Windstream Hosted Solutions, a North American web-hosting provider, has hosted the grand opening of its new enterprise-class data centre in Virginia.
The data centre in McLean, Virginia, is the first of its data centre plans to reach the completion stage. Just a few months ago, the company announced it would construct a brand new data centre in Durham, North Carolina. Like its Virginia centre, the North Carolina centre is also an enterprise-class facility.
After initially revealing its plans in November 2012, the company said that the Virginia centre would better serve the needs of customers wanting dedicated managed services and cloud services.
The grand opening welcomed 225 people to the ceremony. Amongst the crowd were potential clients and investors, employees, and customers. The company took groups of people on guided tours of the new centre, including along its 45,000 square feet of raised floor space.
The Windstream senior vice president of data centre operations, Chris Nicolini, said, “We are supremely proud of the state-of-the-art data centers we have opened and are building across the country.”
He also mentioned the McLean opening ceremony was a chance for customers to get a first-hand look at the new facility. Mr. Nicolini further expressed the importance of the ceremony as a chance to highlight Windstream’s commitment to improving its services and moving into the future.
The centre uses a 2N power distribution module with parallel multi-module UPS. Primarily, the centre offers unbeatable reliability by offering companies access to their data and servers all year round.
Just like in its other data centres, it will offer colocation, cloud computing, disaster recovery solutions, and managed servers. It also expects this data centre to help it in improving the efficiency of its services, as well as offering more resources to better serve its growing customer base.