Blog Posts for Colocation

Speaking the Same Language: Channel Partners, Cloud Providers, and the Definition of “Cloud”

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Once considered the next big technology trend, the cloud has forever changed the landscape of technology and is definitely here to stay. Many cloud providers and channel partners struggle with how to clearly define the cloud and all that it offers. However, as Windstream works together with our own channel partners to deliver cloud services to businesses across the country, our goal is to remove that obstacle. 

Live from Cloud Partners: Session Overview—Colocation & the Cloud

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We’re up bright and early at Cloud Partners this morning to hear our very own Windstream Cloud Evangelist, Kent Landry, speak in a session titled, “Colocation & the Cloud.” Moderated by Ian Kienlinger, CEO of a valuable Windstream partner, Avant Communications, the session featured Dick O’Hara of NaviSite and Guy Lupi of Internap, who weighed in with Kent on the rise of outsourcing colocation and cloud services and the increasing need for cloud service providers (CSP) to be flexible.

Spotlight Market: Paramus, New Jersey

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Q&A with Peter Murray, Business Sales Director for Windstream

Across the nation, businesses rely on advanced network communication solutions to conduct day-to-day operations, compete in a global marketplace and remain financially profitable. Northern New Jersey is no exception, so to support those local businesses with data, voice, network and cloud solutions and help provide a competitive edge, Windstream has recently opened a new sales office in Paramus, NJ.  We sat down for a few minutes with Peter Murray, Business Sales Director for the new Paramus office, to talk about his team, his new digs, and his thoughts on what sets Windstream apart from the competition in Paramus.  

Meet Chris Nicolini: Our Data Centers’ Big Data Secret Weapon

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Today, Windstream Hosted Solutions’ data center operations include 25 data centers across the country—with plans to open more this year—and a full suite of cloud computing, dedicated hardware, data storage and managed services. Just seven short years ago, with only five lower-tier data centers, no one could have predicted Windstream’s growth in this booming technology space.

Checklist for Selecting a Data Center

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By now, you’ve probably figured out that we think outsourcing your data center to a trusted third party is a pretty wise decision—not only from a financial perspective, but from an operational one as well. When selecting a data center however, due diligence is still the name of the game: you shouldn’t simply pick up the phone and call the first data center provider listed, nor should you merely take the word of a friend or colleague vouching for a provider.

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