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Nexcom Chooses Windstream Hosted Solutions for Cloud Services

Friday, July 27, 2012

Nexcom Chooses Windstream Hosted Solutions for Cloud Services07:19 EDT Friday, July 27, 2012CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 27, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Windstream Hosted Solutions (Nasdaq:WIN), one of the nation's premier providers of enterprise-class managed hosting solutions, announced an agreement with Nexcom, under which Nexcom will utilize Windstream's full line of cloud-based services as it targets small- and mid-sized companies with mobile workforces. Nexcom said it will take advantage of Windstream's offerings to provide secure access to data for its clients, especially at companies with workers and customers that must have constant availability to corporate-critical information, regardless of where they are located or what time of day they need it. Nexcom, based in Charlotte, has increasingly relied on cloud computing to succeed in business, offering applications that enable its clients to better track compliance and sales. The company had previously relied on another firm to host its servers, but said that firm wasn't able to comprehend the requirements of an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) implementation. "They were good at renting selling space in their data centers, and selling Internet access to go with it," says Chris Allison, Nexcom's president and chief executive officer. "Running an infrastructure in the cloud requires a higher level of both technological and business process understanding. Windstream Hosted Solutions gets it. The company helped us design a migration to the cloud from our old provider, which makes it easier for us to work with our clients in designing cloud-based solutions as well." Allison says Nexcom will offer Windstream Hosted Solutions' cloud IaaS offering to its clients as well, noting that he has been continually impressed by Windstream's reliability of service and consistent level of support. "Through its capabilities, we are able to offer our mobility services to companies with as few as 100 seats," he added. Windstream Hosted Solutions' IaaS offerings include a complete portfolio of cloud and physical IT infrastructure, 24/7 full-service management, monitoring, security and support, with the option to add multiple managed services on an as-needed basis at a fraction of what companies pay today. IaaS from Windstream Hosted Solutions allows firms to do just that, enabling them to focus on their core business, not the IT infrastructure.  "Companies like Nexcom know that their services must be constantly available, and they must be able to quickly grow their capacity to handle the increasing demands of their clients," said Don Perkins, Windstream vice president of Business Marketing.  For more information about Windstream Hosted Solutions, visit www.windstreambusiness.com.About Windstream Windstream Corp. (Nasdaq:WIN) 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. For more information, visit www.windstream.com. The Windstream Corporation logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=7044CONTACT: Media Contact Alice Hartnett, 704-887-0327 Alice.hartnett@windstream.com