February 06, 2008 07:07 ET

Move Over 'Brangelina' and 'Tomkat'... 'Benjamas' Is Here! ISWest™ Opens Southern California's Most Technologically Advanced Data Center

AGOURA HILLS, CA--(Marketwire - February 6, 2008) - It's February Sweeps and it's been a dismal awards season for Southern California due to the Writer's Guild Strike. However, when ISWest (, Southern California's non-stop full-service Internet technology company, sweeps in with five consecutive years of honors as one of Deloitte's listed 50 fastest growing technology firms AND opens the most technologically advanced 6,000 sq. ft. Data Center in Southern California, the 'star power' is hard to ignore. Add in "Benjamas" (Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Edison), the nicknamed Data Center's two 600Kw 13-foot-tall power-house back-up generators, a James Bond-esque ultimate high security facility with biometric palm scanner and Terminator-proof vault door, and you may think this is a blockbuster movie. Make no mistake -- this is not a movie, ISWest is the real deal! Covering the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Kern, Inyo and San Bernardino, ISWest's philosophy of making their customers feel like red carpet VIPs protected with dependability, security and support, it's no wonder this company, soon to be celebrating their 12-year anniversary, continues to shine in business.

"Over the years ISWest has earned the reputation as being the Cadillac of Internet Providers. I see this new state-of-the-art data center as the next step in ISWest's business life cycle," states Drew J. Kaplan, CEO/CFO, ISWest. "Our new Data Center is located 30 miles west of downtown Los Angeles and is the only Data Center not sitting on the San Andreas Fault, strategically positioned to take advantage of the businesses that are located along the 101 corridor. It's inevitable that one day, Los Angeles will experience a destructive earthquake or terrorist attack. Businesses have to ask themselves, how that could affect their data storage and communications," explains Kaplan.

ISWest's new Data Center is also taking a 'green' turn staying on board with today's cutting-edge environmentally conscious business practices. "Our proclamation of 'state-of-the-art' is driven not only by our incorporation of green facility architecture such as lighting motion sensors and top quality insulation to reduce the burden on our HVAC units, but also the newest, most efficient measures to maximize the functionality of our networking, environmental, and security systems," states Scott Youngs, ISWest Director of Operations. "We actually painted the walls black to absorb the heat generated by our customers' equipment, and our Blue LED lighting only consumes 8 watts of power and lights our pathways in the Data Center," adds Kaplan.

Aside from the 'green' aspects ISWest has taken on, they've also gone to great lengths to make sure there is no 'virtual global warming' affecting their customers' equipment systems with independently operated power systems, featuring multiple power feeds, which run alternately from two different power sources, which "Benjamas" backs up to ensure customers of that ISWest's Non-Stop service is just that.

ISWest's full-service Internet technology products give businesses the edge of a one-stop shop that's Non-Stop Internet, Non-Stop Support and Non-Stop People™. Offering the gamut of services from Disaster Recovery, Security, Colocation, High-Speed Connectivity and Managed Services including Web and Email Hosting is just part of what the company provides, with customer support being a top priority.

For interviews, media RSVP tours or more info, contact Stacey Kumagai, 818-506-8675, For more on ISWest's services, go to or call 877-735-1500.

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