Colocation and cloud services provider Viawest (news) [a subsidiary of Shaw Communications (news)] isn't kidding around with its expansion in Las Vegas. Today they announced the acquisition of CoreLink's downtown Las Vegas data center, a move that reflects the company's aggressive footing as described by CEO Roy Dimoff in an interview here on Ramblings last month.
According to CoreLink's website, the facility features 13,360 square feet of total space, with 8,500 square feet of that being raised floor. The deal leaves CoreLink with two facilities in Seattle, and one each in Phoenix and Chicago. The Las Vegas presence was CoreLink's smallest footprint.
ViaWest is also in the middle of a 110,000 square foot buildout in North Las Vegas, announced earlier this year. However, it is their existing 14,000 square feet of raised floor space, also downtown and acquired via M&A (2008), that this new purchase resembles and complements most closely. When it's all complete and integrated, they'll have a substantial footprint in the city. Then they can move onto their next project: ViaWest has also forecast plans to enter at least one brand new market next year.