Windstream Hosted Solutions has added Elastic Hybrid Cloud as an enhancement to the Windstream Managed Private Cloud.
Elastic Hybrid Cloud provides a bridge between private and public clouds, enabling greater data and application portability. Windstream’s Private Cloud customers can manage data resources and workloads on demand by elastically bursting virtual machines from a private cloud to a public cloud. This feature ultimately allows customers to limit capital risk in software and hardware and leverage their hybrid cloud to scale capacity and meet on-demand computing needs.
“Elastic Hybrid Cloud truly creates an elastic environment, leveraging the best of public and private cloud worlds,” said Rob Carter, vice president of data center marketing for Windstream. “While our Private Cloud offers a fully dedicated infrastructure and data storage, combined with enhanced security, Elastic Hybrid Cloud offers even greater agility, including bursting capabilities. Creating this highly flexible cloud product, offering even more processing capability, is a key element of our “smart solutions, personalized service” brand promise to our enterprise customers.”
Windstream’s Elastic Hybrid Cloud features a customized portal, allowing customers to self-deploy services and add extra processing ability during peak seasons. Businesses held to regulatory compliance standards with requirements that prohibit running an entire application environment in the cloud, or businesses with limited physical infrastructure will find many advantages in this elastic solution.
“The seamless delivery of business functions is a vital requirement for a hybrid cloud,” said Al Sadowski, research director at 451 Research. “Windstream’s Elastic Private Cloud offers flexibility to scale capacity from a private to public cloud environment. Enterprises are increasingly interested in this dynamic utilization of compute resources in order to drive more effective IT enablement.”