Roundup: Expedient, IO, Windstream

Expedient completes one data center expansion and begins another, IO announces modular data center deal with Nerds in the City, Windstream Hosted Solutions launches updated cloud hosting platform.

Here's our review of noteworthy links for the data center industry for October 10th:

Expedient Completes Data Center Expansion - Cleveland managed hosting provider Expedient Communications has completed a power plant upgrade project at its original Garfield Heights data center and started an expansion project to double the size of its second data center within the Cleveland area. In January 2011, Expedient announced an expansion and upgrade plan for all 6 of their markets, beginning with Cleveland. The multi-million dollar upgrades expanded on previous investments in raised floor space, infrastructure and related power and cooling capacities of Expedient’s eight data centers to meet client demand for additional resources. The $2 million upgrade to the NEO 151 data center in Cleveland was completed in order to meet the power capacity demands of the growing customer base within Expedient’s original Cleveland Data Center.

IO Announces Contract with Nerds in the City - IO, the leading provider of next-generation modular data center technology and services, announced today that it has been awarded a contract with Nerds in the City, a leading provider of IT services and solutions for small and medium-sized businesses. As part of the agreement, IO will provide Nerds in the City with Data Center as a Service (DCaaS) at IO New Jersey, delivered through its modular technology platform IO Anywhere.

Windstream Launches New Cloud Platform - Managed hosting provider Windstream Hosted Solutions has announced the launch of its new cloud computing platform. Windstream Hosted Solutions said the new offering incorporates significant technology enhancements to Windstream Hosted Solutions’ existing cloud services offering, including solutions from industry leaders such as VMware, NetApp, EMC and more to provide a comprehensive solution that can serve businesses’ production and disaster recovery requirements. Windstream Hosted Solutions introduced cloud capacity at its Charlotte facility in response to the increased demand from prospects and clients for hybrid cloud connectivity. The company noted that while some customers do not need to be physically near their cloud implementation, others have requested the flexibility to tie in colocation and other backend systems that are still best suited for physical servers. With this trend continuing, Windstream plans several more deployments across the country in early 2012.