Critical to serving the small - mid sized business segment
1203_ 5/01/12 - Quite a milestone in the company's history! Here at the ViaWest new offices in Greenwood Village, with Governor Hickenlooper and his Secretary of Technology and CIO of the State, Kristin Russell, coming down to mark the special occasion and help with the ribbon cutting. Nancy Philips, COO and Cofounder, said, "We were very honored to have them join us in celebration of what is obviously a great milestone for ViaWest." As we've all witnessed, ViaWest has been growing - right out of the spaces they had downtown [in various locations]. Nancy said, the Greenwood Village offices have given them the opportunity to consolidate their staff, kind of bring them together. ViaWest started business back in 1999 and w3w3 attended the ViaWest Grand opening downtown Denver. Today ViaWest is at 22 data centers, in 5 states / 6 major markets, so they've been busy since that ribbon cutting we attended June 5th, 2002. Nancy said it a testament to being in a great industry and they give a lot of credit to the employees they've attracted who've really helped grow this organization to where it is today. As a matter of fact, they are now recognized as the largest privately held company in the collocation and cloud services space. Nancy and Roy are very proud of their long tenured staff, very like-minded in terms of the vision for the organization, people that are really committed to the community and the customers that they serve. But they've also been bringing on a lot of new talent from all over the country. Back in November of 2011, at the DefragCon, w3w3 introduced you, the listeners, to Jason Carolan, ViaWest's new CTO who is leading a lot of the cloud initiatives. ViaWest carries a continuum of technology whether it is pure collocation requirements all the way to fully out sourced managed capabilities which is critical to serving the small - mid sized business segment they focus on. Nancy said, "We are very in tune with our customer base and therefore they become the best basis for where we should be developing our technology and product sets. With such an expansion around IT, web presence, the capabilities for flexibility and expansion within not weeks or months, but minutes, the cloud serves the purpose..." Larry asked about the new product offers from ViaWest. Nancy explained, "As we've moved into the virtualized space we're seeing storage and data replication as critical components in terms of what companies are looking for - greater availability, looking for ways to protect their data and being sure it is always available. That's been driven by...There's much more, listen now...
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