Industry Veteran Chris Parsons Leads ViaWest into New Market
Denver, CO – February 4, 2014 – ViaWest , the leading colocation, managed services, and cloud provider in North America, proudly announces the opening of its latest data center in Phoenix, Arizona. Designed to meet the most stringent requirements, ViaWest’s Phoenix data center offers more than 40,000 square feet of raised floor and has been engineered with the latest in UPS power equipment and energy efficient cooling systems to support both production and disaster recovery.
ViaWest’s Phoenix data center will offer a comprehensive suite of premium colocation, managed and cloud services, along with hybrid offerings to meet growing demand for flexible and scalable IT solutions. Offering a fully compliant environment to meet PCI, SOC, SSAE and HIPAA regulations, the Phoenix data center is ViaWest’s first in Arizona.
ViaWest’s Arizona market expansion will be led by industry veteran Chris Parsons. “Chris has 20 years of leadership experience in technology sales, 10 of them in the Phoenix market. His knowledge of the local business community and experience opening data centers position him to build the ViaWest brand in Phoenix and beyond,” states Christopher Rajiah, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at ViaWest.
“ViaWest’s broad portfolio of infrastructure solutions will be a welcome addition in the Phoenix market,” comments Chris Parsons. “We are the first local provider to offer a robust portfolio of IT infrastructure solutions, which scale to meet customers’ growth and compliance requirements. I am excited to join the ViaWest team capitalize on this opportunity.”
Before joining ViaWest, Chris served as a Regional Vice President for Internap Network Services, where he was responsible for sales and revenue growth in the Western U.S. Prior to Internap, he spent two years with Qwest and 13 years with Cable and Wireless USA, where he held various leadership roles in both direct and indirect sales channels.
Positioned in a low-risk natural disaster region, ViaWest’s Phoenix data center offers:
- Multiple medium voltage (12.47kV class) utility power feeds
- 10 MW redundant, fault tolerant diesel power generation capacity
- 2(N+1) 5.4 MW redundant, fault tolerant UPS capacity
- 250+Watts/square footage high density capability
- 500,000 gallon on-site chilled water storage for continuous cooling
- Industry leading customer service and support
Delivering industry-leading 100-percent availability Service Level Agreements (SLAs), ViaWest continues its customer-centric approach in providing flexible, personalized services. For more information about its robust infrastructure-as-as-service solutions, please visit www.viawest.com.
ViaWest is the leading colocation services provider in North America, with a comprehensive suite of fully compliant environments, including premium wholesale and retail colocation, private and public clouds and managed services. Enabling businesses to leverage both their existing IT infrastructure and emerging cloud resources, ViaWest delivers the right balance of cost, scalability and security. With a team-based account management approach and 100% uptime guarantee, ViaWest offers tailored solutions designed for maximum reliability and flexibility.