Windstream to Build 21,000-Sq.-Ft. LEED Gold Data Center

By Eliza Theiss, Associate Editor Little Rock, Ark.-based Windstream Corp. has announced that Windstream Hosted Solutions will open a new data center in Nashville. Windstream Hosted Solutions is a provider of enterprise-class managed hosting solutions, boasting a nationwide network of data centers. The new facility will be an enterprise-class data center of 21,000 square feet, [...]

Little Rock, Ark.-based Windstream Corp. has announced that Windstream Hosted Solutions will open a new data center in Nashville. Windstream Hosted Solutions is a provider of enterprise-class managed hosting solutions, boasting a nationwide network of data centers.

The new facility will be an enterprise-class data center of 21,000 square feet, featuring 10,000 square feet of raised-floor data center space. The facility will feature a Tier III modular design for easy capacity expansion as needed, 360 tons of cooling capacity that will keep a constant indoor temperature of 74 degrees Fahrenheit, a 2500kVa utility capacity that is capable of increasing to 12500kVa, and redundant OC-192 10Gbps circuits that connect to multiple Windstream core POP sites with fully redundant peering. In addition, the facility will feature a fully staffed, nonstop Onsite Network Operations Center that will provide network and facility security, monitoring, and technical support.

Another major feature of the development will be its energy efficiency and eco-conscious design, as all Windstream data centers are built to LEED Gold standards. Keeping in line with Windstreams green code, the facility will implement sustainable and environmentally conscious design, construction, operation and maintenance.

“Our customers demand a superior level of services and reliability, and these new centers, like all of Windstream’s facilities, are designed to exceed their expectations,” declared Kip Turco, Windstream’s senior vice president of data center operations, in a press release. “[The data centers] are being built to the highest specifications and will enable Windstream to provide the level of service businesses demand, ranging from point-managed solutions such as managed security or storage to the complete delivery of Infrastructure as a Service.”

The Nashville facility is expected to become operational in 2013. Windstream has been steadily increasing its data center network throughout 2013 by opening a location in Little Rock, Ark. earlier this year, as well as a recently completed facility in McLean, Va.

Windstream Hosted Solutions provides managed and dedicated hosting options, including co-location, cloud computing and disaster recovery. Windstream Corp. offers network communications—including cloud computing and managed services—to businesses throughout the U.S., as well as broadband, phone and digital TV services to preponderantly rural area consumers.

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