Grand_Canyon_logo_2013Grand Canyon University (GCU), a private, Christian university located in Phoenix, Arizona has selected ViaWest’s Arizona data center to support its IT environment and to augment curriculum options of its computer science department. GCU expects significant growth of its student body to continue over the coming years and needed a way to grow efficiently, while minimizing its carbon footprint.

ViaWest custom designed a data center solution for GCU that doubles as a production environment and as a backup to GCU’s other data center. On top of that, ViaWest’s Arizona data center will support the campus’ online classes, student-facing portal, all email and chat functions and the schools CRM software.

ViaWest’s Arizona data center has 42,500 sq. ft. of raised floor capacity and features:

  • 2(N+1) redundancy
  • 5,400 kW UPS system capacity
  • 250+ Watts/SF high density capability
  • 100% Customer Satisfaction Commitment
  • HIPAA and PCI compliant solutions
  • Direct access to secure services including cloud computing, managed, security and hybrid configurations

As part of the GCU curriculum enhancements, ViaWest will offer internships to students working on advanced degree programs in computer science and will provide GCU the ability to offer tours of the facility showcasing a “day in the life of a data center,” all aimed at positively impacting their students and faculty.

Please click here, to read ViaWest’s press release.