Windstream Hosted Solutions opens Nashville data center

Windstream Hosted Solutions (Nasdaq: WIN), the group responsible for the ILEC's data center and cloud services, on Monday unveiled plans to expand its growing base of data center operations with a new center in Nashville, Tenn.

Set to be opened next year, the data center will offer 21,000 square feet with 10,000 square feet of raised floor space.

Besides offering floor and rack space, the new center will support the group's set of public, private and hybrid cloud solutions, including colocation, cloud computing and disaster recovery.

Kip Turco, senior vice president of data center operations at Windstream, said in a release that the new data centers are "green" and are being built to LEED Gold standards, a framework used to identify and implement "practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions."

Nashville is just one of many new data center investments the telco has made this year. It has made similar moves with the opening of new data centers in McLean, Va., last month and earlier in Little Rock, Ark.  

These new facilities are part of a broader data center and managed service expansion effort the telco plans to carry out throughout 2013.

Business services have become a bigger part of Windstream's revenue mix. In Q3 2012, the big revenue contributors in Windstream's business revenue mix were data and integrated services, which rose 9 percent year-over-year to $388 million.

For more:
- see the release

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