment for those seeking additional virtualization capacity or looking for interoperable capability with their existing VMware virtualized platform.

Cloud Entry Bundle: designed for customers that have not virtualized or have limited IT capital or operating budget. This bundle provides scalable computing capacity plus the benefits of hosted Microsoft Exchange 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint foundation for collaboration.

Benefits of both the Cloud Entry and Cloud Launch Pad bundles include rapid deployment, elimination of certain capital costs, easy administration with snapshot and cloning, and performance guarantees with service level agreements (SLAs). Both Cloud Launch Pad and Cloud Entry Bundle are offered with a fully managed option and other levels of support to meet customer needs.

Secure Email Bundle: designed for organizations that require an email suite for secure collaboration and file transfer due to certain industry compliance regulations. This bundle includes Zimbra, antivirus, anti-spam, email archive, email encryption, secure email branded portal and secure file transfer portal. Benefits include access to email, contacts, calendars and files from anywhere at any time; increased productivity by collaborating securely with coworkers, customers and partners; alleviating the cost burden of purchasing certain licenses and backup software; employing experts to maintain and manage the email platform; and maintained data security with a hosted email platform in a secure SSAE 16 compliant data center.