ViaWest, one of the largest colocation providers in North America, has announced the qualification of its Chaska, Minnesota data center for the state’s tax incentive program, sponsored by Minnesota’s Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).
Effective immediately, the program provides a sales tax exemption for ViaWest customers on IT investments within ViaWest‘s Minnesota data center. This exemption includes IT equipment such as servers, cabinets, networking gear, software and other hardware.
ViaWest’s Chaska data center offers 70,000 square feet of white floor space, one of the largest available in Minnesota. The company provides a full suite of customized IT solutions including colocation, managed services, cloud infrastructure and compliant solutions.
“ViaWest’s qualification for this program provides another benefit to companies seeking data center space and colocation in Minnesota,” said Dan Curry, ViaWest’s Director of Sales for Minnesota. “This program, combined with Minnesota’s low electricity costs and lack of personal property taxes, allows our customers and future customers to reduce significantly the total cost of ownership and reinvest those savings in their businesses.”
ViaWest‘s Minnesota data center was built to be compliant, meeting PCI, SOC, SSAE and HIPAA regulations and is staffed with 24×7 on-site engineers and service personnel to help maintain uptime.