Grand Opening: ViaWest’s Newest Fault Tolerant Data Center

ViaWest, yesterday, celebrated the grand opening of its newest data center, located in Chaska, Minnesota.   The high-end facility encompasses more than 70,000 square feet of raised floor and will offer customers premium colocation, managed and cloud services and hybrid offerings, with 24×7 on-site engineers and service. The data center is also fully compliant, meeting PCI, SOC, SSAE and HIPAA regulations. As with its other data centers, ViaWest will also pursue the North American Tier IV design certification from the Uptime Institute, which represents the highest rating possible measuring quality and reliability in a data center. VIPs, local businesses and ViaWest … Continue reading

NYI Supports Business Critical Operations for Porta 80

NYI, a New York company specializing in customized technology infrastructure solutions, announces that Porta 80, a leading web hosting and Internet company based in Brazil, chose NYI to provide secure infrastructure services to support its business critical operations.  NYI’s data center in New York serves as a major platform for Porta 80 in the U.S. and a reliable back-up for their Brazilian operations. “Choosing NYI was a great decision for Porta 80 as time and time again we have seen their team go far beyond what vendors normally do,” states Rogerio Pereira, Chief Operating Officer and Operations Manager for Porta … Continue reading

Emergency Preparedness a Hot Topic at DCD Converged New York 2014 – tw telecom’s Robert Bianco is Back to Speak

tw telecom Manhattan Vice President and General Manager, Robert Bianco will grace the stage again for Data Center Dynamics Converged New York. This year’s event takes place Tuesday, Mar 11 at the Marriott Marquis in NYC.  As an expert on Business Continuity Disaster Recovery (BCDR) solutions, and after a successful panel discussion held at last year’s Converged on post-Superstorm Sandy, Bianco was invited to speak again at DCD this year on “Emergency Preparedness and Resilience.”  The panel takes place Tuesday, Mar. 11 at 2:10 p.m. in Hall 1. The panel focuses on the regional challenges faced by critical environments in … Continue reading

ViaWest’s Sean McCaffery recognized as one of CRN’s 2014 Channel Chiefs

ViaWest, the leading colocation, managed services, and cloud provider in North America, announced today that Sean McCaffery, Vice President of Channel Sales for ViaWest, has been named one of CRN’s 2014 Channel Chiefs.  This prestigious list of the most powerful leaders in the IT channel recognizes those executives directly responsible for driving channel sales and growth within their organization, while evangelizing the importance of the channel throughout the entire IT Industry. CRN Channel Chiefs were selected by the CRN editorial team based on channel experience, program innovations, channel-driven revenue, and public support for the importance of IT channel sales. With … Continue reading

ViaWest Named to the CRN Data Center 100

ViaWest, the leading colocation, managed services and cloud provider in North America, announces that it has been recognized in the annual CRN Data Center 100 list, featuring technology vendors whose solutions are vital for powering today’s data center. CRN developed the list to help solution providers navigate the marketplace and identify the top companies and technologies across the data center to best meet their needs as they build solutions for their customers.    The list honors vendors in five different data center technology categories: Infrastructure, Tools, Virtualization, Service Providers and Designers and Builders. As an Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider that operates 27 … Continue reading

tw telecom Manhattan is New York Real Estate Journal’s “Company of the Month”

Indicating a very strong 2013, and setting the stage for an even more successful 2014, is tw telecom Manhattan’s achievement as the New York Real Estate Journal’s “Company of the Month.” There are several reasons why tw telecom tops out the year as NYREJ’s Company of the Month: tw telecom has built its own fiber networks across the country, including nearly 200 miles in the Manhattan area to deliver faster, better and easier network solutions to businesses. With this network, tw telecom has the reach to connect customers across the city and throughout the country by accessing the firm’s 30,000 … Continue reading

Lightower Expands All-Fiber Network in Chicago Market

Lightower, NERCOMP 2014, education technology, campus technology, high performance optical network Not just the Windy City, Chicago is also a well-networked city. A Midwest center of finance, commerce, industry and transportation, Chicago is a national and international hub for technology and telecommunications. That’s even more true today, now that Lightower Fiber Networks has announced an expansion of its network across the Chicago metro area. Lightower is constructing multiple new fiber rings throughout downtown Chicago and the surrounding communities of Oak Brook, Elk Grove and Franklin Park. This network expansion will make Lightower services available to hundreds of new commercial buildings and data centers throughout the area. Lightower will also be building … Continue reading

ViaWest Selects GE to Power Its Data Centers

ViaWest Powering the most energy-efficient and fault-tolerant data centers is not an easy task, so ViaWest turned to the experts at GE’s Critical Power business when it was designing its newest Tier IV design-certified data centers. ViaWest is using GE’s highly reliable electrical distribution systems to power several of the company’s data centers, including the Lone Mountain facility in Las Vegas; the Cornell data center in Denver; the Synergy Park data center in Dallas; and two new data centers under construction in Denver and Minneapolis. “GE’s combination of highly reliable equipment, speed to market and financing options make them an ideal … Continue reading

ViaWest Hosts Intel’s Top 500 Supercomputer Project

ViaWest ViaWest announced its partnership today with Intel at the ViaWest Hillsboro data center, located just to the west of Portland, Oregon. ViaWest is housing Intel’s most efficient and densely packed supercomputer, one that recently received the number 400 ranking on the Top 500 Supercomputer List for the most powerful computer systems in use today. “Our technical team was very excited to support this supercomputer configuration by delivering 140 kW (kilowatts) of power and cooling capacity – a powerhouse configuration that no other provider had the power or cooling systems to deliver,” stated Jim Linkous, Regional Vice President Sales and General … Continue reading