Windstream Touts SD-WAN Uptake

Windstream’s SD-WAN solution, introduced earlier this year, has been purchased by more than 500 mid-enterprise customers in regional banking, healthcare, retail, and manufacturing and other verticals, the company said.

Windstream credits this rapid uptake to the close partnerships it forged with business customers in order to understand their business needs and application/cloud migration roadmap. SD-WAN dovetails with the carrier’s prior experience in hybrid networks, along with its proprietary Cloud Core network architecture and SD-WAN management portal.

“Surpassing our first-year goal of mid-enterprise customer wins, tells us customers are excited about the exceptional SD-WAN experience Windstream provides,” said Joseph Harding, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for the Cloud & Connectivity business unit at Windstream. “Our expert Concierge service really struck a chord with larger business customers by simplifying network transformation so they can quickly reap the benefits SD-WAN offers.”