Windstream Joins HP PartnerOne Program

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In a deal that will impact a large number of cloud resellers, Windstream and HP will team to provide hosted services built on HP’s Helion and infrastructure platforms.

“HP’s PartnerOne program will bring HP product innovation and R&D investment, enabling us to deliver better solutions to our customers,” said Rob Carter, vice president of data-center marketing for Windstream. “We have successfully partnered with HP on individual projects in the past, but solidifying a formal relationship the HP PartnerOne program will drive even greater success across our combined footprint and both sales organizations. Our cloud solutions portfolio, utilizing HP technologies, including HP Helion, showcases this … partnership and expands HP success within the cloud marketplace.”

Visit with Windstream at booth 807 at Cloud Partners, a Channel Partners event, Sept. 16-18, in Boston. Also, Efrain Rovira, vice president, HP Cloud Channel Worldwide, will take part in the keynote panel, “From Product Pushing to Problem Solving.”

Through HP PartnerOne, Windstream can offer new and existing HP customers technology that includes private cloud (adaptable cloud-based server infrastructure and HP 3PAR storage); backup as a service (automated backup, continuity and business recovery); and replication as a service (automated critical business-information storage and database survivability).

“As IT departments need to increasingly off-load routine tasks and better predict expenses, they need a new style of computing,” said Chuck Adams, sales director and cloud business development, HP Service Provider Sales. “Windstream’s IT as-a-Service (ITaaS) provides our joint customers with robust, cost-effective managed-cloud services, freeing their IT departments to focus on business-critical tasks.  Additionally, our customers can easily accommodate changing demands while paying only for the resources they use.”

The services are available to businesses of all sizes, the companies said.

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