Windstream Hosted Solutions Accelerates Cloud Migration for Enterprise Customers, Using Racemi Cloud Path

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| Source: Windstream Corporation

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., April 11, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Windstream Hosted Solutions, part of Windstream (Nasdaq:WIN), and one of the nation's premier providers of enterprise-class cloud and managed hosted solutions, has partnered with Racemi, a Software as a Service (SaaS) provider, to enable business to quickly and automatically migrate their existing physical and virtual servers to Windstream's cloud.

By leveraging Racemi's Cloud Path SaaS platform, Windstream will accelerate server migration, allowing enterprise customers to continue daily business operations during the migration without experiencing downtime. With this automated process, the data transfer occurs in the background while the production server stays up and running. Additionally, Cloud Path's self-service portal has been fully integrated into Windstream's cloud portal, providing a seamless transition into the Windstream cloud.

"We know from experience with many businesses that manual, time-consuming cloud migration creates barriers to cloud entry," said Chris Nicolini, Windstream's senior vice president of data center operations. "We deliberately partnered with Racemi, given their history and experience in providing solutions that make cloud transitions seamless and efficient."

For customers seeking to migrate data, applications and systems to a cloud environment, the transition process can be a cumbersome. Currently, many companies move data using either an external storage device, such as a hard drive, or rebuild servers from the ground up. Windstream's new solution is a sophisticated, market-sensitive alternative to these options.

"Cloud migration can be daunting for many businesses, not only because of the complexity of the solutions, but also due to the perception that critical time and data may be lost during migrations," said Matt Preschern, senior vice president and enterprise chief marketing officer at Windstream. "Windstream's innovative migration option virtually eliminates concerns regarding downtime, and continues to support our 'smart solutions, personalized service' brand promise to our customers."

Windstream Hosted Solutions offers a robust cloud computing solution that dramatically improves the efficiency and availability of IT resources and applications for enterprise businesses, allowing them to rapidly implement cloud services without capital investments so they can reshape their environment on demand. The Windstream Hosted Solutions suite includes public, private, and hybrid cloud products, available to businesses nationwide. These managed and dedicated hosting solutions, combined with Windstream's full line-up of advanced network communications and technology products – including voice and data services such as VoIP, SIP trunking, MPLS, and dedicated high-speed internet – enable Windstream to offer its customers a complete set of integrated services.

About Windstream

Windstream (Nasdaq:WIN), a FORTUNE 500 and S&P 500 company, 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. For more information, visit www.windstream.com.

About Racemi

Racemi, the moving company for the cloud, has been named a "Cool Vendor" and has hundreds of customers, users, and partners around the globe. The company builds server provisioning and cloud migration technology that allows businesses to quickly migrate their existing physical and virtual servers between dissimilar physical, virtual, and cloud platforms and across geographies. For more information, visit www.racemi.com.

Windstream Contact:
Tanja Jameson
501.748.7236