Web hosting provider ViaWest announced on Tuesday it has officially opened its 110,000 square foot, Lone Mountain data center in North Las Vegas, which marks the first-ever North American Tier IV design certification.
The move comes a couple of weeks after ViaWest named Bob Newman the company’s chief operating officer.
ViaWest will host an open house ceremony on February 28 at the Lone Mountain data center, which will feature tours, networking, food and drinks.
First announced in May 2012, ViaWest’s new data center has a focus on green design elements, robust security and high availability.
In October 2012, ViaWest’s new data center earned the Uptime Institute’s Tier IV design certification, which certifies that once the data center is completely built, it will be completely fault-tolerant and capable of withstanding an unplanned event without any impact to IT equipment.
Since launching in December, many ViaWest anchor customers have incorporated Lone Mountain into their data management plans.
ViaWest offers a range of IT infrastructure services, including colocation, cloud computing, disaster recovery and managed services solutions, backed by the company’s availability service level agreements.
Utah-based consumer credit company Progrexion recently expanded its colocation footprint into the Lone Mountain facility.
“We are excited to open such an amazing facility,” said Michael Vignato, ViaWest regional vice president and general manager at Nevada/Southern California. “Las Vegas is an excellent location, with low risk for natural disaster and an arid climate that contributes to this facility reaching an expected Power Use Effectiveness rating of 1.2 – one of the lowest in the industry. Many of our customers now ask specifically to be part of Lone Mountain, wanting to take advantage of the availability and sustainability that it offers. We welcome our new customers as we continue to grow Lone Mountain?s reach.”
The Lone Mountain data center will also be Energy Star and Green Globe certified. Once the data center is fully built out, it will offer 74,000 square feet of raised floor space.
A full interactive video tour of the Lone Mountain data center can be viewed at the ViaWest website.
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