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November 27, 2012

eLynx Choses ViaWest's Data Center for Disaster Recovery Plan

By Laura Stotler, TMCnet Contributing Editor

Managed service provider (MSP) eLynx Technologies has expanded its IT infrastructure services within ViaWest's downtown Las Vegas data center. The move augments the eLynx disaster recovery plan by outsourcing its colocation services in a geographically dispersed, secure data center.

eLynx provides web-based monitoring, exception-based alarming and field automation services tailored to the oil and gas industry. The company selected ViaWest's Las Vegas data center because of its low disaster risk.

ViaWest is a privately held data center, cloud computing and MSP operating throughout North America. The company recently added its Lone Mountain facility, providing more than 100,000 square feet of raised floor space across three premium data centers in the Las Vegas area. Each center has multiple network, cooling and power redundancies built in.

The new facility is designed for extreme fault tolerance and high availability, and offers more than 70,000 square feet of raised floor space. VIaWest's services are backed by a 100 percent SLA for power, bandwidth and network availability, in addition to a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee.

"eLynx has been very impressed with the high degree of responsiveness from the ViaWest team," said Ryan McDonald, IT director for eLynx, in a statement. "By colocating our disaster recovery infrastructure with ViaWest, we've been able to rely on their expert staff to handle the on-going management and operations of our data center space rather than implementing an in-house solution. This has allowed us to truly focus on our core services, furthering growth for our company and enabling a high level of service for our clients."

"ViaWest has experienced huge growth in the Las Vegas area as companies throughout the nation select the Las Vegas area as a primary or secondary site for their data," said Michael Vignato, regional vice president of sales, Nevada general manager for ViaWest. "eLynx is laser focused on providing value and innovative services to its clients and shares ViaWest's goal of providing service excellence. We look forward to continued growth and a strong partnership with eLynx in the years to come."

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Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli
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