Windstream is known for being one of the most reliable telecommunications networks in the United States. Windstream has recently announced a new deal in which the company will begin selling cloud-ready solutions based on HP’s technology. Windstream says that it has joined the HP PartnerOne program which allows it become a vendor of hosted solutions built on the HP Helion platform.
Windstream offers several cloud options already including Disaster Recovery as a Service, colocation and managed cloud services. Windstream works with a variety of businesses that must adhere to strict industry regulations such as HIPAA or PCI-DSS. This gives Windstream the ability to offer compliant cloud solutions regardless if the customer decides to build a public, private or hybrid cloud within their infrastructure.
“HP’s PartnerOne program will bring HP product innovation and R&D investment, enabling us to deliver better solutions to our customers,” mentions vice president of data center marketing for Windstream, Rob Carter.
“We have successfully partnered with HP on individual projects in the past, but solidifying a formal relationship the HP PartnerOne program will drive even greater success across our combined footprint and both sales organizations. Our cloud solutions portfolio, utilizing HP technologies, including HP Helion, showcases this best-in-class partnership and expands HP success within the cloud marketplace,” Carter adds.
Cost and convenience are probably two of the most important factors a CIO faces when deciding whether or not to move operations into the cloud. Through Windstream’s new partnership with HP, it can deliver both. Three of the most popular services that Windstream will offer through the PartnerOne program are Private Cloud, Backup as a Service and Replication as a Service. By being able to focus on the cloud services that small to medium sized businesses need the most, Windstream will be better equipped to handle the emerging needs of its clients.