In order to increase its data center line-up,
) -- one of the largest U.S. rural local exchange carriers (RLEC)
- has recently set up a data center in McLean, VA.
The 65,000 square feet stand-alone data center, built with
superior specifications and infrastructure will serve the
business and retail customers dealing with Internet, cloud and
managed IT services.
The facility is being constructed to cope with the growing
demand for data center and managed services from customers all
over the nation. The unit will also lend support to Windstream
Hosted Solutions to manage its huge network of cloud computing
solution. This technology aids in improving the efficiency and
accessibility of IT resources and its applications in firms.
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.
Windstream reported somber fourth quarter and full year 2012
results, mainly attributable to low contributions from voice and
long distance units, reduced intrastate access rates along with
loss of subscribers. It also missed the top and bottom line of
the Zacks Consensus Estimate.
So, we believe that continuous opening of such data centers
will not only drive subscriber growth for the company but will
also improve its overall business performance, hence giving a
cutting edge over the other industry players, namely,
Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc.
Windstream currently carries a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell).
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