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Latisys Expands Data Center-as-a-Service Offering

March 9, 2011 by  

Hosting ToolboxEnglewood, CO – Latisys announced a new data center-as-a-service offering optimized specifically for large enterprises and service providers that have significant requirements for high-density (HD) data center power, cooling and capacity. This new data center-as-a-service offering provides approximately 250 kilowatts to 2 megawatts of HD power as well as N+1 cooling and the ability to scale to meet the growing needs of these enterprises in data centers built for the future.

Unlike the traditional wholesale data center’s model of a triple net lease, which requires companies to lease space at a data center facility and then potentially invest capital and additional personnel to run operations, Latisys’ data center-as-a-service offering delivers turn-key data center colocation under a service contract. By enabling customers to access complete IT infrastructure solutions – including the necessary power, cooling and physical security – as a service, the Latisys data center-as-a-service offering delivers powerful and unique benefits to large enterprises and service providers:


– Reduced TCO with elimination of capital expenditures – Rather than making capital investments in power, cooling, security and network access often required for a leased space, organizations can leverage Latisys’ investments in next-generation technologies, operational expertise and efficiencies, in addition to the data center infrastructure.
– Scalable HD power and N+1 cooling – Latisys’ expanded data center-as-a-service offering supports between 250 kilowatts to 2 megawatts of high-density, N+1 redundant power and efficient cooling with 36” raised floors and optional hot-aisle or cold-aisle containment.
– Network-neutral facilities – Each Latisys data center campus is geographically positioned within close proximity to highly concentrated fiber routes with physical route diversity to other exchange points, corporate data centers and carrier points of presence for reliable access to a variety of network choices.
– Strategically located facilities – data center-as-a-service offerings are available in each U.S. time zone from any of Latisys’ four geographically diverse facilities, all of which feature SAS70 Type II compliant operations.
– State-of-the-art security – Each Latisys data center facility features multi-layered security systems, digital video surveillance, network monitors and a 24x7x365 fully-manned Network Operations Center (NOC) that is tied to the national support team.
– Complete IT infrastructure outsourcing options – Leveraging a Latisys data center-as-a-service offering enables large enterprises to benefit from the scalable IT infrastructure outsourcing solutions, including a full suite of managed services all under a service contract.

“While demand for data center space and power continues to intensify, antiquated data centers and an imbalance of market supply is constraining the ability of many large organizations to grow and thrive, while denying service providers the infrastructure needed to scale their businesses,” said Corey Needles, Vice President of Data Center Operations, Latisys. “By investing in and expanding our four data center markets, we have positioned Latisys to quickly and cost-effectively deliver data center-as-a-service solutions to our customers.”

Latisys continues to see consistent and growing demand among industry-leading organizations – ranging from Fortune 500 firms and mid-sized organizations to government agencies – for its managed hosting, high-density colocation and disaster recovery services. Customers are also turning to Latisys for IT infrastructure Outsourcing (ITO) services that adapt to evolving enterprise customer requirements.

“Leasing data center colocation space from a wholesaler can work for organizations with the financial and personnel resources to build out space themselves,” adds Don Goodwin, Chief Revenue Officer, Latisys. “But we strongly believe our expanded data center-as-a-service offering will resonate with businesses seeking to optimize their IT infrastructure management of physical space, power, electrical and HVAC operations to a trusted provider that offers flexibility, scalability and reliability.”

About Latisys
Latisys is a leading national 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.

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