ViaWest Leases 10 MW Facility in Las Vegas

An illustration of ViaWest's plans for its new data center in Las Vegas. (Source: ViaWest)

Las Vegas continues to be a hot market for data center development. Data center services firm ViaWest said this week has completed a lease agreement on a 110,000 square foot facility in North Las Vegas, Nevada, which will house its second data center in the greater Las Vegas market, the company said this week. Upon completion the new facility will offer more than 70,000 square feet of raised floor colocation space, with the first phase available for new customers in early 2013.

“With our first Las Vegas data center at capacity, this expansion will enable us to significantly increase our footprint while meeting heightened demand for premium data center space,” said Roy Dimoff, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of ViaWest. “We are excited to grow our investment in this market and further establish ourselves in the local community. ViaWest’s North Las Vegas data center will truly be an exceptional facility.”

ViaWest said the North Las Vegas facility will feature its latest cooling technology, custom designed for the Las Vegas climate, and will be designed to meet standards for certification under the LEED standard for energy-efficient buildings, as well as the Energy Star program.

The 10MW+ powered site will be engineered with multiple medium voltage utility feeders, which further ensure power diversity and reliability.

“Our North Las Vegas data center will offer our clients Nevada’s most flexible and environmentally responsible data center to house their core infrastructure along with serving as a secure disaster recovery back-up site,” said Dave Leonard, Senior Vice President of Data Center Operations for ViaWest. “We are seeing tremendous demand for high-end data center space that not only offers the utmost in security and reliability, but also includes a hands-on, personalized approach in working with clients. This is a distinction not commonly found in larger data centers today.”

Las Vegas has been a hot market for data center action this year, with a major expansion by Switch and the announcement of new facilities by pair Networks and Cobalt Data Centers. Vegas has seen increased data center demand as a disaster recovery location for west coast enterprise customers.

Upon completion of this facility, ViaWest will offer over 450,000 square feet of usable raised floor data center space across 23 data centers throughout Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, and Utah.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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