DIRECTV Moves Core Servers into ViaWest Data Center
ViaWest wins deal with DIRECTV, a massive satellite TV network operator. Pictured is power infrastructure in ViaWest’s Las Vegas data center. (Photo: ViaWest)

DIRECTV Moves Core Servers into ViaWest Data Center

Satellite TV company with 37 million customers a big customer win for data center provider

DIRECTV has chosen ViaWest as its data center provider in support of critical TV servers network infrastructure. The satellite TV company has more than 37 million customers in the U.S. and Latin America.

DIRECTV is moving its apparently power-intensive production environment to the The ViaWest data center from an undisclosed previous location. The companies did not disclose which of ViaWest's nearly 30 facilities around the country the customer chose.

“We chose to work with ViaWest because they deeply understand complex data center builds,” said Paul James, senior vice president of finance for DIRECTV. “We have extensive power needs and were impressed with ViaWest's ability to help us forward-plan our space, power and cooling needs, and the company’s willingness to make a long-term commitment to us.”

ViaWest has 27 data centers located across the U.S. The company was recently acquired by Canadian telco Shaw Communications for $1.2 billion dollars. The branding remains and the business continues growing.

“ViaWest has a long and successful history of working closely with customers to deliver tailored solutions that solve business problems,” Nancy Phillips, ViaWest president and CEO, said. “We are proud to bring DIRECTV’s mission-critical enterprise production environment into one of our enterprise-class facilities. We look forward to a strategic long-term partnership with DIRECTV to support their data center strategy as their business grows.”

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