Windstream Wholesale, a provider of flexible, customized wave and transport solutions, has connected to its second DC BLOX data center at 433 6th St. South in Birmingham, Alabama. Orders for various Wave Services, Ethernet Solutions, and Dedicated Internet Access are currently being accepted at the site by Windstream Wholesale.
“We are very excited for an additional DC BLOX facility to join our growing portfolio of on-net data centers,” said Joe Scattareggia, Chief Revenue Officer of Windstream Wholesale. “DC BLOX is an outstanding provider of secure, reliable tier III data centers, and Windstream Wholesale is pleased to support its mission of meeting the local and regional needs of businesses in growing communities. We look forward to expanding this valuable partnership with additional DC BLOX locations in the future.”
Networking at the Edge
The Birmingham site of DC BLOX is a multi-tenant data center in Alabama that has gained Tier III Certification of Constructed Facility from Uptime Institute (TCCF). The certification would demonstrate that the data center can be maintained simultaneously, necessitating no shutdowns for equipment replacement or maintenance, and having no effect on IT operations. DC BLOX’s data center is situated close to the Innovation Depot and the University of Alabama campus in the heart of Birmingham.
“DC BLOX believes that reliable, high-bandwidth, low-latency connectivity is the essential cornerstone of all digital acceleration, and Windstream’s quality offerings will bolster all capabilities of our customers and partners,” said Jeff Wabik, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at DC BLOX. “Windstream’s service velocity and quality support further improve all aspects of the partnership. We are excited to welcome Windstream Wholesale further into the family of DC BLOX’s Edge-Connected Data centers, now also at our facility in Birmingham.”
By offering open and disaggregated networking infrastructure, Windstream’s Intelligent Converged Optical Network (ICON) would enable wholesale and enterprise technology clients to choose distinctive custom routes, maintain operational insights with Windstream’s Network Intelligence functions, and position their networks closer to the edge to better serve end users.