ViaWest is betting on the Las Vegas market, where it is both building and buying. The managed
hosting provider will acquire a CoreLink data center in downtown Las Vegas, doubling the
company’s capacity in that market. In May, ViaWest has already announced its intent to
develop a facility in North Las Vegas.
ViaWest currently operates a 14,000 square foot data center in downtown Las Vegas with 2
megawatts of IT capacity. Upon its completion, ViaWest will offer more than 460,000 square
feet of raised floor data center space across 24 data centers throughout Colorado, Nevada,
Oregon, Texas, and Utah.
“CoreLink’s commitment to customer support and providing customized IT infrastructure
solutions aligns closely with the ViaWest mission,” states Roy Dimoff, Chairman and CEO of
ViaWest. “The addition of these assets expands our presence in the Las Vegas market and
enhances our base of established customers. Simply, this investment supports our objective of
being a premier technology infrastructure provider in the region.”
The deal marks CoreLink’s first sale of a data center asset. CoreLink got its start when its
founders bought three existing PacWest carrier hotels sites in Phoenix, Las Vegas and Seattle
and upgraded the facilities to support higher power densities. Last October the company
acquired an 80,000 square foot data center in the suburban Chicago market, which also serves
as the company’s heaquarters. CoreLink has also acquired the second facility in Seattle, a
project begun by a managed hosting provider.
“ViaWest has established a reputation and track record for exceptional service and support,”
states Jay Snider, CEO of CoreLink. “This is consistent with the CoreLink approach to its
customers and we are confident this level of customer focus will be maintained during and after
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