ViaWest, a U.S. provider of colocation services including hybrid IT solutions, has started construction on its newest data center in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. The new facility, scheduled to open in Q4 2016, is ViaWest‘s ninth in the state, and would help the company meet strong customer demand for its cloud, colocation, security and consulting solutions.
The new data center will offer more than 156,000 square feet of raised floor space at full build, and will be concurrently maintainable and fault tolerant for maximum reliability. The State of Texas would offer attractive tax rates, a competitive regulatory environment and high job growth.
Upon completion, the new ViaWest Dallas-area data center will offer:
700+ Watts/square feet high density capacity availability
- 29 MW redundant UPS capacity
- High security with 24×7 key card access and secondary biometric authentication, 6 zone security access
- Dual-standard SSAE 16 and ISAE 3402 Service Organization Control (SOC) 1 Type II, SOC 2 Type II, and SOC 3 reports anticipated
- 100% uptime service level commitment for power, bandwidth and network services
- Dedicated, onsite staff of trained engineers
“The Texas market continues to be an ideal location for companies looking to outsource their IT infrastructure,” said Tom Myers, regional vice president, ViaWest. “The addition of this new data center will give ViaWest nearly 260,000 square feet of raised floor space in Texas, ensuring businesses in this region and across the country have access to the most robust, reliable Hybrid IT Solutions.”
In addition to starting construction on the new data center, ViaWest is also deploying a cloud node in its Synergy Park data center in Dallas. This cloud node will be ViaWest’s ninth across North America and Europe, and provides a local cloud solution for regional customers.
The addition of this new Dallas-area data center is part of ViaWest’s strong growth trajectory in 2015. This year alone, ViaWest has expanded its portfolio of Hybrid IT Solutions through the acquisition of security and DevOps firm, AppliedTrust. It also expanded its geographic footprint and cloud capabilities in North America and Europe with the acquisition of INetU, and opened two new data centers – in Portland, Oregon, and Calgary.