Managed hosting provider ViaWest has announced the acquisition of the Utah data center assets of Consonus, a colocation provider based in Salt Lake City. With the acquisition ViaWest will increase its footprint to six data centers encompassing approximately 100,000 square feet of usable raised floor in the greater Salt Lake City area.
“Consonus has been at the very heart of the Utah data center business for years” said Roy Dimoff, ViaWest’s Chairman & CEO. “ViaWest’s acquisition of these data centers, including their marquee customers and dedicated professional staff, significantly increases our service capabilities in the Utah market. This is an excellent opportunity for ViaWest to deliver essential services to a discerning and growing customer base.”
“We are pleased that our customers and employees are now going to be part of the ViaWest family, and would like to express our sincere gratitude to them for their contribution to the success of Consonus,” said Nana Baffour, Executive Chairman of Consonus Technologies. “We are confident these customers will continue to receive the same high level of offerings and support from ViaWest that they have become accustomed to.”
Heading up the consolidation for ViaWest will be Bob Newman, ViaWest’s Senior Vice President & Utah General Manager, and a former IT Director at the LDS Church. Bob will be managing all aspects of the integration of the business and customer base, as well as the day to day operational elements.
“With the acquisition, we will have over 50 employees in Utah, and we only see that number growing in the near future,” said Bob Newman. “Salt Lake City has deep technology roots and a great business community that drives innovation. ViaWest’s expansion in the market demonstrates our intent to support that innovation, and partner in the technology community’s growth.”