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October 31, 2012

University of Texas at Dallas Selects ViaWest for Colocation Services

By Jyothi Shanbhag
TMCnet Contributor

The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas), an educational institution offering more than 130 degree programs in the fields of science, engineering, biomedical engineering, arts, has recently picked ViaWest’s colocation services.

University officials said that they were looking out for a flexible solution that could handle the growth and storage demand. After a rigorous evaluation, the University selected ViaWest's colocation solutions as they easily integrated with other services such as managed services.

"With the level of research conducted on campus, UT Dallas needs a solution to allow for growth to support the rising data storage demands," states Calvin Jamison, vice president for Administration. "This partnership agreement helps us plan for the future. In addition, the team at ViaWest shares in the culture of UT Dallas, to produce the highest quality work, within a family atmosphere."

ViaWest officials say that its colocation is an ultimate solution for physical security, disaster mitigation, fire detection and suppression. Its redundant, diverse infrastructure is built to maximize uptime.

UT Dallas is currently taking benefits of ViaWest's colocation solutions that offer physical security, disaster mitigation, fire detection and suppression over redundant, diverse infrastructure that is built to maximize uptime. Each of ViaWest's 24 data center facilities provides space options, from private suites, lockable cages and cabinets in half and full size. Space, power and bandwidth are the key elements that keep the customers applications and equipment always available.

“Education is a vital resource that is experiencing tremendous growth rates due to a proliferation of data," states John Greenwood, regional vice president of sales and general manager for ViaWest. "Many organizations like UT Dallas face challenges and complexities associated with building and managing their own data center versus outsourcing to a reliable partner.

Greenwood further said they strive to be a partner to universities like UT Dallas, allowing them to focus on their research developments, while they ensure the security and reliability of their IT infrastructure.

Edited by Rachel Ramsey
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