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ViaWest Provides Colocation Services for HMS

Reliable Solution Offers Managed Bandwidth, Disaster Recovery and Office Space (May 30, 2012)

DALLAS, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 05/30/12 --


  • ViaWest provides colocation, managed bandwidth, disaster recovery and temporary office space to meet HMS' data center infrastructure needs
  • HMS required a long term partner to grow with and looked to ViaWest for scalable options to meet demand
  • Diverse locations across the US and in markets where HMS does business allowed ViaWest to effectively meet customer's needs

ViaWest, one of the largest privately-held data center, cloud computing and managed services providers in North America, announces today that HMS, the nation's leader in healthcare cost containment solutions, has selected ViaWest to provide reliable colocation, managed bandwidth, Disaster Recovery and temporary office space solutions. HMS chose ViaWest to modernize its data center infrastructure in response to the rapid growth it is experiencing.

Through state-of-the-art information management and processing technology, HMS offers scalable services from supplemental to full outsourcing, to help clients make efficient and appropriate use of public healthcare funds. HMS selected ViaWest as a long-term partner to support the company's rapid growth rate because of the quality of ViaWest's service offerings and the proximity of its locations to HMS' operations. ViaWest's geographic diversity allows HMS to take advantage of Disaster Recovery options in different regions of the country.

"From the early procurement stages, ViaWest's team was willing to lend their expertise to support our infrastructure needs," states Cynthia Nustad, Senior Vice President and CIO for HMS. "HMS required a cost effective partner that could support our growth and was in close proximity to where we do business. At times in a vendor-client relationship rates can be the deciding factor, though with ViaWest, their level of support coupled with their competitive rates made them an excellent fit that blended well within our corporate culture."


"ViaWest understood that Disaster Recovery and multiple facilities across their footprint were important elements for HMS," continues John Greenwood Regional Vice President of Sales and General Manager for ViaWest. "Together with HMS, we developed a Disaster Recovery solution that would utilize geographic diversity to further maximize reliability. HMS' primary data center site in Texas and secondary site in Las Vegas operate on different power grids further adding to the level of security that was critical for HMS. At ViaWest we strive to be proactive in planning with customers through supporting existing requirements and preparing for future data center needs."

ViaWest's Disaster Recovery Solution prepares customers with a highly available, well-constructed architecture. A business continuity plan of action is developed through consultation with the customer. With options for disaster recovery office space, businesses and their employees can relocate to a dedicated office space to keep business up and running in the event that a disaster strikes.

For more information on ViaWest, please visit www.viawest.com.

About HMS
HMS is the nation's leader in coordination of benefits and program integrity services for healthcare payers. HMS's clients include health and human services programs in more than 40 states; commercial programs, including commercial plans, employers, and over 135 Medicaid managed care plans; the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS); and Veterans Administration facilities. As a result of the company's services, clients recovered over $2 billion in 2011, and saved $7 billion through the prevention of erroneous payments. www.hms.com.

About ViaWest
ViaWest is one of the largest privately held data center service providers in North America. They provide colocation, complex hosting, cloud and managed services to businesses of all sizes nationwide. ViaWest owns and operates 22 enterprise-class data center facilities in Colorado, Texas, Oregon, Utah, and Nevada, delivering high-quality, flexible solutions designed to support customers' unique business needs. For additional information on ViaWest, please visit www.viawest.com or call 1-877-448-9378.

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