ViaWest Celebrates Grand Opening of Brookwood Data Center

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ViaWest, a hybrid IT solutions provider in North America, has announced the grand opening of its Brookwood data center located in Hillsboro, Oregon. The “highly redundant” data center, which has already secured DreamHost as an anchor tenant, combines 138,000 square feet of raised floor space with a fault-tolerant design and high-density configurations supporting 700+ watts per square foot. 

ViaWest’s Brookwood data center offers business customers access to a variety of hybrid IT and infrastructure solutions, including cloud hosting, colocation, compliance services and security solutions.

viawest-data-centersEnergy also played a role in initially attracting ViaWest to Oregon. The state is known for low power costs and is the third-largest renewable energy producing state in the nation. ViaWest designed the Brookwood data center with redundant medium voltage power feeds, backed by an on-site generator plant.

“For more than 16 years, ViaWest has grown significantly by offering the highest-quality data center services in the industry, and we are proud to now have 29 data centers supporting nearly 1,500 customers,” said Nancy Phillips, president and CEO of ViaWest. “And it is no coincidence that three of our 29 data centers are located in Oregon. The fact that Oregon does not have a state sales tax and offers attractive tax incentive programs helps draw customers from neighboring states like California and Washington who are looking for more affordable data center alternatives.”

In addition to 138,000 square feet of raised floor, the Brookwood data center would offer:

  • 700+ Watts/Sq. Ft high density capacity
  • Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) projected at below 1.3
  • 18 MW redundant UPS capacity
  • High security with 24×7 key card access with secondary biometric authentication, six-zone security access
  • 100 percent uptime Service Level Agreement (SLA) for power, bandwidth and network services

Additionally, ViaWest has in-house experts to help companies navigate the complexities of compliance, and as such designed Brookwood 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.