Windstream Holdings: Faster and Better Recovery with Multiple Replication Options

Anthony W. Thomas, CEO
At any point in time, data loss and downtime can lead to loss of revenue, declined eminence, and unproductive staff, affecting an organization’s infrastructure. This is precisely the reason why disaster recovery or business continuity plan is an essential safeguard in today’s business world. When looking into recovery options, companies want a solution that quickly revives business recovery speed which often depends largely on bandwidth and the storage methods used. Little Rock-based Fortune 500 company, Windstream [NASDAQ: WIN], has a special focus on industry-specific business continuity program. For businesses that must maintain regulatory compliance, Wind¬stream provides the necessary tools to adhere to all government and industry regulations for record retention and disaster recovery for essential data. Windstream delivers enterprise-class data, voice, network, and cloud solutions with superior performance, enhanced security, and exceptional reliability to businesses nation¬wide through a single point of contact.

DRaas provides flexible replication options that allow organizations to continually replicate critical servers, applications, and data into cloud

The company’s Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solves IT challenges, providing data storage, replication, and managed restoration in an affordable, efficient, and reliable manner. “DRaas provides flexible replication options that allow organizations to continually replicate critical servers, applications, and data into cloud,” asserts Tony Thomas, CEO at Windstream. “Our Cloud-to-Cloud business continuity and disaster recovery technology leverages enterprise-class cloud replication software from Zerto, the enterprise-class business continuity and disaster recovery solution. The solution secures customer applications by replicating data from their private clouds into a cloud in a Windstream cloud data center.”
Windstream offers a slew of feature-rich and industry-specific business continuity services. This include hosted Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), managed storage and security, virtual or hosted PBX (private branch exchange) and managed remote backup to empower organizations with increased operational efficiency and superior customer service. The company provides robust, enterprise-class cloud solutions including public, private, hybrid cloud and cloud storage options. This dramatically improves the efficiency and availability of IT resources, applications, and data in organizations, leveraging the flexibility, scalability, elasticity, and cost-savings of the cloud. “We create a transparent, achievable cloud deployment roadmap based on client’s unique services and applications,” states Thomas.

Apart from the highest quality of services, the company operates across diverse industry verticals to address the disaster recovery challenges. Windstream provides leading-edge data, voice, Internet, network, and cloud solutions for education, government, financial services, healthcare, retail and hospitality. To illustrate, Windstream’s customizable telehealth solutions allow healthcare providers to more effectively share critical data, safeguard patient privacy, increase operational efficiency, and improve clinical health outcomes—ultimately providing a higher quality of patient-centric care.

Managed Remote Backup from Windstream Hosted Solutions delivers cost effective data protection and don’t require complicated set up or support. “Windstream’s Managed Remote Backup has no ‘back door’ decryption keys. Once encryption password and settings are established, no one else can access or decrypt backup data. Not even us who manage data at an offsite vault. In information security circles, this is known as a “trust no one” security paradigm,” explains Thomas.

Data is hosted in Windstream’s SSAE 16 (Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements); payment card industry compliant enterprise Data centers with 100 percent infrastructure availability service level agreements. Systems-based SSAE 16 addresses service organizations and comprises guidelines and principles for trusted data security, confidentiality, integrity, availability and privacy controls. “In addition, we have employed a powerful, security model based on EVault’s—a hybrid data backup and recovery solutions provider—cloud-connected backup and recovery, which reliably guards against data loss,” concludes Thomas.

Windstream Holdings

Little Rock, Arkansas

Anthony W. Thomas, CEO

Offers a range of enterprise-class data, voice, network and cloud services to help keep your business in a perpetual state of winning