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October 19, 2012

HMS Selects ViaWest's Lone Mountain Data Center



By Rahul Arora
TMCnet Contributor



ViaWest, a privately held data center, cloud computing and managed service provider in North America, recently announced that its Lone Mountain data center in the Las Vegas area will be HMS’ secondary disaster recovery site. HMS provides benefits and program integrity services for healthcare payers.

This new facility employs the highest standards in data center design and energy efficiency and is expected to be LEED and ENERGY STAR (News - Alert) Certified. Opening and available for new customers in Q1 2013, the facility will ultimately offer more than 70,000 square feet of raised floor colocation space.

“The Lone Mountain data center unites maximum availability, maximum density and maximum efficiency,” states Dave Leonard, Senior Vice President of Data Center Operations for ViaWest. “For customers who require high availability and whose applications require high power density, Lone Mountain delivers that and more. We’ve been able to achieve this unique combination, while also delivering an unprecedented level of energy efficiency marked by patent-pending cooling technology. Coupled with the world-class customer service ViaWest is known for, Lone Mountain offers clients a truly unique data center experience.”

With a 2(N+1) UPS configuration, ViaWest’s North Las Vegas facility provides reliable power with high-density and flexible configurations. The SSAE 16/SOC 1 and SOC 3 compliant data center will be backed by ViaWest’s industry leading 100% Service Level Agreement (SLA) on power, bandwidth and network services. Managed by 24x7 expert support staff and onsite engineers, ViaWest’s commitment to its customers and delivering customized solutions centered around them will remain a core focus for the new facility.

“The local leadership and personalized support by ViaWest in formulating our disaster recovery and disaster preparedness strategies have been tremendous,” states Cynthia Nustad, Senior Vice President and CIO for HMS. “ViaWest’s team has greatly assisted us during our planning, IT deployments and expansions. We look forward to growing our business with ViaWest at its new Lone Mountain data center.”




Edited by Rich Steeves
 
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