ViaWest Announces Opening of Minneapolis Colocation Facility

ViaWest, a provider of colocation, managed services, and cloud hosting in North America, has announced the grand opening of its newest data center, a $60 million investment. The colocation facility, located in Chaska, Minnesota, in the Minneapolis area, boasts more than 70,000 square feet of raised floor and is designed to be fault tolerant.

The new colocation facility in Minneapolis has an expected PUE of 1.4

ViaWest’s new data center will offer customers colocation, managed services and cloud hosting, as well as hybrid offerings, with 24×7 on-site engineers and service staff to help maintain uptime through remote hands capabilities, ticket tracking, event notification and more. The colocation facility will offer a variety of space options, from private suites and cages to cabinets, along with multi-zone security.

The data center is fully compliant, meeting PCI, SOC, SSAE and HIPAA regulations. ViaWest will also pursue the North American Tier IV design certification from the Uptime Institute.

ViaWest’s Minneapolis area colocation facility offers:

  • 9 MW redundant, fault-tolerant UPS capacity
  • 700+ Watts/SF high density pod availability
  • Energy efficient cooling system (expected PUE: 1.4)
  • 3,000 tons redundant, fault-tolerant cooling capacity

ViaWest owns and operates a variety of enterprise-grade colocation facilities throughout the Western United States. The company also has a cloud solution available that leverages best of breed technology leaders VMware and Cisco to offer private and public cloud hosting solutions as well as hybrid cloud deployments.