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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – June 08, 2016 — /BackupReview.info/ — Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications, today announced that it is one of the first carriers to establish a presence in QTS) new downtown Chicago mega data center”>QTS Realty Trust’s (NYSE:QTS) new downtown Chicago mega data center set to open July 1. Windstream already has presence in two other QTS data centers – one at 1033 Jefferson St. in Atlanta, Ga., and another at 6000 Technology Blvd. in Sandston, Va. With this latest partnership, as an anchor service provider in the QTS Chicago facility, Windstream is continuing its aggressive network expansion strategy – providing secure, high-performance connectivity solutions to wholesale and enterprise customers.
“Windstream’s partnership with QTS and the opening of its Chicago facility are both significant factors in easing the network traffic capacity constraints of downtown Chicago,” said Jeff Brown, director of product management and marketing for Windstream’s wholesale business unit. “QTS Chicago is an ideal location, poised to deliver new levels of connectivity and performance to both Windstream and QTS customers, especially critical as demands for bandwidth continue to increase.”
QTS operates an interconnected global platform delivering a hybrid suite of cloud computing and infrastructure services ranging from data center outsourcing, colocation, managed hosting and private cloud, managed storage, server virtualization, backup, replication, and managed security services. It is nearing completion of a highly secure 317,000-square-foot mega data center in Chicago’s downtown corridor scheduled to open July 1 with a grand opening event July 15.
As QTS Chicago customers come on board, they will be able to leverage Windstream’s fiber network – the sixth largest network in the nation, spanning more than 125,000 miles – to access Windstream’s broad solutions portfolio, including:
Other benefits of the Windstream-QTS strategic alliance include:
“We are pleased to add Windstream’s 100G network to our growing roster of Tier 1 carriers delivering robust connectivity as well as direct access to long-haul fiber networks for enterprises in the Central Business District and surrounding areas with low latency,” said Dan Bennewitz, chief operations officer, sales and marketing for QTS. “We expect this group to continue to grow as others are expressing interest in establishing a presence based on QTS’ plans for additional enterprise, government and service provider customers coming online.”
Companies interested in discussing the connectivity benefits of colocating in QTS are encouraged to schedule a meeting with Bill Winsininski. Contact him at Bill.Winsininski@Qtsdatacenters.com
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