ViaWest has opened its Phoenix data center, which is the company’s first facility in Arizona. The colocation provider says its seeing tremendous growth in the region, driven by disaster recovery and re-locations from the California market, in addition to the need for enterprises to locate their primary, production applications.
The Phoenix facility, which will have more than 40,000 square feet of raised floor space, offers colocation, managed and cloud services, along with hybrid offerings to meet growing demand for flexible and scalable IT solutions. The environment is fully compliant to meet PCI, SOC, SSAE and HIPAA regulations.
Located in a low-risk natural disaster region, ViaWest’s Phoenix data center will include:
- Multiple medium voltage (12.47kV class) utility power feeds
- 10 MW redundant, fault tolerant diesel power generation capacity
- 2(N+1) 5.4 MW redundant, fault tolerant UPS capacity
- 250+Watts/square footage high density capability
- 500,000 gallon on-site chilled water storage for continuous cooling
Industry veteran Chris Parsons will lead the charge in Arizona. Parsons has 20 years of leadership experience and knows the Phoenix market well, with more than 10 years experience there. Before joining ViaWest, Parsons served as a Regional Vice President for Internap Network Services, where he was responsible for sales and revenue growth in the Western U.S. Prior to Internap, he spent two years with Qwest and 13 years with Cable and Wireless USA, where he held various leadership roles in both direct and indirect sales channels.
"ViaWest’s broad portfolio of infrastructure solutions will be a welcome addition in the Phoenix market,” said Parsons. “We are the first local provider to offer a robust portfolio of IT infrastructure solutions, which scale to meet customers’ growth and compliance requirements. I am excited to join the ViaWest team capitalize on this opportunity.”
The company, which is headquartered in Colorado, has been busy expanding into new markets. Last year it announced it was building in Minneapolis, as well as building a Tier IV facility in Denver and it built out a multi-tenant tier IV facility in Las Vegas.
There’s been a lot of activity in Arizona, at least partially spurred by passed state tax incentives for data centers.