• Alaska Communications Brings Locally Hosted Microsoft Azure Services to Alaska

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska--()--Alaska Communications (NASDAQ: ALSK) will bring locally hosted Microsoft Azure Stack Hub cloud services to Alaska.

    “We listened to our customers’ concerns about data storage, which led to this collaboration with Microsoft to expand to bring a hybrid cloud solution to Alaska businesses”

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    Alaska Communications, one of Alaska’s leading broadband and IT solutions providers, has utilized Azure Stack Hub to enhance computing by offering greater flexibility and reliability. Now the team will bring local cloud solutions to the state of Alaska, which will lower the latency users experience.

    “We listened to our customers’ concerns about data storage, which led to this collaboration with Microsoft to expand to bring a hybrid cloud solution to Alaska businesses,” said Bill Bishop, President and CEO of Alaska Communications. “For many of our government customers, local storage of sensitive data and speed of recovery is important. We’re proud to partner with Microsoft to directly address our customers’ needs.”

    Azure Stack Hub will give customers in the state of Alaska the ability to achieve low latency and the confidence of a local presence for sensitive applications. Customers may realize cost saving through eliminating the need to maintain on-premises infrastructure, reduced hardware support costs, and space and power.

    “Alaska Communications was one of the first to bring Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute to Alaska,” said Jim Gutcher, Vice President, Strategy and Product Management for Alaska Communications. “We are continuing to innovate our IT portfolio by combining Azure Stack Hub with Azure ExpressRoute to give Alaska enterprises and government agencies the confidence to move to the cloud and realize the associated benefits.”

    Natalia Mackevicius, Director, Azure Stack, Microsoft Corp., said, “Microsoft Azure Stack Hub, which is part of the Azure Stack portfolio, will allow organizations in Alaska the ability to transition to an Alaska-based cloud. As a Gold Partner, Alaska Communications has proven expertise in deploying Microsoft solutions to its customers and bringing Azure Stack Hub cloud services to Alaska is another demonstration of its commitment to Azure and supporting our mutual customers.”

    Through technology, resources and expertise, Alaska Communications is proud to help Alaska organizations achieve their IT goals, grow their business and serve the residents of our state. Microsoft Azure Stack Hub from Alaska Communications will be available later this year.

    About Alaska Communications

    Alaska Communications (NASDAQ: ALSK) is the leading provider of advanced broadband and managed IT services for businesses and consumers in Alaska. The company operates a highly reliable, advanced statewide data network with the latest technology and the most diverse undersea fiber optic system connecting Alaska to the contiguous U.S. For more information, visit www.alaskacommunications.com or www.alsk.com.

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