Xsigo Boosts ViaWest Cloud Portfolio, Performance
November 28, 2011: Denver-based ViaWest, one of the largest privately held data center and managed services providers in North America, is utilizing Xsigo Systems’ virtual I/O solution to increase its cloud service performance by two to four times, as well as to facilitate the creation of a new class of cloud offerings. The company, which owns and operates 22 enterprise-class data center facilities in Colorado, Texas, Oregon, Utah and Nevada, has deployed the Xsigo offering in its KINECTed Cloud services data centers, enabling customers to combine ViaWest’s services, including co-location, hosting, managed services and cloud services, within a single, consolidated offering.
ViaWest is primarily regionally based and focused on small and midsize customers, says Jason Carolan, VP of product development, who came to the service provider by way of Sun Microsystems and, most recently, VMware. Approximately two-thirds of the business is co-location services, with the the remainder a variety of managed services, including the fast-growing database administration offering. “We’ve been working on the cloud for the last six months and just launched officially a couple of weeks ago.” The plan is to intertwine managed and cloud services over time, he says.
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