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Extra Space Storage Leverages ViaWest to Support Its Production and Disaster Recovery Environments

Nationwide Self Storage Company Ensures Data Performance and Reliability for Its 1000+ Locations

DENVER, CO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/28/14 -- ViaWest, the leading colocation, managed services and cloud provider in North America, announces that Extra Space Storage® Inc. (NYSE: EXR) leverages ViaWest's data center and managed services to support its production and disaster recovery environments. By utilizing ViaWest's secure infrastructure services, Extra Space Storage can further ensure high performance and reliability for its 1000+ professionally managed self-storage properties across the U.S.

As the second largest operator of self-storage in the U.S., Extra Space Storage owns and operates convenient and secure facilities built for personal and business storage use. Its state-of-the-art facilities are designed to meet each community's needs, along with direct access to on-site storage experts who help guide clients across all types of industries.

"A key reason we chose ViaWest is that it's too cost prohibitive to build out our own infrastructure with fully redundant systems and ensure the high levels of security and performance that Extra Space requires," comments Karl Wenger, Sr. Director of Network Services for Extra Space Storage. "Experts like ViaWest can achieve economies of scale; and with their depth of advanced IT services such as database administration, Extra Space has access to the best portfolio of options."

"Extra Space has experienced tremendous growth over the past few years and therefore needs a very flexible and secure IT platform," states Bill Hoban, Chief Technology Officer for Extra Space Storage. "It's essential for us to properly and rapidly scale, and by partnering with ViaWest we can be assured we are maximizing the most optimal and suitable technology for our specific requirements."

Extra Space Storage houses its core IT and data platforms within ViaWest's Denver Arapahoe data center with a failover configuration located at ViaWest's Cottonwood facility in Salt Lake City. ViaWest also provides managed services, including database administration under the Oracle Premier Database Administration, Clustering, and Standby platform.

"We are honored to work with such a forward-thinking company as Extra Space Storage," states Christopher Rajiah, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at ViaWest. "ViaWest values our long term relationship and the opportunity to provide Extra Space with the very best mix of expert support and IT services."

Each of ViaWest's 27 data centers offer a full range of infrastructure services including colocation, cloud computing and managed services suite. Its business solution suite also includes disaster recovery and business continuity, green data center strategy planning, along with support and for meeting today's stringent compliance regulations. For more information, please visit www.viawest.com.

About ViaWest
ViaWest is the leading colocation, managed services and cloud provider in North America. We enable businesses to leverage both their existing IT infrastructure and emerging cloud resources to deliver the right balance of cost, scalability and security. Our data center services include a comprehensive suite of fully compliant environments, premium wholesale and retail colocation, private and public clouds and managed services. For additional information on ViaWest, please visit www.viawest.com or call 1-877-448-9378. Follow ViaWest on LinkedIn, Twitter or visit their YouTube channel.

About Extra Space Storage Inc.
Extra Space Storage Inc., headquartered in Salt Lake City, is a fully integrated, self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust. As of December 31, 2013, the Company owned and/or operated 1,029 self-storage properties in 35 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. The Company's properties comprise approximately 680,000 units and approximately 75.7 million square feet of rentable space. Extra Space Storage Inc. offers customers a wide selection of conveniently located and secure storage solutions across the country, including boat storage, RV storage and business storage. The Company is the second largest owner and/or operator of self-storage properties in the United States. For more information, please visit www.extraspace.com.

For ViaWest media inquiries, please contact:
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For Extra Space Storage media inquiries, please contact:
Clint Halverson
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