Colocation Provider ViaWest Expands Colorado Presence With 5th Denver-Area Data Center

US-based colocation provider ViaWest, has announced its newest greenfield data center build, Compark, a 210,000-square-foot facility to be located in southeast Denver. ViaWest will pursue Uptime Institute Tier IV design certification for the Compark data center, signifying its redundancy and fault-tolerant design.

The new facility is ViaWest’s fifth data center in the Denver market. It is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2014. The news follows the company’s 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.

Energy-efficient PUE: 1.2

Compark’s location in southeast Denver 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.

ViaWest Compark will offer data center infrastructure services and hybrid environments consisting of cloud computing, wholesale and retail colocation, managed hosting services and compliance solutions.

ViaWest plans to expand its Colorado presence because of its position as a growing hub for enterprise and technology companies. It would also be a key state for firms seeking data center infrastructure in a low-risk geography to support production and disaster recovery environments. The Compark colocation facility will meet both the in- and out-of-market demand ViaWest is seeing from existing and new clients that require high-end facilities for their IT infrastructures.