Real Estate Giant Chooses ViaWest’s Colocation Services to Support Its Operations

Extra Space Storage (NYSE: EXR), a real estate giant with approximately 680,000 units and 75.7 million square feet of rentable space, has chosen ViaWest’s managed colocation services to support its production and disaster recovery environments.

cloud-servicesAs the second largest operator of self-storage in the U.S., Extra Space Storage owns and operates secured facilities built for personal and business storage use. Its facilities are designed to meet each community’s needs, along with direct access to on-site storage experts who help guide clients across all types of industries. 

Extra Space Storage houses its core IT and data platforms within ViaWest’s Denver Arapahoe colocation facility with a failover configuration located at ViaWest’s Cottonwood data center in Salt Lake City. The company recently introduced its data storage option in a cloud hosting environment. ViaWest also provides managed services for Extra Space Storage, including database administration under the Oracle Premier Database Administration, Clustering, and Standby platform.

High levels of security

“A key reason we chose ViaWest is that it’s too cost prohibitive to build out our own data center infrastructure with fully redundant systems and ensure the high levels of security and performance that Extra Space requires,” said Karl Wenger, Sr. Director of Network Services for Extra Space Storage. “Experts like ViaWest can achieve economies of scale; and with their depth of advanced IT services such as database administration, Extra Space has access to the best portfolio of options.”

Each of ViaWest‘s 27 colocation facilities in North America offer a full range of infrastructure services including colocation, cloud hosting and a managed services suite. Its business solution suite also includes disaster recovery & business continuity, and green data center strategy planning.

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