ViaWest proudly announced today that it has officially opened its Lone Mountain data center facility in North Las Vegas, celebrating the colocation industry’s first-ever North American Tier IV Design Certification.
The facility earned the Uptime Institute’s Tier IV design certification in October 2012. Tier IV is the highest rating possible and certifies that, when built to design specifications, the Lone Mountain facility is completely fault-tolerant and capable of withstanding an unplanned event such as a fire, explosion or water leak, or failure of any power or cooling equipment, without any impact to IT equipment.
To mark the grand opening, ViaWest will host an Open House on Thursday, February 28, at the Lone Mountain data center. The celebration will include facility tours, networking, food and drinks. To attend the event, visit the event registration site.
“We are excited to open such an amazing facility,” stated Michael Vignato, ViaWest Regional Vice President and General Manager, Nevada/Southern California. “Las Vegas is an excellent location, with low risk for natural disaster and an arid climate that contributes to this facility reaching an expected Power Use Effectiveness (PUE) rating of 1.2 – one of the lowest in the industry. Many of our customers now ask specifically to be part of Lone Mountain, wanting to take advantage of the availability and sustainability that it offers.”
The Lone Mountain data center will also be Energy Star and Green Globe certified. It is a 110,000 square foot-facility, which will offer 74,000 square feet of raised floor space upon completion of final build out. To learn more about Lone Mountain, view the interactive video facility tour here: http://www.viawest.com/lone-mountain-tour/.