Denver, CO – February 29th, 2016 – ViaWest, a leading Hybrid IT solutions provider in North America announced today that it has been named to CRN’s 2016 Data Center 100 list. This is the company’s third year in a row on the annual list, which recognizes technology suppliers that excel at powering, supporting and protecting the complex and demanding data centers on which today’s businesses rely.

ViaWest was chosen due to its reliability, flexibility and efficiency. Recognized as a trusted IT partner, ViaWest operates a comprehensive suite of 30 data centers across the U.S. and offers an IaaS portfolio of colocation, cloud and disaster recovery solutions. These solutions are complemented by a broad range of managed services and an exceptional customer experience. ViaWest’s data centers feature the latest in power delivery equipment, high efficiency cooling, and a 100 percent uptime commitment.

The company recently acquired INetU, a managed cloud hosting company, as well as AppliedTrust, which offers security, compliance, DevOps and infrastructure consulting services.

“To succeed today, companies require cutting-edge technology and redundant, secure and reliable data centers to protect their infrastructure as well as flexible, scalable services that address their growing data needs,” said Dave Leonard, Chief Data Center Officer for ViaWest. “ViaWest prides itself on providing its clients with the IT and infrastructure solutions they need to grow their businesses. To be recognized for this once again by CRN in its annual Data Center 100 list is quite an honor.”

“CRN editors select companies for the Data Center 100 list on the basis of multiple criteria, including each company's overall impact on the market, its influence on the channel as a whole, and the types of technology and services it makes available to its partners. In addition to recognizing technology suppliers for outstanding products and services, the Data Center 100 serves as a valuable guide for solution providers looking for best-in-class vendors providing everything from data backup tools to virtual data center solutions to cloud hosting services.

“Building and maintaining an efficient, reliable data center is a monumental task, requiring a wide range of technologies, including a combination of hardware and software that provides just the right fit,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “Vendors who can deliver this breadth and depth of materials and services are an invaluable resource to today’s solution providers, and we are pleased to present the best of those companies in the 2016 Data Center 100 list.”

The Data Center 100 list will be featured in the February 2016 issue of CRN and online at www.CRN.com/datacenter100.

About ViaWest
ViaWest is a leading Hybrid IT solutions provider offering cloud, colocation, compliance services and security solutions, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Shaw Communications, Inc. (NYSE: SJR). With more than 16 years of experience, 30 North American data centers and nine cloud nodes. ViaWest offers IT and infrastructure solutions that solve business challenges while balancing cost, scalability and security requirements. ViaWest delivers tailored solutions designed for maximum reliability and flexibility backed by our 100% uptime commitment.

About the Channel Company
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelco.com.

Contact:
Alex Howe
fama PR for ViaWest
617-986-5030
viawest@famapr.com