Denver, CO — Today, Inflow Inc., a leading
provider of managed web application hosting and outsourced IT services,
announced the addition of new customer EAS, a science-based nutrition
supplement company based in Golden, Colorado. EAS is recognized as the
industry leader in active lifestyle nutrition products for elite
athletes and active individuals. EAS distributes products domestically
and internationally through direct sales and approximately 60,000 retail
“We are excited to have EAS on board,” said Leigh Wilbanks, general
manager for Inflow in Denver. “A nationally prominent company like EAS
has very stringent requirements for a managed services provider, and is
exactly the type of customer that Inflow is designed to support. We look
forward to developing our relationship further.”
“When we were evaluating providers, we were very pleased with
Inflow,” said Dan Cory, vice president of information services at EAS.
“Inflow’s pricing was reasonable, it had a process-oriented methodology
incorporating ISO 9000, and the company’s business model was very clear.
Everything was laid out well – there was no mystery.”
EAS was previously located at another provider in Seattle, WA, and
was looking to move its operations closer to its headquarters in Golden,
CO. The company was also looking to receive more reasonable pricing
with a new provider.
“Our previous provider spiked its prices during the ‘Internet boom,’
and the prices never came back down,” said Cory. “We were very price
conscious when we set out to look, and Inflow was extremely
After evaluating two other providers, EAS also chose Inflow due to
its financial viability, a proven track record and technical ability.
“We wanted to form a long-term partnership with a provider, and Inflow had everything we were looking for,” Cory added.
Inflow’s upper management team went to the EAS corporate headquarters
to make a presentation on Inflow’s secure financial position, which
proved to be an impressive visit.
Cory said that the presentation gave him and his team the opportunity
to learn about Inflow’s process orientation and leadership.
“Inflow had a very solid management team,” Cory said. “With some
companies, management is buried in the corporate layers and you don’t
know if you can ever really reach them, or if they would be able to
actually listen to your problems or affect change. When Inflow’s
management team came to see us, we could see that if we needed to get to
the high level people within the company, we would be able to do that.
They proved to us that they were both knowledgable and approachable.”
EAS receives colocation and Internet access services, Managed Security services and Managed Storage services from Inflow.
Based in Golden, Colorado, EAS is recognized as the industry leader
in active lifestyle nutrition products for elite athletes and active
individuals. EAS distributes products domestically and internationally
through direct sales and approximately 60,000 retail outlets. EAS’
mission is to be unparalleled in the knowledge gained from scientific
nutritional research and to apply that knowledge to the formulation of
the most effective and safe performance nutrition supplements. EAS
strives to develop an understanding and responsible use of those
supplements in a program rooted in exercise and healthy living to
enhance the physical and mental performance of all people who want to be
their absolute best.
Inflow provides facilities-based IT solutions to companies with
critical business and network applications. Founded in 1997, Inflow
opened its first Internet Data Center (IDC) in June 1998 and currently
serves more than 680 customers from its IDCs in 12 markets throughout
the U.S. The Company offers customers a cost-effective outsourced
alternative that is secure, redundant and fully managed. Core services
include colocation, network management, managed security services,
application management, data storage and InflowNetTM – a proprietary
Internet access service that guarantees 100% availability. Additional
services include business continuity, Intelligent Routing for Internet
access, content distribution, load balancing and remote enterprise data
In June 2002, Inflow completed an equity financing of $35 million,
bringing total capital raised to more than $300 million. Investors
include Meritage Private Equity Funds, Centennial Ventures, Telecom
Partners, Spire Capital Partners, The Halyard Capital Fund, GE Capital and PNC Equity.
For additional information and IDC locations, please visit www.inflow.com or call 877-321-2464. To call the Denver IDC or speak with Leigh Wilbanks, please call 720-932-5800.