Windstream lights up data center in Nashville, brings total to 27 nationwide

Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN) Hosted Solutions, the telco's data center and managed service subsidiary, has added Nashville, Tenn. to its growing roster of data center sites, announcing a new 22,000 square foot facility.

The service provider will deliver its line of cloud computing, data storage and managed services. The data center services will complement its suite of VoIP, SIP trunking, MPLS and dedicated high-speed Internet services that it already delivers to area businesses.

Offering 10,000 square feet of raised floor space, the center's Tier 3 modular design allows it to be expanded to accommodate more capacity as needed. It also includes a 24x7 onsite support network operations center (NOC) and engineering staff that will provide facilities and network monitoring, security, and support.

Data centers and cloud services are two of many growth initiatives for Windstream as it looks to take a greater share of the larger enterprise services market.

Since purchasing Hosted Solutions in 2010, it has grown its data center footprint from from four to 27. By the end of the year, it said it will have a total of 28 centers located throughout the United States.

Besides expanding its data center footprint organically, the service provider is focusing its efforts on integrating Paetec's assets into its larger fold and has no immediate plans for further acquisitions.  

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