ViaWest Expands Oregon Data Center Facility

Hillsboro Complex data center now features an added 23,000 square feet of usable raised floor space


Denver—May 3, 2012ViaWest, one of the largest privately-held data center, cloud computing and managed services providers in North America, expanded its Oregon data center facility—the Hillsboro Complex—with an added 23,000 square feet of raised floor. The additional space—along with the existing facility—will total over 50,000 square feet of sellable space, making this SSAE 16/SOC 1 and SOC 3-compliant facility the largest in the state of Oregon.

“ViaWest was extremely flexible in providing a solution—they worked with us to help us grow, not stifling our growth with huge fees from the beginning,” said Amir Yazdani, Executive Vice President, IT & Chief Information Officer of Rentrak. “The depth of relationships with ViaWest executives was wonderful, both before the sale and today. There is constant, pro-active communication at all levels. Since engaging with ViaWest, our business has increased tenfold.”

Driven by customer request and significant growth in the region over the past year, ViaWest constructed Hillsboro 1 and Hillsboro 2 with the latest power and cooling systems, which allows for the easy addition of space in an energy efficient and green manner. Together with Energy Trust of Oregon, ViaWest researched and tested cooling solutions in order to select the most energy efficient system available.

The Hillsboro 2 expansion will leverage this existing infrastructure, which includes 2(N+1) UPS systems that further enable the facility for high-density configurations. Like all ViaWest data center facilities, the Hillsboro Complex is focused on the region it serves, staffed 24x7 by local experts in engineering and support.

“ViaWest is proud to offer the Oregon and Southern Washington market scalable solutions centered around their unique growth,” said Jim Linkous, Regional Vice President of Sales and General Manager for ViaWest. “Our customers at the Hillsboro Complex come from a wide spectrum of industries and we are committed to serving their needs with a hands-on approach designed to ensure an exceptional customer experience. We hold ourselves accountable for taking care of our communities, both in how our facilities will affect the environment and through civic outreach by our employees.”

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