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Latisys Awarded Contract By State of Illinois For Data Center Colocation Disaster Recovery Services

May 21, 2010 by  

Web Host ServicesEnglewood, CO – Latisys, a leading provider of colocation, managed hosting, managed services and disaster recovery solutions, today announced it has been awarded a $3.4 million contract by State of Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS) to provide data center colocation services that include multi-site failover redundancy, multi-layered security and rich network connectivity.

CMS provides a broad range of programs and services to other Illinois state agencies and to the general public, ranging from procurement and IT expertise to personnel and benefits for management of many properties around Illinois. CMS helps ensure that state agencies serve the people of Illinois efficiently and cost-effectively.


For this services contract, Latisys is providing CMS secure and reliable high-density (HD) colocation services. Latisys also provides CMS access to Latisys’ rich network connectivity provided by some of the world’s largest telecommunications companies that have infrastructure housed across Latisys’ multiple U.S. data centers.

“We are honored that State of Illinois CMS has selected Latisys for its IT infrastructure solutions requirements, and we believe it reinforces our value proposition of providing flexible, scalable and redundant data center solutions,” said Don Goodwin, Latisys executive vice president. “With ample access to power, a secure, resilient, carrier-rich facility with direct backbone access to the major network carriers, Latisys is able to provide customers like CMS with “zero-mile” connectivity directly to multiple network providers.”

With enterprise demand for space and power continuing to outpace supply and economics throughout the U.S., Latisys has positioned itself to meet this need through strategic physical and services expansion. In March of this year, Latisys established a brand new, state-of-the-art data center campus in Ashburn, Virginia – complimenting its existing facility operations in Chicago, Denver and Irvine, California and enabling the firm to deliver multi-site redundancy to enterprise customers in any U.S. time zone, whether they want to off-site, off-load, outsource or optimize their IT infrastructure.

About Latisys
Latisys is a leading provider of colocation, managed hosting, managed services and disaster recovery solutions to medium-sized businesses, enterprise customers and government agencies. With a heritage serving business customers since 1994, and multiple high density, SAS70 Type II compliant data centers across the United States, Latisys offers scalable outsourced IT infrastructure management solutions that provide customers what they need, when they need it. The firm’s new, state-of-the-art Tier III data center campus in Ashburn, Virginia compliments existing facility operations in Chicago, Denver and Irvine, California. As a data center-centric company, Latisys is quickly becoming the hosting and colocation company of choice for companies that demand more from their IT infrastructure partner. All while optimizing clients’ return on investment. All while ‘delivering more’. Call 1-866-956-9594 or visit www.latisys.com for additional information.

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