ViaWest is building a fifth data center in the Denver area. A greenfield data center build, the Compark facility will be located in southeast Denver and total 210,000 square feet. The company will pursue Uptime Institute Tier IV design certification for redundancy and fault-tolerant design. The facility is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2014.
ViaWest Compark will offer data center infrastructure services and hybrid environments consisting of cloud computing, wholesale and retail colocation, managed services and compliance solutions.
“As a Denver-based company for more than 14 years, we are proud to expand our presence in this region to further serve our existing customers and meet the strong demand we’re seeing nationwide,” states Nancy Phillips, president and CEO for ViaWest. “Our dedication to delivering high-touch customer service and a growth path of IT capabilities continues to uniquely position us in the market. We are eager to grow our footprint with the addition of another industry-leading data center facility.”
Colorado is a growing hub for enterprise and technology companies, and is also a key state for firms seeking data center infrastructure in a low-risk geography to support production and disaster recovery environments, Viawest noted.
“ViaWest is a key part of the Colorado technology ecosystem,” said Kristin Russell, CIO for the State of Colorado. “We are so pleased to see ViaWest continue to grow and strengthen its much-appreciated commitment to the IT community in Colorado. Their continued expansion is a strong indicator of the growth within Colorado’s technology sector.”
Compark will encompass 140,000 square feet of raised floor space, with the total facility to be built to 210,000 square feet. The facility will also be marked by an anticipated 1.2 Power Use Effectiveness (PUE) rating, one of the lowest in the industry. PUE ratings demonstrate highly efficient operations across power, cooling and other data center systems.
The company recently announced plans for another data center in Minneapolis, Minn., which will also be completed in the first quarter of 2014. In addition, ViaWest opened its Lone Mountain Las Vegas data center in early 2013, the first Tier IV design-certified multi-tenant data center in North America.