ViaWest Announces Opening of Phoenix Colocation Facility

The Phoenix colocation facility offers more than 40,000 square feet of raised floor

ViaWest, a large provider of colocation, managed hosting services, and cloud hosting in North America, has announced the opening of its latest data center in Phoenix, Arizona.  ViaWest’s Phoenix data center offers more than 40,000 square feet of raised floor and has been engineered with the latest in UPS power equipment and energy-efficient cooling technology.

The Phoenix data center facility will offer a comprehensive suite of colocation, managed hosting and cloud hosting services, along with hybrid offerings to meet growing demand for flexible and scalable IT solutions. Offering a fully compliant environment to meet PCI, SOC, SSAE and HIPAA regulations, the Phoenix data center is ViaWest’s first in Arizona.

Positioned in a low-risk natural disaster region, ViaWest’s Phoenix data center offers:

  • Multiple medium voltage (12.47kV class) utility power feeds
  • 10 MW redundant, fault tolerant diesel power generation capacity
  • 2(N+1) 5.4 MW redundant, fault tolerant UPS capacity
  • 250+Watts/square footage high density capability
  • 500,000 gallon on-site chilled water storage for continuous cooling

ViaWest’s Arizona market expansion will be led by Chris Parsons, a veteran in the colocation services industry. “Chris has 20 years of leadership experience in technology sales, 10 of them in the Phoenix market,” said Christopher Rajiah, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at ViaWest. “His knowledge of the local business community and experience opening data centers position him to build the ViaWest brand in Phoenix and beyond.”

Before joining ViaWest, Parsons served as a Regional Vice President for Internap Network Services, where he was responsible for sales and revenue growth in the Western U.S. Prior to Internap, he spent two years with Qwest and 13 years with Cable and Wireless USA, where he held various leadership roles in both direct and indirect sales channels.