Windstream to Acquire North Carolina Data Center

Windstream Hosted Solutions will be the tenant for the brand new data center which is being built by Compass Data centers in Durham. Due to open in 2013, the new facility will be the third data center in the Raleigh-Durham area, as the customer base is expanding for cloud computing solutions and managed services. Previously Compass and Windstream collaborated on a data center project in the Nashville


The current 22,000 square foot facility in Durham will be extended to 88,000 square feet, and that will be built as a Tier III facility. It is a modular design based for easy capacity expansion which will be needed as capacity (with expansion available), 360 tons of cooling, and redundant OC-192 10 Gbps circuits which is connected to multiple Windstream core POP sites with fully repetitious peering. “Windstream is committed to providing the personalized service businesses demand, ranging from point managed solutions such as managed security or storage to the complete delivery of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS),” said Kip Turco, Windstream senior vice president of data center operations. “The Raleigh-Durham market is a critical area of growth for Windstream, and our new Durham data center will provide customers with the highest level of services and reliability.”

Not long ago, Windstream announced the opening of an enterprise-class data center in McLean, Virginia as the suburban Nashville facility. Windstream currently has SSAE 16 compliant enterprise data centers all over U.S to provide services for the growing demand for cloud computing. Data Center Talk updates its resources everyday. Visit us to know of the latest technology and standards from the data center world. Please leave your views and comments on DCT Forum


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