Colo services provider ViaWest said this week it's building a Tier IV data center in a Minneapolis suburb.
The Denver-based company has purchased 28 acres of land for the facility, which will provide hybrid hosting, private and community clouds, and managed services. Construction on the 150,000-square-foot data center should start in the first quarter of 2014.
“Demand within our hybrid niche has continued to increase and we have identified the Minneapolis region as a market in which our local approach to meeting customer needs with tailored solutions will be well-served," said Nancy Phillips, president and CEO of ViaWest.
Key prospective clients include the health care, financial and government sectors.
The Tier IV design certification comes from the Uptime Institute, a third-party data center research, education, and consulting organization. ViaWest plans to apply for the Tier IV certification for the Minneapolis facility once it has completed the design documents.