ViaWest Signs DreamHost as Anchor Tenant in Its Newest Portland Area Data Center

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – ViaWest, a leading web hosting provider in North America, announces DreamHost, a top provider of web hosting and cloud services, has selected ViaWest’s Brookwood data center in the Portland area to support the company’s expanding customer base. ViaWest’s Brookwood facility, which opened this month, will encompass 138,000 square feet of raised floor space and is ViaWest’s third data center in Oregon.

Founded in 1997, DreamHost is based in Los Angeles and provides web hosting and cloud services for more than 400,000 customers. The company made the determination to consolidate its two data centers and move their colocation outside of California in an effort to decrease overhead while increasing operational efficiency. “We wanted to focus our internal resources on developing products instead of maintaining our data centers,” states Patrick Lane, vice president, data center operations at DreamHost. By moving to ViaWest’s Brookwood facility, the company will be able to achieve significant, double-digit percentage cost savings.

“In making our decision, we toured over 20 different data centers. Ultimately we selected ViaWest not only because of the facility and competitive pricing, but also because of the people; their company culture aligns well with our culture. At the end of the day, we felt we could trust the ViaWest team with our mission critical IT infrastructure, and that ViaWest would be more of a partner than just a vendor,” continues Lane.

“We are thrilled to welcome DreamHost as an anchor tenant in our newest data center facility,” said Bill Cory, ViaWest regional vice president in the Oregon/Pacific Northwest market. “DreamHost’s selection of our Brookwood facility speaks to the differentiated level of service that sets ViaWest apart from other data center providers.”

The Brookwood data center is designed to be fault tolerant. Upon completion, the facility will offer:

700+ Watts/Sq. Ft. high density capacity availability

18 MW redundant UPS capacity

High security with 24×7 key card access with secondary biometric authentication, and six-zone security access

Dual-standard SSAE 16 and ISAE 3402 Service Organization Control (SOC) 1Type II, SOC 2 Type II, and SOC 3 reports

100% uptime Service Level Agreement for power, bandwidth and network services

For more information about ViaWest’s hybrid cloud and colocation solutions, please visit www.viawest.com

About DreamHost
Since 1997 DreamHost has helped entrepreneurs and developers the world over bring their dreams to life on the Internet. From domain registrations to web hosting and even powerful cloud storage and computing services, more than 400,000 customers trust DreamHost to be their online home. Packed with unbelievable value, DreamHost is the best place to launch a blog, website, or web application into the stratosphere. Learn more at www.DreamHost.com.

About ViaWest
ViaWest is a leading provider of hybrid cloud and colocation solutions in North America. Our individualized IT environments include premium private, public and compliant cloud solutions, managed services, and retail and wholesale colocation. 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 commitment, ViaWest offers tailored solutions designed for maximum reliability and flexibility.

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