Cloud growth drives ViaWest to double size of Oregon data center

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Rising demand for storage in the cloud has prompted Denver-based data-center operator ViaWest to launch a major expansion of its retail data center in Oregon.

One of the largest privately-held data center, cloud computing and managed services providers in North America, ViaWest said it will add 23,000 square feet of space to its complex in Hillsboro, Ore., nearly doubling the size of the existing facility, and making the SSAE 16 Type II certified facility the largest in the Beaver State.

ViaWest said it's seen "significant" growth in the region over the past year. The Hillsboro build, which carries the moniker Hillsboro 2, will leverage the existing infrastructure of the existing complex, which includes 2(N+1) UPS systems that further enable the facility for high-density configurations.

ViaWest is building green, and worked with the Energy Trust of Oregon to research and test cooling solutions, in order to select the most energy efficient system available.

"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," regional VP of sales and GM Jim Linkous said.

ViaWest owns and operates 22 enterprise-class data-center facilities in Colorado, Texas, Oregon, Utah and Nevada.

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