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Windstream (WIN) Announces Enhanced Cloud Connect Solution

Leading local exchange carrier in the United States, Windstream Holdings Inc. WIN, has introduced a wide range of connectivity options for its cloud customers, thus enhancing its Cloud Connect solution.

Customers now can choose any network connection from Windstream to create a dedicated, high-speed, vastly secure cloud-optimized network connection to major Cloud Service Providers including, Inc.’s AMZN Web Services, Microsoft Corporation’s MSFT Azure, International Business Machines Corporation’s IBM Bluemix, Google Cloud, Oracle Fast Connect and Salesforce.

Notably, the enhanced Cloud Connect solution will offer customers bandwidth options ranging from 50 Mbps to 10 Gbps. Also, this service includes the facility to design customer solutions with multiple 10 Gbps connections. It will allow a range of connectivity options consisting Software Defined Wide Area Network, Multi-Protocol Label Switching and Wavelength network connection as well.

In fact, Windstream has been trying all means to deliver best-in-class performance that customers can depend upon when connecting to Cloud Service Providers. Of late, this local exchange carrier has adopted a number of steps to expand its business, simultaneously, coping with the growing demand for highly secure, reliable and dedicated access to cloud resources from customers all over the nation.

Recently, the company launched cloud-to-cloud disaster recovery management solutions that replicate mission-critical virtual servers and data to provide an alternative system for cloud-based disaster recovery to customers.

Furthermore, Windstream deployed Infinera Cloud Xpress to enable effective service of its data center interconnect customers. Currently, Cloud Xpress/this service provides customers with hyper-scale density, operational simplicity and low power consumption, thereby effectively reducing operating cost.

Interestingly, dynamics of the communication industry significantly governed by technology innovation is changing, As a result, leading national carriers are aggressively pursuing the introduction of networking technologies as well as next-generation product and service offerings.

Therefore, in order to stay ahead of competitors, existing players need to be constantly on their toes to introduce innovative products. We believe Windstream’s efforts to revise and enhance its cloud solution bode well for the company’s growth, going forward.

Price Performance & Zacks Rank

Windstream’s price performance has been dull over the last three months. The stock was down 54.8% compared with the industry’s decline of 1.9%.

The company currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here

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