ViaWest, Cox Business, colocation, cloud computing, cloud hosting, cloud services, managed services, disaster recovery, partnership, strategic partnership, fiber network connectivity, fiber optic transport, fiber optics, cloud infrastructure, Las Vegas, Nevada, Phoenix, Arizona, Southern California, IT infrastructure, Mark Bowser, data center, Tier IV, Nancy PhillipsViaWest and Cox Business today announced a strategic partnership to offer commercial customers secure fiber network connectivity along with compliant colocation and cloud infrastructure solutions.

As the partnership kicks off, Cox Business will begin offering ViaWest’s services to customers with an initial focus on the Las Vegas, Phoenix and Southern California markets.

“Cox Business customers have a growing need for scalable IT infrastructure solutions thatViaWest, Cox Business, colocation, cloud computing, cloud hosting, cloud services, managed services, disaster recovery, partnership, strategic partnership, fiber network connectivity, fiber optic transport, fiber optics, cloud infrastructure, Las Vegas, Nevada, Phoenix, Arizona, Southern California, IT infrastructure, Mark Bowser, data center, Tier IV, Nancy Phillips enable them to access mission-critical data anytime and anywhere,” said Mark Bowser,executive vice president and chief financial officer, Cox Communications. “By partnering with ViaWest, we have an enhanced product offering that now includes a full suite of secure cloud and colocation solutions to meet the infrastructure needs of our customers.”

Earlier this year, ViaWest opened a 110,000 square foot data center in Las Vegas, which earned the colocation industry’s first Tier IV design certification in North America. ViaWest plans to open its 90,000 square foot enterprise-class, multi-tenant data center facility in Phoenix early in 2014 with Cox Enterprises as its anchor tenant.

“We are thrilled to partner with Cox Business, a proven leader in technology and an organization that shares our commitment to service excellence,” said Nancy Phillips, chief executive officer, ViaWest. “We believe this partnership offers businesses a unique combination of solutions that meet the demands of an ever-changing technology landscape.”

Both ViaWest and Cox Business are privately held and hold the same philosophy when it comes to delivering world-class customer service. ViaWest’s local data centers mean reduced latency for data transfers and synchronization, while Cox Business’ local service and support means customers get what they need when they need it.