DirecTV taps ViaWest for data center services

DirecTV (NASDAQ: DTV) has chosen ViaWest as its data center provider to support its network infrastructure.

What drove DirecTV to partner with ViaWest was the desire to accommodate the growth of its business.

Already serving over 37 million customers in the U.S. and Latin America, DirecTV said it needed a technology partner that could deliver colocation space, reliable power and cooling as the company moves its production environment into a new location.

"We have extensive power needs and were impressed with ViaWest's ability to help us forward-plan our space, power and cooling needs, and the company's willingness to make a long-term commitment to us," said Paul James, senior vice president of finance for DirecTV, in a release. "ViaWest has shown that their team is capable of handling these challenges, and we look forward to a fruitful partnership."

ViaWest, which is in the process of being acquired by Shaw, has been increasing its profile in the data center industry segment.

Besides winning this deal with DirecTV, ViaWest recently signed deals to provide data center and colocation services to Cox Business and Consolidated Communications.

For more:
- see the release

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