MN: ViaWest to Invest $60M to Open Minneapolis Data Center
10 Apr, 2014
ViaWest, a leading colocation, managed services and cloud provider in North America, announces the grand opening of its newest data center. The facility, located in Chaska, boasts more than 70,000 square feet of raised floor and is designed to be fault tolerant. ViaWest will also pursue the North American Tier IV design certification from the Uptime Institute, the leading educational and standards organization in the industry, which represents the highest rating possible measuring quality and reliability in a data center.
ViaWest's data center will offer customers premium colocation, managed and cloud services and hybrid offerings, with 24x7 on-site engineers and service staff to help maintain uptime through remote hands capabilities, ticket tracking, event notification and more. The facility will offer a variety of space options, from private suites and cages to cabinets, along with multi-zone security. The data center is also fully compliant, meeting PCI, SOC, SSAE and HIPAA regulations.
"We are excited to offer a wide scope of customized IT solutions to our customers, as we do in all 27 of our data centers throughout the U.S.," states Todd Meester, regional vice president and general manager of Minnesota. "We focus on the customer above all else, and our solutions are built around them in every way possible. From compliance to scalability to peace of mind, our facility is an exciting addition to the business community in Minnesota."
ViaWest marked the launch of its newest data center with a grand opening celebration. Katie Clark Sieben, commissioner of the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) was in attendance.
"We would like to thank ViaWest for choosing Minnesota for their expansion that will mean more than $60 million in new private investment for the state, as well as new, high-quality jobs added to our workforce," said DEED Commissioner Katie Clark Sieben. "Our goal is to make Minnesota the heart of the data center universe, and businesses like ViaWest are helping us to move closer to that goal."
ViaWest's Minneapolis data center offers:
· 9 MW redundant, fault-tolerant UPS capacity
· 700+ Watts/SF high density pod availability
· Highly energy efficient cooling system (1.4 expected PUE)
· 3,000 tons redundant, fault-tolerant cooling capacity
Delivering industry-leading 100-percent availability Service Level Agreements (SLAs), ViaWest continues its customer-centric approach in providing flexible, personalized services. For more information about its robust infrastructure-as-as-service solutions, please visit www.viawest.com.