Denver, CO – January 21, 2016 – ViaWest, a leading Hybrid IT solutions provider in North America, today announced that the Presbyterian Foundation has selected ViaWest as its cloud and colocation services provider. By migrating to ViaWest’s private cloud platform and leveraging ViaWest’s IT solutions and consulting services, Presbyterian Foundation will increase the security of its IT assets and free up time and resources for its IT staff to focus on more strategic issues.
Presbyterian Foundation will utilize ViaWest’s Virtual Private Cloud service, which will give employees in nine offices across the country fast and reliable VPN access to the Foundation’s data. The platform also will allow Presbyterian Foundation to scale its capacity and performance dynamically based on demand.
Based in Jeffersonville, Ind., Presbyterian Foundation is a 216-year-old nonprofit organization that raises, manages and distributes funds to churches across the country to support their mission work around the world. The Foundation has more than $1 billion under management and distributed $59 million to churches last year.
“We are a nonprofit that deals with complicated financial issues and transactions, so our IT infrastructure is quite complex,” said Andy Keeney, director of Information Technology at Presbyterian Foundation. “We found in ViaWest a trusted partner that could provide us with a cost-effective way to improve our technology environment and free up our IT resources so we can focus on strategic issues instead of being mired in low-value tactical issues.”
“Presbyterian Foundation does important work and is an instrument for good, and we are proud to work with them to create a truly Hybrid IT Solution that will make them more efficient and secure,” said Dan Curry, director of Sales for ViaWest’s Minnesota region. “Presbyterian Foundation needs a reliable, cost-effective and flexible partner to create a custom solution, and it speaks to our approach that we were judged to be the best provider based on those metrics. We look forward to a long-term relationship helping the Foundation continue to grow.”
ViaWest’s Hybrid IT Solutions allow customers to combine traditional colocation services with cloud computing, managed services and security to create powerful, flexible solutions that best fit their specific IT needs. With 30 data centers in North America, including in the Minneapolis area, and a broad product portfolio of IT solutions and consulting, ViaWest works with companies of all sizes across multiple industry sectors to optimize their IT platforms.
# # #About Presbyterian Foundation
A vital part of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the Foundation gathers, stewards, and disburses financial resources of individuals and institutions in service of Christ’s mission. More information is available online at www.presbyterianfoundation.org.
ViaWest is a leading Hybrid IT solutions provider offering cloud, colocation, compliance services and security solutions, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Shaw Communications, Inc. (NYSE: SJR). With more than 16 years of experience, 30 North American data centers and nine cloud nodes. ViaWest offers IT and infrastructure solutions that solve business challenges while balancing cost, scalability and security requirements. ViaWest delivers tailored solutions designed for maximum reliability and flexibility backed by our 100% uptime commitment.
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