LITTLE ROCK, Ark., April 11, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Windstream Hosted Solutions, part of Windstream (Nasdaq:WIN), and one of the nation's premier providers of enterprise-class cloud and managed hosted solutions, has partnered with Racemi, a Software as a Service (SaaS) provider, to enable business to quickly and automatically migrate their existing physical and virtual servers to Windstream's cloud. By leveraging Racemi's Cloud Path SaaS platform, Windstream will accelerate server migration, allowing enterprise customers to continue daily business operations during the migration without experiencing downtime. With this automated process, the data transfer occurs in the background while the production server stays up and running. Additionally, Cloud Path's self-service portal has been fully integrated into Windstream's cloud portal, providing a seamless transition into the Windstream cloud. "We know from experience with many businesses that manual, time-consuming cloud migration creates barriers to cloud entry," said Chris Nicolini, Windstream's senior vice president of data center operations. "We deliberately partnered with Racemi, given their history and experience in providing solutions that make cloud transitions seamless and efficient." For customers seeking to migrate data, applications and systems to a cloud environment, the transition process can be a cumbersome. Currently, many companies move data using either an external storage device, such as a hard drive, or rebuild servers from the ground up. Windstream's new solution is a sophisticated, market-sensitive alternative to these options. "Cloud migration can be daunting for many businesses, not only because of the complexity of the solutions, but also due to the perception that critical time and data may be lost during migrations," said Matt Preschern, senior vice president and enterprise chief marketing officer at Windstream. "Windstream's innovative migration option virtually eliminates concerns regarding downtime, and continues to support our 'smart solutions, personalized service' brand promise to our customers."