ATLANTA, Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Business today announced a strategic partnership with ViaWest, the leading colocation services provider in North America, to offer commercial customers secure fiber network connectivity along with compliant colocation and cloud infrastructure solutions. Cox Business will begin offering ViaWest's services to customers with an initial focus on the Las Vegas, Phoenix and Southern California markets.
"Our Cox Business customers have a growing need for scalable IT infrastructure solutions that enable them to access mission critical data anytime and anywhere," said Mark Bowser, executive vice president and chief financial officer, Cox Communications. "By partnering with ViaWest, we have an enhanced product offering that now includes a full suite of secure cloud and colocation solutions to meet the infrastructure needs of our customers."
Earlier this year, ViaWest opened its 110,000 square foot data center in Las Vegas which earned the colocation industry's first Tier IV design certification in North America. ViaWest plans to open its 90,000 square foot enterprise-class, multi-tenant data center facility in Phoenix early in 2014 with Cox Enterprises as its anchor tenant.
"We are thrilled to partner with Cox Business, a proven leader in technology and an organization that shares our commitment to service excellence," said Nancy Phillips, chief executive officer, ViaWest. "We believe this partnership offers businesses a unique combination of solutions that meet the demands of an ever-changing technology landscape."
Both ViaWest and Cox Business are privately held and hold the same philosophy when it comes to delivering world-class customer service. ViaWest's local data centers mean reduced latency for data transfers and synchronization, while Cox Business' local service and support means customers get what they need when they need it.
Cox Business is focused on building a leading portfolio of cloud-based services for commercial customers. Earlier this year, Cox Business launched IP Centrex, a cloud-based, business-class phone system designed to fuel productivity and maintain financial controls in one reliable communications platform. Soon after, Cox Business announced PayLeap, a cloud-based merchant and card processing service designed to integrate in-store, online and mobile payment processing into one managed service."
ViaWest is the leading colocation provider in North America. We enable businesses to leverage both their existing IT infrastructure and emerging cloud resources to deliver the right balance of cost, scalability and security. Our data center services include a comprehensive suite of fully compliant environments, premium wholesale and retail colocation, private and public clouds and managed services. Follow ViaWest on LinkedIn, Twitter or visit their YouTube channel.
About Cox Business
Cox Business provides voice, data and video services for more than 300,000 small and regional businesses, including healthcare providers, K-12 and higher education, financial institutions and federal, state and local government organizations. The organization also serves most of the top tier wireless and wireline telecommunications carriers in the U.S. through its wholesale division. According to Vertical Systems Group, Cox Business is one of the largest providers of business Ethernet services in the U.S. based on customer ports and has been consistently recognized for its leadership among small/midsize business data service providers. Cox is currently the seventh largest voice service provider in the U.S. and supports one million phone lines.
With over 125,000 miles of fiber, Cox Business is MEF certified, a J.D. Powers award winner and the 5th largest provider of Ethernet services in the U.S. For more information about Cox Business, Click Here or call 1-800-396-1609.
About Cox Communications
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet and telephone services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves approximately 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and new media advertising.
Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For seven years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; for seven years, Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.
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