GLDS Reaches Cloud Milestone @BillingWorld

10/18/11 BillingWorld Staff  | Great Lakes Data Systems (GLDS) says its WinCable in the Cloud solution has been adopted by more than 80 operators worldwide. WinCable is GLDS’ flagship, standalone subscriber management and billing system for operators with 300 to 300,000 subscribers.

GLDS says service providers can use WinCable in the Cloud virtually via the Internet, without the need for any hardware or infrastructure investment. It only requires a thin client installed on each operator’s workstation and an Internet connection, allowing service providers instant access to the WinCable feature-rich, end-to-end billing and subscriber management system, anytime, anywhere. Remote workers can access WinCable from a simple browser.

“WinCable in the Cloud is rapidly growing in popularity among our customers because it offers a low startup cost, it’s easy to use and gives them full anytime access to WinCable from the convenience of a virtual cloud-based session,” said GLDS President Garrick Russell.

Savage Communications, a triple-play broadband operator with 5,500 subscribers in 30 rural communities throughout east central and northern Minnesota, has been using GLDS’ WinCable standalone product for five years. The company just transitioned to WinCable in the Cloud.

“GLDS did a great job with transitioning us to their cloud-based platform,” said Savage IT Manager Patrick Hilke. “Better still, I recently ran a customer summary report. While it used to take more than an hour on our old server, it only took four minutes to complete the report on the new, hosted solution.”

GLDS says the cloud-based platform gives broadband service providers anytime-access to the company’s high performing, end-to-end WinCable billing and subscriber management system and SuperController provisioning solution, with all needed modules; redundant power supplies, backed up by natural gas generators that ensure zero downtime; nightly backups replicated to an offsite location ensuring no lost data; and fully redundant fiber-optic connections with automatic cutover for maximum uptime.

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