Windstream Enterprise (WE), a managed communications service provider, today unveiled a new, unprecedented solution for hybrid cloud enterprise networks with the launch of WINpod, a service within their award-winning Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) suite. WINpod, powered by Windstream Enterprise, enables 100 percent uptime and unparalleled resiliency for businesses’ critical applications.
With WINpod, enterprises move their primary data center to a secure, Windstream Enterprise-owned and controlled cabinet on-premises. WINpod leverages Avaya’s XCaaS technology to support on-premises data centers and connects to a back-up, geo-redundant data center in the cloud, providing complete protection for mission-critical applications such as SpectraLink, CRM, and local copper/PRI trunking in the event of a network outage.
“From healthcare to financial services, organizations require survivability for unexpected events,” said Layne Levine, president of Windstream Enterprise. “Peace of mind comes from knowing that the technology behind your network is managed by two of the most innovative and customer-oriented providers in the business. Customers deserve this level of confidence in their networks.”
WINpod is ideal for mission-critical environments that leverage Windstream Enterprise UCaaS Powered by Avaya, have 500 to 10,000 UC and contact center seats, and which require a blended cloud network. Businesses can amortize the on-premises cabinet, rack, servers, UPS and labor of the contract term, making WINpod a competitive, cost-effective solution.
“Our customers have a variety of different network needs, architectures and legacy systems, so we are always innovating new ways to help them leverage their previous investments, while still taking advantage of modern technology,” said Levine.
Windstream Holdings is a privately held communications and software company. Windstream offers managed communications services, including SD-WAN and UCaaS, and high-capacity bandwidth and transport services to businesses across the U.S. The company also provides premium broadband, entertainment and security services through an enhanced fiber network and 5G fixed wireless service to consumers and small and midsize businesses primarily in rural areas in 18 states. Additional information is available at windstream.com or windstreamenterprise.com. Follow us on Twitter at @Windstream.