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Press Release -- December 17th, 2013
Source: Viawest

Largest Law Firm in Oregon Maintains Continued 100% Network Uptime with ViaWest

Stoel Rives’ Critical IT Infrastructure Protected During City Power Outage

Denver, CO / Hillsboro, OR – December 17, 2013 – ViaWest, the leading colocation services provider in North America, announces that one of its largest customers in Oregon, Stoel Rives, maintained 100% network uptime during city power outage.  By locating its IT infrastructure in ViaWest’s Hillsboro data center, Stoel Rives was able to keep its critical IT operations up and running during the three day power outage that affected a large portion of downtown Portland.

Offering 50,000 square feet of enterprise-class capacity, ViaWest’s Hillsboro data center serves companies from across the west coast with industries spanning high-tech, legal, healthcare, government, manufacturing, retail, banking and many others. Designed with fully redundant and secure systems, ViaWest Hillsboro provides 8.5 megawatts of back-up power generation.

Stoel Rives has been delivering distinctive client service to leading established and emerging business clients around the world for over 100 years.   “We value the relationships we have with our clients and are always looking for ways to serve them better,” states Ryan Schlunz, Chief Information Officer of Stoel Rives.  “Several years ago we saw an opportunity to improve our client service by making an investment in our technology.  Our strategic decision to utilize ViaWest’s secure data center and cloud services instead of buying more expensive infrastructure to manage ourselves, is reaffirmed even more during unplanned situations like the recent power outage. We never stopped serving our clients because ViaWest never stopped serving theirs.”

“ViaWest values client service in the same way Stoel Rives does, and our close working relationship allows us to deliver high touch customer service and technical support, meeting Stoel’s IT needs and requirements,” comments Jim Linkous, Regional Vice President Sales and General Manager for ViaWest. “Ryan Schlunz established a strategic differentiator for Stoel Rives through his thought leadership, investment in core systems, and sound IT strategy. ViaWest is proud to be a strategic partner of Stoel Rives and looks forward to furthering their IT goals and objectives in the years to come.”

ViaWest offers robust cloud computing solutions, managed IT services and premium colocation across 27 data centers located in Colorado, Minnesota, Nevada, Oregon, Arizona, Texas and Utah.   For more information about ViaWest and its enterprise class data center facilities, visit

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About ViaWest ViaWest is the leading colocation services provider in North America, with a comprehensive suite of fully compliant environments, including premium wholesale and retail colocation, private and public clouds and managed services. Enabling businesses to leverage both their existing IT infrastructure and emerging cloud resources, ViaWest delivers the right balance of cost, scalability and security. With a team-based account management approach and 100% uptime guarantee, ViaWest offers tailored solutions designed for maximum reliability and flexibility.

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