DENVER, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- ViaWest, a leading provider of adaptable colocation and managed services, announced the acquisition of the Utah data center assets of Consonus, a colocation provider based in Salt Lake City. With the acquisition ViaWest will increase its footprint to six data centers encompassing approximately 100,000 square feet of usable raised floor in the greater Salt Lake City area.
"Consonus has been at the very heart of the Utah data center business for years," said Roy J. Dimoff, ViaWest's Chairman & CEO. "ViaWest's acquisition of these data centers, including their marquee customers and dedicated professional staff, significantly increases our service capabilities in the Utah market. This is an excellent opportunity for ViaWest to deliver essential services to a discerning and growing customer base.""We are pleased that our customers and employees are now going to be part of the ViaWest family, and would like to express our sincere gratitude to them for their contribution to the success of Consonus," stated Nana Baffour, Executive Chairman of Consonus Technologies & Managing Principal of Knox Lawrence International. "We are confident these customers will continue to receive the same high level of offerings and support from ViaWest that they have become accustomed to." Heading up the consolidation for ViaWest will be Bob Newman, ViaWest's Senior Vice President & Utah General Manager, and a former IT Director at the LDS Church. Bob will be managing all aspects of the integration of the business and customer base, as well as the day to day operational elements. "With the acquisition, we will have over 50 employees in Utah, and we only see that number growing in the near future," said Bob Newman. " Salt Lake City has deep technology roots and a great business community that drives innovation. ViaWest's expansion in the market demonstrates our intent to support that innovation, and partner in the technology community's growth." For additional information on ViaWest and the company's available products and services, please visit the company web site ( www.viawest.com). About ViaWest Headquartered in Denver, ViaWest provides a unique set of colocation and comprehensive managed services to mid-sized and enterprise level businesses. As a super-regional service provider ViaWest maintains 16 enterprise-class data center facilities in Colorado, Texas, Oregon, Utah, and Nevada, and offers broad expertise to furnish customers with leading technology infrastructure solutions, as well as the critical resources to support their unique business needs. ViaWest currently serves thousands of customers nationwide including Frontier Airlines, Red Robin, Chipotle, and Northrop Grumman. For additional information on ViaWest, please visit www.ViaWest.com or call 1-877-448-9378. SOURCE ViaWest