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Windstream To Open Third North Carolina Data Center

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This overview of Compass Datacenters’ prototype shows the company’s approach to data center design, featuring a main data hall with no columns. (Image: Compass Datacenters).

Windstream Hosted Solutions will be the tenant in a new enterprise-class data center being built by Compass Datacenters in Durham, North Carolina, the companies said this week. Scheduled to open in 2013, the new facility will be the third in the Raleigh-Durham area, as customer demand for cloud computing solutions and managed services continues to grow. Compass and Windstream previously teamed on a data center project in the Nashville market.

The 22,000 square foot facility in Durham will be expandable to 88,000 square feet, and will be built as a Tier III facility. Designed as modular for easy capacity expansion as needed it will feature 2500 kVa of utility capacity (with expansion available), 360 tons of cooling, and redundant OC-192 10 Gbps circuits connecting each center to multiple Windstream core POP sites with fully redundant peering.

“Windstream is committed to providing the personalized service businesses demand, ranging from point managed solutions such as managed security or storage to the complete delivery of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS),” said Kip Turco, Windstream senior vice president of data center operations. “The Raleigh-Durham market is a critical area of growth for Windstream, and our new Durham data center will provide customers with the highest level of services and reliability.”

The company recently announced completion of an enterprise-class data center in McLean, Virginia as the suburban Nashville facility. Windstream has SSAE 16 compliant enterprise data centers across the U.S. to serve the growing demand for cloud computing and managed services.

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John Rath is a veteran IT professional and regular contributor at Data Center Knowledge. He has served many roles in the data center, including support, system administration, web development and facility management.

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