Adding another state-of-the-art facility to its roster, ViaWest today announced that it will build the company’s fifth data center in its home town of Denver, Colorado. This newest greenfield data center build, called Compark, will create a 210,000-square-foot facility in southeast Denver, with 140,000 square feet of that to be committed as raised floor space. ViaWest expects to complete construction on the new data center in Q1 2014.
The company will pursue Uptime Institute Tier IV design certification for the Compark data center, indicating its redundancy and fault-tolerant design. Also of importance, Compark will target a 1.2 Power Use Effectiveness (PUE) rating, one of the lowest – and therefore best – in the industry. PUE ratings demonstrate highly efficient operations across power, cooling and other data center systems.
Recognized as a hotbed for innovation and entrepreneurial activity, Colorado is a growing hub for enterprise and technology companies. It is also a key state for firms seeking data center infrastructure in a low-risk geography to support production and disaster recovery environments.
Kristin Russell, CIO for the State of Colorado, remarked: “ViaWest is a key part of the Colorado technology ecosystem. We are so pleased to see ViaWest continue to grow and strengthen its much-appreciated commitment to the IT community in Colorado. Their continued expansion is a strong indicator of the growth within Colorado’s technology sector.”
ViaWest recently announced plans for another data center in Minneapolis, Minn., which will also be completed in the first quarter of 2014. In addition, ViaWest opened its Lone Mountain Las Vegas data center in early 2013, the first Tier IV design-certified multi-tenant data center in North America.
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