Windstream Opens ‘Reliable,’ ‘Secure’ Data Center

Windstream Hosted Solutions has opened what it calls a state-of-the-art, 30,000-square-foot data center in the company’s hometown of Little Rock, Ark.

Designed to meet the growing demand for cloud-based and dedicated managed services, the facility provides circuit redundancies designed to ensure no single point of failure. All core network gear within the data center is fully redundant as well, the company said.

As more companies realize the benefits of cloud-based services, the demand for data centers that provide enhanced offerings and greater security has skyrocketed,” said Kip Turco, Windstream Hosted Solutions senior vice president of data center operations. We have gone to great lengths to ensure that the services supplied to our business customers through the Little Rock data center are reliable, giving us the ability to provide the most secure and solid service available.”

The new data center is designed with contingencies that keep power from being disrupted and ensures that companies have access to their servers, applications and data 24/7.

Features include:

  • An onsite Network Operations Center (NOC), staffed by Windstream professionals 24/7/365
  • 2N power distribution, with exceptionally high levels of resiliency
  • Redundant HVAC facilities, with 900 tons of cooling capacity
  • Monitoring/control system that continually checks the health and operation of all critical functionalities
  • Sophisticated fire detection and suppression systems
  • A full suite of public, private, and hybrid cloud services
  • Cloud-based Disaster Recovery as a Service

Windstream has other data centers include Boston, Charlotte, Philadelphia and Phoenix.

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