News : Windstream Deploys Infinera Cloud Xpress for Data Center Interconnect in Chicago
Sunnyvale, CA, USA, April 12, 2016 -- Infinera, provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, and Windstream (NASDAQ: WIN), a provider of network communications, announced the deployment of the Infinera Cloud Xpress to provide pre-provisioned high speed connections between data centers in Chicago. As a provider of large bandwidth transport solutions, data center interconnect represents a significant revenue opportunity for Windstream. The Cloud Xpress enables Windstream to efficiently serve its data center interconnect customers with hyper-scale density, operational simplicity and low power consumption.
With its initial Cloud Xpress deployment in Chicago, Windstream is connecting two data center locations within the Lakeside Technology Center at 350 East Cermak.
"We selected the Infinera Cloud Xpress to provide data center interconnect services to our customers because it is an extremely simple and highly scalable plug-and-play solution," said Art Nichols, Vice President of Engineering Architecture & Planning at Windstream. "Windstream is working actively with Infinera and several other key technology partners to employ SDN for creation and management of optical services across its metro and long-haul transport network in 2016."
"With our initial deployment of Cloud Xpress, we are able to meet the growing bandwidth needs of our customers needing connectivity to high demand Internet Exchange facilities like 350 Cermak," said Joe Scattareggia, Senior Vice President of Sales for Windstream Carrier Solutions.
"We are pleased that Windstream continues to invest in Infinera's Intelligent Transport Network solutions," said Bob Jandro, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Infinera. "With the Cloud Xpress, Windstream accelerates its network service delivery to its data center interconnect customers. We look forward to greater adoption of Cloud Xpress as the company expands its data center interconnection initiatives."
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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Windstream Corp. is a leading provider of advanced network communications, including cloud computing and managed services, to businesses nationwide. The company also offers broadband, phone and digital TV services to consumers primarily in rural areas. Windstream has more than $6 billion in annual revenues and is listed on the S&P 500 index.
Published: Wednesday, April 13, 2016