Windstream has joined HP's PartnerOne Program where it will deliver hosted solutions built on HP Helion and infrastructure platforms for its growing cloud customer base.
Under the terms of the agreement, Windstream will be able to apply HP's product innovation and R&D investment in delivering cloud services to a mix of small, medium, and enterprise customers.
Through HP PartnerOne, Windstream will offer new and existing HP customers a number of its key cloud-based services, including Private Cloud, Backup as a Service (BaaS), and Replication as a Service (RaaS).
With the Private Cloud service, customers can chose HP's cloud-based server infrastructure and HP 3PAR storage options.
The BaaS service will offer automated backup, continuity and business recovery service, while RaaS will give customers automated critical business information storage and database survivability.
Establishing partnerships with major integrators like HP, a company that has wide brand recognition with all levels of businesses for computing products, makes sense for Windstream as it looks to further its market share in the growing cloud market. The telco can leverage HP's channels to deepen relationships with existing and potentially new customers that are not familiar with Windstream's cloud offerings.
Cloud continues to be a growing factor in Windstream's revenue portfolio. During the second quarter of 2015, enterprise IP-based solutions and next generation data and enterprise service revenues were $485 million, up 3.5 percent from the same period a year ago.
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