Named the top choice in colocation services, ViaWest was awarded Colocation Provider of the Year in the CarrierSales Partner Choice Awards. ViaWest was chosen as the premier colocation company by top producing sales partners from CarrierSales’ roster of more than 350 providers.

“Our partnership with ViaWest has provided clear value to our partner community, year over year, which is why it comes as no surprise that our top-producing sales partners chose ViaWest as Colocation Provider of the Year for 2016,” said Richard Murray, President at CarrierSales. “We look forward to our continued partnership with ViaWest and to delivering its best-in-class colocation, managed services and cloud platform to our customers, nationwide.”

CarrierSales is an award-winning master agent recognized both nationally and internationally for distributing business IT and telecom services with a strategic niche in cloud, contact center and mobility solutions.

“CarrierSales has been an excellent match with ViaWest, which is the result of a shared passion for forward-thinking solutions,” said Dave Leonard, chief data center officer at ViaWest. “Our colocation offerings offer the flexibility to tailor solutions that create transformative IT infrastructure. We are honored to be recognized as the colocation provider of choice by CarrierSales’ partner base.”

ViaWest seamlessly collaborates with channel partners to implement customized Hybrid IT Solutions for large and small businesses. It owns and operates 30 data centers across North America and Canada, offering a suite of cloud, compliance services and security solutions.

“Our secret sauce is the close support we provide throughout the engagement so clients can focus on innovation,” said Alex Gerrard, ViaWest regional vice president of sales for the Southwest region. “This combination makes partnering with ViaWest an easy choice because we help our partners look like heroes in the eyes of their clients, who know their IT is in good hands.”