New Colocation Datacenter for ViaWest in Dallas, Texas

2016-12-23 | Datacenter Colocation

ViaWest has launched the first phase of its 7th datacenter in Dallas, Texas. The colocation datacenter will be located in the northern suburb of Plano. Until now, ViaWest has operated five datacenters in downtown Dallas and one in Richardson. The six colocation datacenters had a total operational capacity of 112,816 square feet.

The first phase of the new datacenter includes 60,000 square feet and 2.25MW of power capacity – a Tier III-Certified facility by the Uptime Institute. When it is fully complete, the ViaWest newest facility will house 148,000-square-feet, 18MW of power and 29 MW redundant UPS capacity. I will be ViaWest’s largest datacenter in Texas and will more than double its capacity in the state.

The Plano suburb of Dallas is becoming an important hub for colocation datacenters. Over the past year, a number of datacenter providers, including Equinix, Stream Data Centers, and T5 Data have developed new datacenters in the suburb. These providers take advantage of the demand from the increasing number of businesses moving into Dallas and from national and international enterprises.

The addition of the Plano datacenter is part of an ongoing effort by ViaWest to expand its footprint and services in North America and Europe. In 2016 alone, the company has expanded it’s offering of Hybrid IT Solutions through the acquisition of AppliedTrust, expanded its footprint and cloud offerings with the acquisition of INetU, and opened new data centers in Portland, Oregon., and Calgary, Alberta.

ViaWest, the Denver based provider, offers datacenter colocation, managed services for AWS, cloud services, and hybrid IT solutions. The company currently has over twenty datacenters in the USA and Canada, making them one of twenty leading datacenter providers in the world, along with Level 3 Communications, Digital Realty, TW Telecom, Equinix, Inc and others.

The expansion of datacenter footprint by Viawest is evidence of the increasing demand of colocation datacenter space and related services. The increasing complexity of datacenter facilities is compelling most enterprises to outsource their datacenter services instead of building their own facilities.

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