ViaWest to Build Data Center Near Minneapolis

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.


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