LITTLE ROCK, Ark. and TROY, MI. — Windstream (NASDAQ: WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications, today announced that it will provide optical Wave services to ManagedWay, connecting select data centers in the Metro Detroit market. ManagedWay—a Troy, Mich.-based company, providing cloud, data center, Internet, transport and IT managed services to business organizations—recently announced the opening of its state-of-the-art, 45,000-square-foot data center in Troy, a facility incorporating the latest advancements for business reliability, security and efficiency.
Recognized for its outstanding client support programs and 24/7 on-site IT certified professionals, ManagedWay has already attracted thousands of business customers. With the addition of Windstream’s highly available optical Wave services to strengthen networking between the Troy location and its Byron Center facility in Grand Rapids, Mich., ManagedWay will be even better equipped to secure business opportunities across its key industry segments including technology, advertising, education and manufacturing firms. Fortifying connectivity between the two major centers provides the additional redundancy and security required to successfully operate large scale data center facilities.
“Windstream’s Wave service is a perfect solution to fit ManagedWay’s needs, with their rapid business growth,” said Tom Brown, vice president of sales for Windstream’s wholesale business unit. “Adding this additional bandwidth allows ManagedWay to keep onboarding new customers quickly and seamlessly, while maintaining the flow of critical daily business operations between their data centers.”
Windstream’s Wave services support today’s massive data demands – cloud computing, multimedia and bandwidth intensive applications – with speeds ranging from 1G to 100G, over Windstream’s 125,000 mile fiber network, the sixth largest in the nation. The customizable, scalable solutions offer low-latency, secure, completely transparent and dedicated end-to-end transport with multiple diversity and protection options.
ManagedWay’s Troy facility is a premier data center which is both technologically and geographically ideal for security and market accessibility. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association rated Troy as a top ten city in the United States safest from natural disasters. The area is also situated in an excellent location in terms of market accessibility, meaning that it sits within 500 miles of a high percentage of the U.S. and Canadian population.
“The alliance with Windstream is a natural fit for us, especially with the significant benefit it brings to our customers – the always-on connectivity between our centers in this market,” said Robert Sanders, President and CEO of ManagedWay. “ManagedWay has experienced significant growth over the past couple of years, and this partnership paves the way for continued success while bringing additional capabilities to our clients.”
ManagedWay is an industry leader in cloud computing, fiber optic internet and colocation services with multiple data centers in Troy MI (Metro Detroit) and Byron Center MI (Grand Rapids). The company is SOC 2 Type II compliant, operating highly secure, scalable and redundant data centers. ManagedWay is recognized for its unparalleled ‘Support Shield’ which promises on-site IT professionals on a 24/7/365 basis to ensure “IT peace of mind”. ManagedWay provides high bandwidth Internet services via hundreds of miles of fiber optic cable.
Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIN), a FORTUNE 500 company, is a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions for consumers, small businesses, enterprise organizations and carrier partners across the U.S. Windstream offers bundled services, including broadband, security solutions, voice and digital TV to consumers. The company also provides data, cloud solutions, unified communications and managed services to business and enterprise clients. The company supplies core transport solutions on a local and long-haul fiber-optic network spanning more than 125,000 miles. Additional information is available at windstream.com. Please visit our newsroom at news.windstream.com or follow us on Twitter at @Windstream.