Windstream launches ICON services at NTT’s Sacramento campus

30 November 2021 | Melanie Mingas

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Windstream Wholesale's advanced optical solutions are now available from NTT’s data centre campus in Sacramento, as part of Windstream's new Sacramento-to-Portland route.

Windstream’s Intelligent Converged Optical Network (ICON) first launched in June, with connection to the Hillsboro, Oregon, cable landing station (CLS) confirmed in August.

Commenting on the latest developments with NTT, Joe Scattareggia (pictured), executive vice president of Windstream Wholesale said: “With our new presence in Sacramento, Windstream Wholesale continues our fast and flexible network expansion, which is designed to meet our customers’ burgeoning demand for diverse, high-capacity access to key data centre ecosystems.”

NTT's CA3 wholesale data centre is located at 1625 W. National Drive, Sacramento, and is used by enterprise and internet companies looking for a large data centre footprint with turn-key or build-to-suit infrastructure.

In addition, CA3 provides 100% renewable energy and direct connectivity to customers collocated at CA1 and CA2, located at 1200 Striker Ave. This Striker data centre location is also the largest facility in California—with the lowest-cost power.

The three data centres have approximately 50 tenants, including international and domestic carriers, cable providers and enterprise-scale businesses.

From Sacramento, Windstream’s network extends north to Portland, Hillsboro and Seattle, leveraging ICON west to Palo Alto and San Jose, and east to Reno and Salt Lake City.

ICON enables wholesale and enterprise technology customers to select custom routes, maintain operational insights, and place their networks closer to the edge to better serve end-users, through open and disaggregated infrastructure.

It also gives end-users access to machine learning based predictive analytics about the health and performance of the network, plus proactive ticketing, monthly SLA reports, and inventory management.