ViaWest recently announced Grand Canyon University (GCU) has selected its Arizona data center to support IT plans. The other objective of the data center deal is to better curriculum options for its computer science department.
The University plans to use the ViaWest Arizona data center for its production environment and as a backup for its other data center.
The new data center will support campus’ online classes, student facial portal, email, chat functions and CRM software.
Additionally, ViaWest will also offer internships to students working on advanced degree program in computer science and students can also tour the data center facility.
According to ViaWest, the Arizona data center has 42,500 square feet of raised floor capacity, 5400 kilowatts UPS capacity, more than 250 watts per square foot and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance.
“ViaWest team’s came up with innovative ideas to support the university and prepare students for work life, while gaining real-world experience in how technology impacts businesses today,” said Mike Lacrosse, Sr. director of technology for Grand Canyon University.
Last year in May, Extra Space Storage tapped ViaWest data center and managed services to support its production and disaster recovery.