Denver, Colorado – (The Hosting News) – April 16, 2007 – Adaptable colocation and managed hosting solutions firm, ViaWest, has expanded efforts in Salt Lake City, acquiring a third new
10,000 sq. ft. Tier 1 data center, nearly doubling its service capacity in Utah, while adding Vehix.com to its roster portfolio of Salt Lake City customers.
Vehix.com, an online automotive portal, will work with ViaWest to support its managed hosting services for its customer-facing web site. Vehix.com is one of the most trafficked automotive resource websites on the Internet. Vehix.com represents more than 1,500 auto dealers in over 60 markets, hosting a real-time, online inventory of new and used vehicles.
Mike van Thiel, CTO of Vehix.com remarked, ”Vehix.com has continued to see an increase in demand for its online services. To ensure we effectively support this growing demand, we needed to work with an organization that could provide a long-term, scaleable solution to support our anticipated growth. We felt it was important to work with an organization that has a presence in Salt Lake City so after careful evaluation, ViaWest became the clear choice based on its locations, unique service offerings, high-quality service, industry expertise and 24×7 onsite management.”
Currently supporting over 200 businesses in its three Utah data centers, ViaWest continues to see an increase in demand among businesses in Salt Lake City for its managed hosting and colocation services. The expansion of a new data center allows ViaWest to extend its services in Utah and meet the growing demand with another Tier 1 data center. ViaWest will be expanding its entire data center capacity by more than 60 percent in 2007, with a large percentage of the expansion efforts taking place in Salt Lake City.
Roy Dimoff, CEO and Co-founder of ViaWest added, ”A growing number of businesses in Salt Lake City, including Vehix.com, have realized the need to work with an organization that has a local presence and can offer a comprehensive solution for their growing data requirements. The addition of the new Tier 1 data center in Salt Lake City reflects our continued effort to make investments in state-of-the-art data centers that provide the highest levels of managed hosting and colocation services.”
The new ViaWest data center is located in the Cottonwood Heights area in the Old Mill Office Park. Steven Hopkins, President of Beckstrand and Associates commented, ”We are very pleased to have ViaWest as a new tenant and premiere data center operator in our office park.”
ViaWest’s managed hosting solution offers businesses a secure and reliable platform for maintaining mission-critical business applications. Its dedicated hosting team is comprised of experienced engineers who provide proactive troubleshooting and support, giving organizations more time and resources to spend supporting their customers and growing their businesses. ViaWest provides colocation, managed hosting solutions and comprehensive services to mid-sized businesses. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with additional Tier 1 data centers in Utah and Oregon, ViaWest offers technology infrastructure solutions and critical resources to support business needs. ViaWest currently serves thousands of customers nationwide including Frontier Airlines, the Denver Broncos, Exclusive Resorts and Chipotle. The company was named One of Denver’s Top Corporate Philanthropists and One of Colorado’s Top 10 Mid-size Best Companies to Work For.
For more information about ViaWest, please visit: www.viawest.net.