Unified Communications, Cloud Compute, Data Protection and Cloud Wifi offer more features and benefits without a significant upfront investment
September 24, 2015– Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNSL), a leading business and broadband communications provider, announced today it is launching and expanding its business cloud services to Sacramento, Calif. and Dallas metropolitan areas. Consolidated’s Cloud Services include Unified Communications, Cloud Compute, Data Protection and Cloud Wifi.
“We are very excited to bring enterprise-class, cloud solutions to business of all sizes in our Sacramento and Dallas markets,” said Bob Udell, president and chief executive officer of Consolidated Communications, Inc. (CCI). “We understand the complexity of the cloud and are able to provide businesses with reliable and scalable cloud solutions that simplify their operations and reduce capital expenses.”
Unified Communications is a cloud-based service that gives businesses of any size access to the latest communication technologies while improving efficiency and productivity. Unified Communications replaces on-site PBXs and data networks with a combined, centrally managed communications solution that supports phones, voicemail, email, video, instant messaging and mobility. This solution eliminates the need for multiple vendors and future capital investments, and frees up IT staff from the labor-intensive management of an on-site system.
CCI Cloud Compute enables a business to utilize dedicated and secure resources on demand with highly available and scalable hosting environments. Businesses of all sizes can host their IT systems in CCI’s computing environment and reduce investment on servers, storage, data center space and network equipment. With Cloud Compute, customers pay only for the resources they consume while avoiding large up-front capital expenditures.
CCI’s Data Protection is an end-to-end, fully managed solution with integrated backup and seamless disaster recovery. Customers receive complete support, training, reporting and ongoing management to ensure that critical data assets are not compromised, mitigating company risk and providing relief to IT teams. CCI’s Data Protection services offer full adherence to HIPAA, PCI and Safe Harbor requirements. All workloads, infrastructure, and environments reside in CCI’s redundant, enterprise-class geographically diverse data centers.
CCI’s Cloud Wifi is a feature-rich, scalable, centrally managed solution that lets businesses take full advantage of wireless technologies and applications without in-house wireless expertise. With a growing reliance on mobile devices and the increasing trend for employees to bring their own device, managing a business network is becoming more complex and costly. The web-based dashboard provides easy oversight of the entire system and integrated on-demand tools provide instant analysis of performance, connectivity, and more.
As a Cisco Gold Partner with a Master Cloud Builder Specialization, CCI has the technical expertise and capability to deploy and support cloud-ready, integrated infrastructure including both public and private cloud strategies. Backed by the company’s superior customer service and extensive fiber network, CCI is an experienced and reliable partner, committed to helping businesses harness the power of cloud services.
Shortly before Consolidated Communications acquired Enventis in 2014, Enventis launched Cloud Services in its upper Midwest region. With the combined experience, expertise and networks, Consolidated is now enhancing and expanding these services to other markets beginning with California and Texas.
Learn more about CCI’s Cloud Services at www.consolidated.com/cloud.
About Consolidated Communications
Consolidated Communications (NASDAQ: CNSL) provides business and broadband communications services across its 11-state service area. For more than a century, the Company has consistently provided innovative, reliable, high-quality products and services over an expanded fiber optic network. Consolidated Communications offers a wide range of communications solutions including: High-Speed Internet, Digital TV, Data, Phone, managed and cloud services and wireless backhaul. Learn more about Consolidated Communications at consolidated.com.