Windstream adds space to Boston data center and plans Arkansas expansion

Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN) has wrapped up the expansion of its Boston, Ma.-based data center to take advantage of the growing need for near-term data center and future cloud computing needs.

By adding 10,000 sq ft of raised floor at its Charlestown, Ma.-based data center, the center now boasts a total raised floor capacity of 25,000 sq ft and 2MW of power capacity.

Kip Turco, Windstream's senior VP of data center operations, told DatacenterDynamics that the ILEC expanded the Boston data center in response to a shortage of data center space in the city.

Following the opening of a data center in Charlotte, NC, Boston may be the latest city where Windstream has expanded its data center footprint, but it certainly won't be the last. "The Boston data center is one of several facilities in our portfolio being expanded, and we expect to extend our footprint into other markets in the near future."

One of the new markets where it will expand its data center capabilities next is in Little Rock, Ark., but right now the service provider is not revealing any specifics about its plan for that facility.  

For more:
- DatacenterDynamics has this article

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