Banco Santander Subsidiary Selects Colocation Services ViaWest for U.S. Operations

colocation-bankingSantander Consumer USA Inc., owned by the global banking company Banco Santander, has selected ViaWest to provide colocation  services for its U.S. operations. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Santander Consumer USA offers finance programs via indirect, direct and third-party origination platforms. The company also provides auto finance account servicing for more than two million customers.

Santander chose US-based colocation provider ViaWest to secure its mission-critical corporate data. The breadth of ViaWest’s product line and the connectivity delivered by the company’s Richardson, Texas-based Synergy Park data center were key in Santander’s decision to select ViaWest.

“ViaWest impressed us with the deep and extensive knowledge of its team,” said Glenn Harper, CTO of Santander Consumer USA. “From the beginning, we knew we were dealing with an incredibly knowledgeable team who knew data centers, how to solve problems and, importantly, how to serve customers. We appreciate ViaWest’s customer-first mentality and look forward to working together closely.”

Adding Santander to its customer portfolio follows the news of ViaWest’s newest greenfield data center build, Compark, a 210,000-square-foot facility to be located in southeast Denver. The new facility of ViaWest is scheduled for completion in the beginning of 2014.