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Apr 12, 2012

Windstream Opens Little Rock Data Center

State-of-the-art facility protects companies’ critical data and equipment 24/7

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Windstream Hosted Solutions, one of the premier providers of enterprise-class managed hosting solutions, today announced the opening of its newest data center in Little Rock. The center was designed to meet the growing demand for cloud-based and dedicated managed services, underscoring Windstream’s commitment to its customer base nationwide.

The 30,000-square-foot data center is specifically built to meet the constantly evolving, stringent requirements of 24/7, “always on” companies. Designed with 2N power distribution and parallel uninterruptable power supplies (UPS), Windstream Hosted Solutions’ new data center ensures companies that access to their servers, applications and data will be available at any hour.

Windstream has data centers located in or near major metropolitan areas from coast-to-coast, including Boston, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Phoenix and more.

To celebrate the formal opening of the new Windstream data center, Windstream will hold an invitation-only grand opening event on April 19. Windstream President and CEO Jeff Gardner, Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe, and Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola will be in attendance.

“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 Windstream data center provides circuit redundancies that ensure no single point of failure.  In addition, all core network gear within the data center is fully redundant as well.  These features are consistent with Windstream’s ability to provide a total range of services, ranging from Internet access to the secure protection and management of a company’s infrastructure. They help ensure that Windstream Hosted Solutions’ customers consistently remain online, a key requirement for virtually any company operating in today’s economy.

The Little Rock data center also features:
  • 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

A trusted data center partner to both small- to mid-size businesses as well as large Fortune 100 companies, Windstream Hosted Solutions provides enterprise-class
managed hosting solutions for data storage, cloud computing, network and security, OS management, middleware service management, DBA services and disaster recovery.
 
About Windstream
Windstream Corp. (Nasdaq: WIN) is a leading provider of advanced network communications, including cloud computing and managed services, to businesses nationwide. The company also offers broadband, phone and digital TV services to consumers primarily in rural areas. Windstream has more than $6 billion in annual revenues and is listed on the S&P 500 index. For more information, visit www.windstream.com.




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