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ViaWest Supports Launch of New 7X24 Exchange Chapter in Oregon and Southwest Washington

March 04, 2014

ViaWest Supports Launch of New 7X24 Exchange Chapter in Oregon and Southwest Washington

By Mandira Srivastava
TMCnet Contributor

With aim to promote thought leadership in critical infrastructure sector, ViaWest, a colocation, managed services, and cloud provider in North America, has announced its participation in and support of the new 7x24 Exchange Chapter for Oregon and southwest Washington.

7x24 Exchange is the reputed knowledge exchange for those who design, build, use and maintain mission-critical enterprise information infrastructures.

The new chapter for Oregon and southwest Washington, led by ViaWest's Jim Linkous, aims to promote thought leadership and best practices throughout the critical infrastructure sector.

To launch the new chapter, a 200-person VIP event will be hosted at Intel (News - Alert)'s Jones Farm Campus on Feb. 27. The event will feature an expert panel to discuss the major technology and business drivers behind the explosive growth in the data center industry and cloud computing.

7x24 Exchange is known as a "knowledge exchange" and includes 23 chapters across the U.S., Europe, and Middle East.

Jim Linkous, Regional Vice President Sales and General Manager for ViaWest, said, "Oregon and the surrounding region has become home to many large data centers over the past few years, as it's an area with a very high quality talent base and strong technology ecosystem, I am proud to serve as founding president of the 7x24 Chapter for Oregon and southwest Washington, and look forward to helping the organization make powerful connections with industry peers throughout the data center sector."

Oregon offers over 50,000 square feet of enterprise-class colocation, along with a full suite of infrastructure services. 

ViaWest enables businesses to leverage both their existing IT infrastructure and emerging cloud resources to deliver the right balance of cost, scalability and security. 

 Nancy Phillips, President and CEO of ViaWest said in statement, "7x24 Exchange is a catalyst for positive change in the industry, and works to help navigate the many complexities data center operators face today. ViaWest looks forward to furthering its initiatives and growth."

Edited by Cassandra Tucker
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