ViaWest has announced its newest greenfield data center build, Compark, will be located in southeast Denver. The company will pursue Uptime Institute Tier IV design certification for the Compark data center, signifying its redundancy and fault-tolerant design. The 210,000-square-foot facility is ViaWest’s fifth data center in the Denver market. It is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2014 and further exemplifies ViaWest’s leadership in the data center solutions sector.

Recognized as a hotbed for innovation and entrepreneurial activity, Colorado is a growing hub for enterprise and technology companies. It is also a key state for firms seeking data center infrastructure in a low-risk geography to support production and disaster recovery environments. The Compark facility will meet both the in- and out-of-market demand ViaWest is seeing from existing and new clients that require high-end facilities for their IT infrastructures.

“As a Denver-based company for more than fourteen years, we are proud to expand our presence in this region to further serve our existing customers and meet the strong demand we’re seeing nationwide,” states Nancy Phillips , president and CEO for ViaWest. “Our dedication to delivering high-touch customer service and a growth path of IT capabilities continues to uniquely position us in the market. We are eager to grow our footprint with the addition of another industry-leading data center facility.”

“ViaWest is a key part of the Colorado technology ecosystem,” states Kristin Russell, CIO for the State of Colorado. "We are so pleased to see ViaWest continue to grow and strengthen its much-appreciated commitment to the IT community in Colorado. Their continued expansion is a strong indicator of the growth within Colorado’s technology sector."

Compark’s convenient location in southeast Denver will encompass 140,000 sq ft of raised floor space, with the total facility to be built to 210,000 square feet. The facility will also be marked by an anticipated 1.2 power use effectiveness (PUE) rating, one of the lowest in the industry. PUE ratings demonstrate highly efficient operations across power, cooling and other data center systems.

ViaWest Compark will offer data center infrastructure services and hybrid environments consisting of cloud computing, wholesale and retail colocation, managed services and compliance solutions. As experts in right-sizing IT architecture, ViaWest helps companies of all sizes by tailoring solutions that address their current requirements and that help them plan for future growth and the changing compliance landscape.

The company recently announced plans for another data center in Minneapolis, which will also be completed in the first quarter of 2014.  In addition, ViaWest opened its Lone Mountain Las Vegas data center in early 2013, the first Tier IV design-certified multi-tenant data center in North America. As the market leader in high-quality, efficient and fault-tolerant data center services, ViaWest will continue duplicating this successful strategy in key markets throughout the U.S. where it identifies a need for its local approach to meeting customer needs.