ViaWest Celebrates Grand Opening of Brookwood Data Center

23 Sep 2015 by Technology

"ViaWest, a leading Hybrid IT solutions provider in North America, today announced the grand opening of its Brookwood data center located in Hillsboro, Oregon. The highly redundant data center, which has already secured DreamHost as an anchor tenant, combines 138,000 square feet of raised floor space with a fault-tolerant design and high-density configurations supporting 700+ watts per square foot.

The state-of-the-art Brookwood data center offers business customers access to a variety of Hybrid IT and infrastructure solutions, including cloud, colocation, compliance services and security solutions. ViaWest Hybrid IT Solutions solve business challenges while balancing cost, scalability and security requirements and are backed by 24×7 expert support and a 100% uptime commitment.

""For more than 16 years, ViaWest has grown significantly by offering the highest-quality data center services in the industry, and we are proud to now have 29 data centers supporting nearly 1,500 customers,"" said Nancy Phillips, president & CEO of ViaWest. ""And it is no coincidence that three of our 29 data centers are located in Oregon. The fact that Oregon does not have a state sales tax and offers attractive tax incentive programs helps draw customers from neighboring states like California and Washington who are looking for more affordable data center alternatives.""

Energy also played a role in initially attracting ViaWest to Oregon. The state is known for low power costs and is the third-largest renewable energy producing state in the nation. ViaWest designed the Brookwood data center with redundant medium voltage power feeds, backed by an on-site generator plant. In addition, ViaWest is a Gold-level partner in the Portland General Electric Clean Wind program, which guarantees a reliable and renewable source of clean energy for businesses that require high-end facilities to support their IT infrastructures.

The Brookwood data center also is backed by ViaWest's signature exceptional customer experience. Staffed by a highly trained team of engineers, the data center features physical security monitoring and high resolution video surveillance to provide customers with peace of mind that their information is in a highly secure facility and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

In addition to 138,000 square feet of raised floor, the Brookwood data center offers:
700+ Watts/Sq. Ft high density capacity
Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) projected at below 1.3, among the lowest PUE of any colocation facility
18 MW redundant UPS capacity
High security with 24×7 key card access with secondary biometric authentication, 6 zone security access
100 percent uptime Service Level Agreement for power, bandwidth and network services
100 percent customer satisfaction guarantee

Additionally, ViaWest has in-house experts to help companies navigate the complexities of compliance, and as such designed Brookwood to meet multiple regulations including SSAE 16 and ISAE 3402 Service Organization Control (SOC) 1 Type II, SOC 2 Type II and SOC 3 reports."

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