ViaWest  has announced that LPL Financial, LLC has chosen ViaWest for colocation services at its Richardson, TX data center. LPL Financial, a wholly owned subsidiary of LPL Financial Holdings Inc., is the nation's largest independent broker-dealer, an RIA custodian, and an independent consultant to retirement plans.

With an eye toward innovation and simplicity, LPL Financial sought to implement a data center strategy to support its growth and business efficiency objectives. The LPL team selected ViaWest’s Synergy Park data center due to its geographic location, high availability and secure infrastructure.  LPL will now benefit from increased simplicity and efficiency through self-provisioning and faster deployments.

“ViaWest proved to be an organization that truly understood our business priorities,” explains Victor Fetter, LPL Financial managing director and chief information officer. “Partnering with their team will enable us to innovate within the next generation of infrastructure, allowing us to deploy integrated mobile and digital solutions faster through our private cloud, with greater flexibility and at reduced cost. In turn, we will be in position to better serve and support our 13,500 advisors and 700 financial institutions with more advanced clearing services, advisory platform, and technology solutions.”

“LPL Financial is a great example of an organization that recognizes how game-changing technology infrastructure can be for its business,” states Christopher Rajiah, senior vice president of sales and marketing for ViaWest. “The scalability and flexibility we deliver to their enterprise position their team for greater innovation and improved speed to market. We are thrilled to partner with a growing leader in the financial services sector and look forward to supporting LPL Financial in the years ahead.”

ViaWest’s 85,000-sq-ft offers high density power configurations, high capacity network access, disaster recovery office space, and the latest in efficient cooling technologies. The company’s 24x7 service and support are backed by a 100% service level agreement (SLA) for power, bandwidth and network services availability. ViaWest also offers a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee.