102413 GTR_Via West Logo_300ViaWest, a leading co-location services provider in North America, announced its Las Vegas-based Lone Mountain data center is officially registered as a hosting center with the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB). This registration enables licensed gaming entities to operate gaming devices, cashless wagering systems, race book and sports pool operations within the facility.

ViaWest’s Lone Mountain data center offers over 70,000 square feet of raised floor space. Meeting the rigorous requirements of the NGCB and gaining this new designation can assure licensed gaming entities of the highest availability and security by outsourcing their critical data and disaster recovery infrastructures to ViaWest in the Lone Mountain facility.

“As a registered hosting center, ViaWest can continue its positive contribution to the Las
Vegas economy by housing business-critical operations for the gaming industry,” said Michael Vignato, Las Vegas general manager and regional vice president for ViaWest. “Our newest Vegas facility, Lone Mountain, has ample space to serve this growing industry and offers the highest levels of fault tolerance, security and energy efficiency. We look forward to continuing to support and serve gaming organizations throughout Nevada.”

The inherent dry climate of Nevada allows ViaWest to deploy the utmost in energy efficiency in its data centers. Its Lone Mountain facility touts an expected Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) rating of 1.2, one of the lowest in the industry, according to a company press release. In addition, Lone Mountain has implemented a fault-tolerant data center design and offers 100 percent Service Level Agreements for power, bandwidth and network services availability, which ensures protection against planned and unplanned events.

ViaWest data centers are home to firms across many industries, including enterprise, technology, healthcare, e-commerce, cloud-based service providers and telecommunications companies.