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Windstream Announces Plans for New Data Center in Charlotte
By Craig Galbraith
June 03, 2013 - News
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Windstream Hosted Solutions is poised to open yet another new, enterprise-class data center later this year, this one in Charlotte, N.C.

Design and construction have already started. When complete, it will be a 72,000-square-foot facility with multiple 10,000-square-foot data center suites, delivered in a phased approach. The new data center is Windstream's fourth in Charlotte and its seventh in North Carolina. The data center will be equipped to handle Windstream's full suite of cloud computing, dedicated hardware, data storage, and managed services, helping business customers more efficiently manage resources and reduce costs.

The new Windstream Hosted Solutions data center will feature: a 2N modular design for easy capacity expansion as needed; customer workspace and build rooms; high-efficiency chillers with 450 tons of 2N day 1 cooling capacity expandable to 1350 tons; access to multi-tenant infrastructure, such as enterprise cloud, EMC and NetApp SAN/NAS, F5 GTM/LTM platforms, as well as Cisco and Juniper network and security platforms; and more.

Windstream Hosted Solutions says it offers a robust cloud-computing solution that dramatically improves the efficiency and availability of IT resources and applications for enterprise businesses, allowing them to rapidly implement cloud services without capital investments so they can reshape their environment on demand. The Hosted Solutions suite includes public, private, and hybrid cloud products, available to businesses nationwide. These managed and dedicated hosting solutions, combined with Windstream's full lineup of advanced network communications and technology products — including voice and data services such as VoIP, SIP trunking, MPLS, and dedicated high-speed internet — allow Windstream to offer its customers a complete set of integrated services, the company said.

"This newest data center represents our commitment to providing customers with the highest level of services and reliability in order to meet the changing needs of their businesses," said Chris Nicolini, senior vice president of data center operations for Windstream Hosted Solutions.

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