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Press Release -- February 3rd, 2015
Source: Viawest

ViaWest’s High Availability Cloud Powers New Belgium Brewing Company’s Business Critical Operations

Denver, CO – February 4, 2015 – ViaWest, the leading colocation, managed services, and cloud provider in North America, announces that New Belgium Brewing Company has chosen ViaWest to outsource its business critical IT operations. By leveraging ViaWest’s enterprise-class KINECTed cloud computing platform, New Belgium gains increased network availability and seamlessly connects its brewing facilities across the United States.

Based in Fort Collins, Colo., New Belgium Brewing Company is an employee-owned craft brewery, brewing year round favorites including Fat Tire Amber Ale, Ranger IPA and 1554. The company is also known for its seasonal beers and wood-aged, light to full bodied sour beers. In 2014, the company expanded its operations with a new $140 million brewery located in Asheville, North Carolina, and plans full production in the Asheville facility by the end of 2015.

New Belgium had traditionally maintained its IT environment in-house. However, it chose to partner with ViaWest in order to ensure maximum uptime to support its brewing facilities across the U.S., while leveraging the power of the cloud within its infrastructure. Outsourcing to ViaWest also frees up the brewery’s internal team to improve and innovate processes.

“In order to accommodate our growth nationwide and craft beer distribution coast to coast for the first time in our history, New Belgium required an expert partner in which to house our mission critical IT environments,” states Travis Morrison, Director of IT for New Belgium Brewing Company. “We found such a partner in ViaWest. Now, with our ViaWest cloud solution, we can communicate with our brewing facilities seamlessly, improving our scalability and reliability.”

“We designed our cloud platform so customers can experience greater uptime and performance than with in-house solutions,” comments Margie Sims, Division Vice President, Central Region for ViaWest. “It’s often too costly for companies to create and manage highly resilient, highly available IT environments. We are proud to work with New Belgium Brewing in creating an elastic IT foundation, which provides them more optionality to support their changing needs in the years to come.”

ViaWest offers a full spectrum of infrastructure-as-a-service offerings including managed services, multiple cloud computing options, data storage and back up, as well as network security. Its KINECTED cloud portfolio allows clients to tailor each part of their IT environments depending on requirements and workloads.

To learn more about ViaWest’s full suite of infrastructure services and to customize a configuration for your business, please call 1-877-448-9378.

# # #About ViaWest
ViaWest is the leading provider of hybrid colocation solutions in North America. Our individualized IT environments include premium wholesale and retail colocation, private, public and compliant cloud solutions and managed services. We enable businesses to leverage both their existing IT infrastructure and emerging cloud resources to achieve 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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