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Press Release -- September 8th, 2011
Source: Windstream
Tags: MPLS

Plus Three migrates production infrastructure to Windstream Hosted Solutions

Raleigh data center to provide IT services for company’s campaign to support the Democratic National Convention Host Committee “Charlotte in 2012”

RALEIGH, N.C.- Windstream Hosted Solutions, a premier provider of enterprise-class managed hosting solutions, today announced that Plus Three has chosen to colocate the production infrastructure for its “always on” fundraising and member management systems at Windstream’s SAS-70, Type II data center in Raleigh.

Plus Three, a state-of-the-art web design and technology company that helps nonprofit, membership and political organizations promote social change in America, decided to move to Windstream Hosted Solutions from another company’s facilities in New York to help continue its rapid growth as one of America’s fastest growing Latino-owned companies. “Our business is growing rapidly, but it was too crowded at the other facility in New York,” said Juan Proaño, Plus Three’s president & co-founder. “We could have installed additional racks in another area, but it would not have allowed us to keep up with our growth while still delivering low cost services to our clients.”

Proaño said Plus Three needed the additional capacity to support the company’s steady growth and to handle the online traffic expected from its fundraising and member management for the Democratic National Convention Host Committee “Charlotte in 2012” leading into the 2012 presidential election. Since its founding in 2002, the company has sent out more than two billion opt-in emails to more than 12 million enrolled members and has raised more than a quarter of a billion dollars in contributions.

Windstream Hosted Solutions’ ”Hi-Touch” consultative approach was a key factor in Plus Three’s decision.  Team members from both companies worked closely, designing and implementing the transition.  “They understood our specific needs, the logistics of transfer, and the cutover,” Proaño said.  “Website control transferred without any downtime and our front end never went down.”  He notes the flawless transition was needed to maintain consistency to Plus Three’s clients and their donors.

“Companies require consistent reliability that enables them to deliver their services to customers,” said Kip Turco, senior vice president of data center operations at Windstream Hosted Solutions.  “By providing our clients with state-of-the-art facilities and capabilities, coupled with unparalleled uptime, we help them meet their objectives.  This proves beneficial to them and to the companies with whom they do business.”

“If companies are serious about growing their business and scaling their infrastructure, but conscious about cost, there isn’t a better partner than Windstream Hosted Solutions,” Proaño said.

About Windstream

Windstream Corp. (NYSE:WIN, news, filings), headquartered in Little Rock, Ark., is an S&P 500 communications and technology solutions provider with operations in 29 states and the District of Columbia and about $4 billion in annual revenues. Windstream provides IP-based voice and data services, MPLS networking, data center and managed hosting services and communication systems to businesses and government agencies. The company also delivers broadband, digital phone and high-definition TV services to residential customers primarily located in rural areas and operates a local and long-haul fiber network spanning approximately 60,000 route miles. For more information about Windstream, visit

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