Denver, CO – April 28, 2016– ViaWest, a leading provider of Hybrid IT Solutions and Colocation in North America, announced that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named ViaWest to its 2016 Tech Elite 250 list. This annual list honors an exclusive group of North American IT solution providers that have earned the highest number of advanced technical certifications from leading technology vendors.

To compile the annual list, The Channel Company’s research group and CRN editors work together to identify the most customer-beneficial technical certifications in the North American IT channel. Companies who have obtained these elite designations— which enable solution providers to deliver premium products, services and customer support—are then selected from a pool of online applicants.

“We recognize the importance of working closely with the leading partners in the channel and attaining the highest credentials to keep our customers at the forefront of hybrid IT and colocation,” said Isaiah Hogberg, vice president of channel, ViaWest. “To be included on CRN’s esteemed Tech Elite Solution Providers list is quite an honor and one we hope to continue to earn as our customers succeed in the cloud.”

“The solution providers selected for our annual Tech Elite 250 list have demonstrated a commitment to excellence and gained strong industry credibility by earning some of the most difficult IT certifications available from top technology vendors,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “Attainment of these exclusive certifications strengthens the channel as a whole by invigorating partnerships and enabling the delivery of exceptional customer service. We congratulate each of these organizations and look forward to their continued success.”

ViaWest operates 30 data centers across North America and is a leading Hybrid IT solutions provider offering cloud, colocation, compliance services and security solutions. Recognized as a trusted IT partner, ViaWest offers a comprehensive suite of data centers, all complemented by a broad range of managed services and an exceptional customer experience with 24x7 support. ViaWest data centers feature the latest in power delivery equipment, high efficiency cooling and a 100 percent uptime commitment.

Coverage of the Tech Elite 250 will be featured in the April issue of CRN, and online at www.crn.com.

About ViaWest
ViaWest is a leading Hybrid IT solutions provider offering cloud, colocation, compliance services and security solutions, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Shaw Communications, Inc. (NYSE: SJR). With more than 16 years of experience, 30 North American data centers and nine cloud nodes. ViaWest offers IT and infrastructure solutions that solve business challenges while balancing cost, scalability and security requirements. ViaWest delivers tailored solutions designed for maximum reliability and flexibility backed by our 100% uptime commitment.

For additional information on ViaWest, please visit www.viawest.com or call 1-877-448-9378. Follow ViaWest on at LinkedIn and Twitter.

About the Channel Company
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelco.com.

ViaWest Press Contact:
Alex Howe
fama PR for ViaWest
617-986-5030
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