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Red Cloud to Deploy 4.5 MW Modular Data Center

December 19, 2011 by  

Web Hosting ServicesPHOENIX, Ariz. – IO, the leading provider of next-generation modular data center technology and services, announced today that it has been awarded a multi-module contract with Red Cloud, an Australian-based data center and cloud services provider. This contract commences a strategic venture between IO and Red Cloud, whereby the companies will work together to promote IO Anywhere® in Australasia.

As part of the agreement, IO will provide Red Cloud with IO Anywhere power and data modules and the IO OS®, the industry’s first integrated and secure data center operating system to centrally manage and optimize Red Cloud’s modular data center infrastructure across Australasia.


“IO’s modular technology will provide a foundation for our Australasian data center and cloud computing services,” said Garry Henley, CEO of Red Cloud. “With IO, capacity is not only delivered rapidly, but we will also be able to control efficiency, utilization and operating costs of our entire infrastructure using the capabilities of IO OS. This partnership provides us with the next-generation data center infrastructure to rapidly drive our business.”

Designed, engineered and manufactured by IO, IO Anywhere enables unprecedented speed-to-market with multiple modules to be delivered directly to Red Cloud’s sites in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth. Red Cloud’s Melbourne and Perth locations are expected to be live in the second quarter of 2012 with Sydney following shortly thereafter. Red Cloud’s IO Anywhere deployments will be delivered to Tier III standards.

“The Cloud requires an intelligently controlled elastic data center and that is what IO’s technology delivers to our customers ANYWHERE in the world.” said George Slessman, CEO of IO.

IO’s research and development team will complete international localization of its hardware and software technology in 2012.

Information on immediate Data Center 2.0 hardware and software technology is available at www.io.com and at 480-513-8500.

About IO
IO designs, engineers and delivers data center infrastructure for the world’s largest enterprises, governments and service providers. IO owns and operates data centers for hundreds of customers, and has leveraged this experience to build a next-generation Data Center 2.0 technology platform. IO Anywhere modular data centers provide enterprise-class infrastructure that can be delivered as Data Center as a Service and rapidly deployed as a product to customer sites anywhere in the world. IO developed the first data center infrastructure operating system, IO OS, to provide the intelligent control needed to maximize utilization, resiliency and energy efficiency. IO is a privately held company headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz. For more information on IO, please visit us on the web at io.com.

About Red Cloud
Red Cloud is a provider and operator of data center infrastructure for medium to large enterprise businesses, governments and service providers utilizing next-generation Data Center 2.0 technology. Red Cloud also utilizes this enterprise-class technology to provide rapid deployment of Data Center as a Service (DCaaS™) solutions, reducing lead times from years to weeks. Red Cloud solutions are also integrated with one of the most sophisticated Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) systems to ensure availability of mission-critical applications, intellectual assets and IT infrastructure while maintaining high levels of energy efficiency. Red Cloud is a privately held Australian company providing services and solutions throughout Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia.

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