Minnesota has a chilly climate, but the data center industry is warming to its charms. Colocation provider ViaWest is going to build a Tier IV data center in Minneapolis, a market that has been heating up as of late.
ViaWest, the leading colocation services provider in North America, announces plans for its newest Tier IV design certified data center to be built in the Minneapolis, Minnesota region. In response to strong business demand for a colocation provider offering a broader range of services including fully compliant environments, hybrid hosting, private and community clouds, and managed services, ViaWest evaluated several key markets and completed the acquisition of 28 acres of land, existing buildings and infrastructure in a Minneapolis suburb. From this location ViaWest will offer its comprehensive suite of premium wholesale and retail colocation, managed and cloud services.
ViaWest announces its partnership with Wayin, the online social engagement company. The partnership allows both companies to utilize each other’s IT services and join forces to promote and support the thriving Colorado business community and technology expertise.
VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced colocation and cloud service provider ViaWest is using VMware network virtualization to enable faster service provisioning, simplified management and greater flexibility and choice in service options for customers. VMware network virtualization provides ViaWest with a more efficient way of deploying cloud services than traditional hardware-defined networking approaches, leading to lower overall costs and a more consistent customer experience.
ViaWest today announces the addition of Christopher Rajiah, who joins the company’s executive team as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In this role, Rajiah will drive ViaWest’s direct sales and channel efforts. He will also lead the company’s marketing organization, driving messaging, branding and go-to-market strategies for the full colocation, cloud and managed services portfolio.