ViaWest has announced that DIRECTV has selected ViaWest to support its critical network infrastructure.

DIRECTV serves more than 37 million customers in the U.S. and Latin America with state-of-the-art technology, programming and customer service. Because its business is growing rapidly within a competitive and dynamic marketplace, DIRECTV sought a strong technology partner that would deliver colocation space, reliable power and cooling as the company moves its production environment into a new location.

“We chose to work with ViaWest because they deeply understand complex data center builds,” states Paul James, senior vice president of Finance for DIRECTV. “We have extensive power needs and were impressed with ViaWest's ability to help us forward-plan our space, power and cooling needs, and the company’s willingness to make a long-term commitment to us. ViaWest has shown that their team is capable of handling these challenges, and we look forward to a fruitful partnership.”

ViaWest’s 27 enterprise-class data centers located across the United States support both production workloads and disaster recovery solutions. The company provides unmatched technical and customer support for its colocation, cloud computing and managed services suite. Its data centers are designed for fault tolerance, as well as high-energy efficiency across its power, cooling and operation systems.

“ViaWest has a long and successful history of working closely with customers to deliver tailored solutions that solve business problems,” explains Nancy Phillips, President and CEO for ViaWest. “We are proud to bring DIRECTV’s mission-critical enterprise production environment into one of our enterprise-class facilities. We look forward to a strategic long-term partnership with DIRECTV to support their data center strategy as their business grows.”