DSA Encore Completes Data Center for Windstream Hosted Solutions in Houston; Begins New One in Charlotte in Partnership with Server Farm Realty.

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DSA Encore, the nation's leading provider of data center solutions, brings together Windstream Hosted Solutions and Server Farm Realty to develop a new data center facility in Charlotte, NC.

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This project is a great example of how DSA combines design-build expertise and a unique ability to leverage deep industry relationships to connect multiple data center industry stakeholders for synergistic opportunities.

DSA Encore is pleased to announce that it has begun the design and construction of a new turnkey data center in Charlotte, NC, for Windstream Communications. The finished site will feature multiple raised floor data center suites of approximately 10,000 square feet each, housed inside a 60,850 square-foot data center facility recently acquired by Server Farm Realty. This is the fourth data center DSA Encore has built for Windstream and the second in Charlotte.

The Charlotte project follows DSA’s completion, earlier this year, of a new Windstream data center in Houston, TX. The Houston data center project required the conversion of white space into a 2N raised floor data center. Windstream—having utilized DSA Encore for several previous data center projects—chose them for the critical Houston project. The site opened in January of this year with an initial pod that contains 5,000 square-foot of raised floor (expandable), plus 10,000 square feet of NOC (network operations center) and administrative office space.

“We’re excited to work with Windstream once again,” says Steve Friedman, CEO and Managing Director of DSA Encore. “Even better, we’re thrilled that we could facilitate the partnership between Windstream and Server Farm Realty for this newest Charlotte project. This project is a great example of how DSA combines design-build expertise and a unique ability to leverage deep industry relationships to connect multiple data center industry stakeholders for synergistic opportunities. Considering the size and scope of this project, connecting Windstream to Server Farm Realty made sense for all involved.”

The Charlotte data center highlights the best that DSA Encore has to offer, namely unparalleled data center design-build expertise and a unique ability to leverage deep industry relationships for the mutual benefit of multiple clients. In the case of Windstream, with its expanding network of data centers, DSA was tapped by their team to site the data center in a desirable Charlotte location. Having worked with Windstream on other successful data center projects in Charlotte and in Charlestown, MA, DSA not only found an appropriate site, but also helped Windstream secure a financial partner for the project by bringing in California-based Server Farm Realty, which agreed to fund construction in accordance with Windstream’s exact specifications and lease the finished space to Windstream.

“Many of our customers have already realized the benefits of integrated, personalized solutions from Windstream Hosted Solutions, and demand for those services has continued to increase significantly year over year,” says Chris Nicolini, Senior Vice President of data center operations for Windstream. “This newest data center represents our commitment to providing customers with the highest level of services and reliability in order to meet the changing needs of their businesses.”

Avner Papouchado, President and CEO of Server Farm Realty, agrees. “We’re proud to support Windstream’s growing success," he says. "We understand, as well as any other firm, the complexities and many options clients like Windstream have in selecting real-estate and development partners for their data center projects, and we’re thrilled to support Windstream’s ability to expand its nationwide data center network."

The first data hall to be completed will support critical loads through a segregated 2N, concurrently maintainable, electrical infrastructure anchored by a 1500kW UPS system designed to be convertible to an arrangement capable of delivering up to 3,645kW when the second data hall comes on-line. An additional pod of approximately 10k square feet each will also be built for Server Farm Realty which is currently seeking separate enterprise or colocation tenants to fill out the data center property.

Businesses interested in learning more about this project, and those interested in discovering how DSA Encore’s design-build expertise and deep data center industry ties can profit their business can visit http://www.dsaencore.com or call Mark Schneider, president of DSA Encore, at (800) 755-6492.

ABOUT DSA ENCORE
DSA Encore, headquartered in Brookfield, CT, is the nation’s leading provider of independent end-to-end data center solutions. Empowered by a totally client-centric, absolutely ‘vendor-neutral’ customer service philosophy, DSA Encore designs, builds, equips, maintains and restores data centers to fit any client requirement.

ABOUT WINDSTREAM HOSTED SOLUTIONS
Windstream Corp. (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 http://www.windstream.com.

ABOUT SERVER FARM REALTY
Server Farm Realty Inc. is changing the way wholesale data centers are built and leased. Working with its customers through the entire build process—and giving them direct input in the data center design— Server Farm Realty builds highly reliable and efficient custom data centers. Our business is ensuring that our customers’ requirements are met and that cost is based on customer needs.

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