Windstream's McLean, Virginia Data Center is designed to meet the growing demand for cloud services, managed services and other enterprise-class data center services.

It's designed to meet the most demanding requirements, delivering the highest level of security, safety, redundancy, reliability, scalability and technology to ensure your systems, applications and data are safe and secure. Our McLean Data Center is audited under HIPAA, PCI DSS, SSAE-16 SOC 1 Type II, SOC 2 Type II and SOC 3 standards annually and is built with 2N power distribution and parallel multi-module uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) to ensure access to servers, applications and data and meet the most stringent around the clock requirements of today’s businesses.

  • 65,000 sq. ft. data center with 45,000 sq. ft. of raised floor
  • Secured customer cages and cabinets available
  • On-site Network Operations Center (NOC)


  • Fully 2N A-side and B-side power distribution design
  • Automated failover between electrical systems
  • 6,000kVA of utility capacity
  • Upstream utility switching between substations
  • Four 1MW Cummings/Katolite generators with 20,000 gallons of fuel capacity
  • Partnerships with multiple fuel vendors for fuel delivery
  • Generators tested weekly at no load and quarterly at full load
  • Redundant A-side and B-side ASCO 7000 series Automatic Transfer Switches (ATS)
  • Both the A-side and B-side electrical systems have two paralleled 750kVA high-efficiency GE UPS systems per side
  • Total of four 750kVA GE UPS systems expandable to eight
  • True 2N UPS redundancy in each electrical system
  • 1,215kW of usable UPS capacity expandable to 2,430kW
Power Distribution
  • A-side/B-side ATS, main switchboards, UPS systems and PDUs
  • The fast detection and switching capability of the STS PDU (<4ms) allow for uninterrupted power (even for single power-supplied equipment)
  • Each customer cabinet will have redundant A-side and B-side power feeds


  • 2N cooling tower redundancy
  • 2N chilled water pump redundancy
  • N+1 chiller redundancy
  • N backup DX air-cooled chiller
  • Dual loop chilled water
  • N+1 CRAH units dual fed from A-side and B-side sources

Fire Suppression/Smoke Detection

  • Dry-pipe, pre-action sprinkler
  • Multi-zoned smoke/heat detection system


  • Connected to multiple Windstream core POP sites via redundant OC-192 10Gbps circuits
  • No single point of failure - each circuit is on a diverse path
  • Fully redundant core network gear within the data center
  • Fully redundant peering with multiple Tier-1 ISPs
  • Carrier-neutral facilities

Onsite Staff 24 x 7 x 365

  • Windstream Hosted Solutions maintains an on-site support NOC and Engineering staff 24 x 7 x 365
  • On-site staff provides facility and network monitoring, security and technical/remote-hands support


  • Windstream utilizes a suite of monitoring tools and methods to provide proactive notification of server or service-affecting outages
  • The health and operation of all critical infrastructure, environmental conditions and power usage is monitored by a building control system

Data Center Security Access

Authorized individuals can access the data center 24 hours a day.

Authorized individuals include:
  • On-site and pre-authorized Windstream Hosted Solutions employees
  • Contractors performing routine and/or emergency maintenance within the facility
Security controls include:
  • Card access system
  • Electronic verification by Windstream Hosted Solutions personnel
  • Biometric identity access system
  • Video surveillance and capture to DVR
  • 24 x 7 x 365 on-site personnel

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