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Press Release -- May 23rd, 2013
Source: Viawest

ViaWest Announces Data Center Expansion into Minneapolis Region

New Market Will Serve Increased Demand for Wholesale and Retail Colocation, Managed Services and Cloud Computing Solutions

Denver, CO – May 23, 2013 – ViaWest, the leading colocation services provider in North America, announces plans for its newest Tier IV design certified data center to be built in the Minneapolis, Minnesota region. In response to strong business demand for a colocation provider offering a broader range of services including fully compliant environments, hybrid hosting, private and community clouds, and managed services, ViaWest evaluated several key markets and completed the acquisition of 28 acres of land, existing buildings and infrastructure in a Minneapolis suburb. From this location ViaWest will offer its comprehensive suite of premium wholesale and retail colocation, managed and cloud services.

Businesses in the Minnesota region have followed the national trend of IT infrastructure outsourcing to achieve competitive advantage. Cloud adoption has gained momentum, although concerns regarding compliance and security particularly within the region’s healthcare, financial and government sectors have increased. As a result, these businesses are looking for hybrid environments to leverage both existing IT infrastructure and emerging cloud resources to find the right balance of cost, scalability and security. ViaWest is the premier colocation services provider offering a broad range of services enabling the flexibility Minnesota businesses need for changing industry and market conditions.

“Demand within our hybrid niche has continued to increase and we have identified the Minneapolis region as a market in which our local approach to meeting customer needs with tailored solutions will be well-served,” explains Nancy Phillips, President and CEO for ViaWest. “Following the ViaWest blueprint, we plan to plant our flag in Minnesota, become a part of the community by hiring local technology talent and elevate business growth throughout the region.”

Realizing the opportunity to bring its customer-centric approach to this new market, ViaWest will deliver highly customized solutions and a personal touch via its new facility in Minneapolis. “The customer-service DNA is so ingrained into the ViaWest corporate culture,” says Cynthia Nustad, Senior Vice President and CIO for HMS. HMS is a current ViaWest customer within the healthcare industry, utilizing ViaWest’s services from two of its existing data center locations. “We have exacting requirements for uptime and reliability and ViaWest meets them all,” continued Nustad.

ViaWest continues to set the standard for data center design and innovation. ViaWest’s Las Vegas data center is the first colocation facility in North America to receive Tier IV design certification from the Uptime Institute. This designation is the highest possible and demonstrates industry-leading quality and uptime. ViaWest intends to apply for Uptime Institute Tier IV design certification for its Minneapolis facility upon completion of design documents.

ViaWest expects to commence construction of its 150,000 square-foot facility in time to permit availability in the first quarter of 2014.

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About ViaWest

ViaWest is the leading colocation provider in North America. We enable businesses to leverage both their existing IT infrastructure and emerging cloud resources to deliver the right balance of cost, scalability and security. Our data center services include a comprehensive suite of fully compliant environments, premium wholesale and retail colocation, private and public clouds and managed services. For additional information on ViaWest, please visit or call 1-877-448-9378. Follow ViaWest on LinkedInTwitter or visit their YouTube channel.

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