Windstream Hosted Solutions - a division of
) - will build a fourth enterprise-class data center in
Charlotte, N.C. The company has already started the designing and
construction of the 72,000-square-foot facility.
This seventh data unit in North Carolina will have multiple
10,000-square-foot data center suites and will be completed in
phases. Additionally, the center will feature facilities such as
customer workspace and build rooms, fire control systems,
superior cooling equipment, high-speed Internet connectivity and
power distribution arrangement.
There will also be on-site Network Operations Centers with staffs
working 24x7, rendering network monitoring, security, technical
and remote-hands support. This center - which is slated to open
in late 2013 - will manage Windstream's offering of cloud
computing, dedicated hardware, data storage and managed services.
This will aid the company in extending services to business
customers more efficiently at a lower cost.
Windstream - which currently has more than 20 data centers across
the U.S. - is putting in a lot of capital for developing its data
center business. Late last year, the company revealed plans to
build two data centers in Nashville, Tenn., and Durham, N.C. -
both expected to open this year. In Apr 2013, the company set up
a data center in McLean, VA.
Windstream is building these units to meet the growing demand for
cloud computing solution and managed services from customers all
over the nation. This technology aids in improving the efficiency
and accessibility of IT resources and its applications in firms.
We believe that the continuous opening of such data centers will
not only drive subscriber growth for the company but will also
improve its overall business performance, hence providing a
competitive advantage over the likes of
Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc.
Windstream currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
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