ViaWest today opened its newest data center with more than 70,000 square feet of raised floor in Chaska.
In a statement, ViaWest said it will also pursue the North American Tier IV design certification from the Uptime Institute for the new data center.
The new facility will offer a variety of space options, from private suites and cages to cabinets, along with multi-zone security. The data center is also fully compliant, meeting PCI, SOC, SSAE and HIPAA regulations.
ViaWest said the data center will offer customers premium colocation, managed and cloud services and hybrid offerings, with 24×7 on-site engineers and service staff.
“We are excited to offer a wide scope of customized IT solutions to our customers, as we do in all 27 of our data centers throughout the U.S.,” said Todd Meester, regional vice president and general manager of Minnesota.
ViaWest said the Minneapolis data center offers 9 MW redundant, fault-tolerant UPS capacity; 700+ Watts/SF high density pod availability; energy efficient cooling system (1.4 expected PUE) and 3,000 tons redundant, fault-tolerant cooling capacity.