(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – A considerably large facility expansion is set to begin at colocation provider ViaWest’s data center in Portland, Oregon. Announced on Thursday, the move increases the company’s presence at the Hillsboro Complex to more than 50 thousand square feet.
Cited as reason for the move was “rising customer demand.”
Aside from colocation, services provided for at the site include cloud computing, disaster recovery, managed storage, database administration and more. In a press release regarding the matter, ViaWest emphasized that it worked with Energy Trust of Oregon to research energy efficiency when planning for the facility’s initial opening.
In a statement from ViaWest, company Regional VP of Sales Jim Linkous said the data center’s clients originated “from a wide spectrum of industries.” Linkous also discussed the data center’s result on the area, stating, “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.”
Other facilities across the United States by ViaWest operate in locations including Austin, Dallas, Las Vegas, Denver and Salt Lake City. Last month, the company officially launched its new Denver location, an event that was attended by state Governor John Hickenlooper. Oregon is known as a home to data centers from top tech innovators including Facebook. For more information regarding ViaWest’s expansion, view a press release here (viawest.com).