Bringing clients closer to their customers, ViaWest launched a new cloud node in the Colorado region, enabling Rocky Mountain users to access applications more efficiently.

 “The speed that applications can be accessed can have a very real impact on the bottom line,” said Michele Corvino, director of product management for ViaWest. “This cloud node enables our clients to place their applications closer to their users in the Rocky Mountain region so they can deliver service excellence to their internal and external customers.”

Hosted from the ViaWest Compark Data Center, the cloud node brings lower latency, premium connectivity and advanced hardware for clients serving the Rocky Mountain region. Cloud solutions include private, public and compliant clouds, disaster recovery, and managed services for public hyperscale cloud providers, such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud.

“This cloud node enables our clients to achieve speed, scale and efficiency and is connected to our network of cloud nodes and data centers located across the country by our high speed national backbone,” said Gunnar Stinnett, vice president of sales for the Rocky Mountain Region. “This investment enhances our ongoing commitment to serving clients in our home state of Colorado.”

ViaWest operates and manages five data centers in Colorado, offering a combined raised floor capacity of over 278,000 sq ft. The Compark Data Center opened in Centennial in 2014 and is among the most innovative and efficient in the data center industry, with a Power Usage Effectiveness of 1.3 and power density capabilities of more than 1,500 watts per sq ft.