Colocation Provider ViaWest Opens Its ‘Compark’ Data Center in Denver

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ViaWest, a U.S. based colocation, managed services, and cloud provider, has announced the opening of its Compark data center in southeast Denver. ViaWest’s new greenfield data center build encompasses over 140,000 square feet of raised floor space. The facility boasts not only fault-tolerant design, but also high-density configurations supporting 700+ watts per square foot.

The colocation facility in Denver features 29 MW diesel power generation capacity and 18 MW redundant, fault-tolerant UPS capacity. The new data center has a calculated Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) rating of 1.2, which is quite energy-efficient especially for a large facility such as Compark.

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ViaWest’s new ‘Compark’ colocation facility in Denver

“As our fifth data center in the Denver area and 27th across the U.S., Compark was built to support mission critical infrastructures that require high reliability,” said Margie Sims, Regional Vice President of Sales & General Manager for ViaWest. “We have seen demand from not only Colorado-based companies, but businesses nationwide, for high quality, secure colocation and cloud infrastructure services. Our customers continue to count on us for production and disaster recovery environments and we are pleased to add Compark to our fleet in order to support their ever-changing business needs.”

ViaWest has in-house experts to help companies navigate complexities of compliance, and as such designed Compark to meet multiple regulations including SSAE 16 and ISAE 3402 Service Organization Control (SOC) 1 Type II, SOC 2 Type II and SOC 3 reports. The company provides services including wholesale and retail colocation, private clouds and public cloud hosting as well as managed services.