viawest

Web Hosting Company ViaWest Expands Portland, Oregon Data Center

Add Your Comments

Web hosting company ViaWest announced on Thursday it has expanded its Portland, Oregon data center, the Hillsboro Complex, adding 23,000 square feet of usable raised floor.

ViaWest’s Oregon data center expansion project is driven by significant growth in the region over the past year.

The move comes a couple weeks after ViaWest moved to its new headquarters in Greenwood Village, Colorado in an effort to meet the growing demand of its customers.

The additional space along with the existing data center will total over 50,000 square feet of sellable space, making this SSAE 16 Type II certified data center the largest in Oregon.

Customers across all verticals and company sizes have sought additional capacity within the Hillsboro Complex, validating the requirement for further development to the fully redundant and secure facility.

ViaWest designed the Hillsboro Complex with growth and expansion in mind, paying particular attention to both the needs of its customers and the environment.

The company constructed Hillsboro 1 with the latest power and installation systems, which allows for the easy addition of space in an energy efficient and green manner.

Hillsboro 2 will leverage this existing infrastructure, which includes 2(N+1) UPS systems that further enable the facility for high-density configurations.

Partnering with Energy Trust of Oregon, ViaWest researched and tested cooling solutions in order to select the most energy efficient system available. Like all ViaWest data centers, the Hillsboro Complex is focused on the region it serves, staffed 24-hours 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 range 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.”

ViaWest recently closed an additional $65 million of debt financing to be used to fund future growth. Aside from the new Portland data center, ViaWest also has data centers in Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Denver, Austin, and Dallas.

Talk Back: Are you currently considering expanding your hosting company’s data center footprint? What are some of the important factors in the facility’s design process? Let us know in the comments section.

Help us get better! Fill out our WHIR reader survey to let us know what works and what doesn’t. And enter to win a $100 Amazon gift card.

About the Author

Justin Lee has been a staff analyst with theWHIR since 2004. He writes about a range of web hosting and IT-related issues facing the industry on the WHIR website, as well the print version of the WHIR magazine. Follow him on Twitter @Justin_theWHIR.

Add Your Comments

  • (will not be published)