The interior of a CoreLink data center. The company has sold its Las Vegas facility to ViaWest.
ViaWest is betting on the Las Vegas market, where it is both building and buying. The managed hosting provider will acquire a CoreLink data center in downtown Las Vegas, doubling the company's capacity in that market. In May, ViaWest has already announced its intent to develop a facility in North Las Vegas.
ViaWest currently operates a 14,000 square foot data center in downtown Las Vegas with 2 megawatts of IT capacity. The acquisition of the CoreLink facility will add another 8,500 square feet of space and 2 megawatts of IT capacity. Both of those facilities will be dwarfed by the new data center ViaWest is leasing in North Las Vegas, which will feature 70,000 square feet of raised floor space and north of 10 megawatts of power. Upon its completion, ViaWest will offer more than 460,000 square feet of raised floor data center space across 24 data centers throughout Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, and Utah.
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.
"CoreLink’s commitment to customer support and providing customized IT infrastructure solutions aligns closely with the ViaWest mission,” states Roy Dimoff, Chairman and CEO of ViaWest. “The addition of these assets expands our presence in the Las Vegas market and enhances our base of established customers. Simply, this investment supports our objective of being a premier technology infrastructure provider in the region."
The deal marks CoreLink's first sale of a data center asset. CoreLink got its start when its founders bought three existing PacWest carrier hotels sites in Phoenix, Las Vegas and Seattle and upgraded the facilities to support higher power densities. Last October the company acquired an 80,000 square foot data center in the suburban Chicago market, which also serves as the company’s heaquarters. CoreLink has also acquired the second facility in Seattle, a project begun by a managed hosting provider.
“ViaWest has established a reputation and track record for exceptional service and support,” states Jay Snider, CEO of CoreLink. “This is consistent with the CoreLink approach to its customers and we are confident this level of customer focus will be maintained during and after the transition.”