Latisys Announces National Data Center Expansion and Rolls Out the Latisys Cloud

March 29, 2012 by  

Web Hosting ServicesENGLEWOOD, CO – Responding to increasing enterprise demand for managed and cloud infrastructure services, Latisys, a leading national provider of IT outsourcing solutions — from colocation to cloud — today announced data center expansions and general availability of the Latisys Cloud.

Underpinning Latisys’ rapid growth, the company is adding 72,000 square feet of highly secure, high density, carrier grade IT infrastructure space along with significant power upgrades. Latisys’ total data center footprint exceeds 500,000 square feet across seven data centers in four major markets.

The company also announced availability of the Latisys Cloud, enabling enterprises to rapidly provision on-demand, pay-as-you-go IT infrastructure services through a self-service portal. The Latisys Cloud is restricted to members only and features all the security and performance businesses require for enterprise production environments. In addition, the Latisys Cloud offers industry-leading levels of customer support and multiple levels of QoS assigned to different resource pools so that customers can choose the level required for each application.

Latisys’ expansion and rapid growth reflects increasing market demand for data center and hosting services. Gartner predicts the cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) market will grow by 47.8% through 2015, while Forrester forecasts the total size of the public cloud market growing from $25.5 billion in 2011 to $159.3 billion in 2020.

Latisys represents a new breed of enterprise IT infrastructure provider focused on innovative solution design and service delivery with deep expertise in flexible and scalable solutions supporting current and future business requirements. Latisys expansion highlights include:

Northern Virginia – (build out)
26,000 square feet of new space available Q3
4.4MW of critical power capacity available

Chicago – (build out)
10,000 square feet of new space available Q4
1.2MW of critical power capacity available

Denver – (new data center)
23,000 square feet of new space available Q4
3.25MW of critical power capacity available

Southern California – (build out)
13,000 square feet of new space available Q4
1.8MW of critical power capacity available

The world’s leading enterprises rely on Latisys to provide innovative IT infrastructure solutions underpinning their business. BlueCava is the leading provider of device identification technology that enables businesses to improve online advertising effectiveness and reduce fraud risk. BlueCava’s core strength is identifying devices every time an ad is served and this can range upwards of one billion impressions per month. BlueCava is expanding and moving to the Latisys Cloud as part of its flexible IT infrastructure solution designed to support rapid growth (announced separately today).

Latisys has made it the company’s mission to focus on innovation and collaboration, particularly in solution design and service delivery, to establish a new approach and standard for outsourced IT infrastructure. Ultimately, Latisys creates supplier-user business relationships optimized to scale to meet current and future business requirements.

“Latisys provides highly secure, optimized levels of service supporting the high volume transactional model our customers depend upon,” said David Norris, CEO of BlueCava. “Latisys’ innovation, particularly in solution design and secure service delivery, addresses our needs not only in terms of performance, security, and reliability, but as a trusted partner as we scale our business globally.”

“The data center has become the commerce zone of the 21st century,” said Pete Stevenson, Chief Executive Officer, Latisys. “There is no longer a commodity relationship between suppliers and buyers of IT. Latisys’ mission is to be a true builder and broker of IT solutions — from colo to cloud — that enable our enterprise customers to rapidly deploy IT solutions optimized to scale to meet current and future business requirements.”

Latisys data centers feature a variety of fiber network infrastructure options to deliver high bandwidth, high-density connectivity to enterprise customers. Its national footprint covers all U.S. time zones — and gateways into the Asia Pacific and Europe — delivering unmatched scalability and multi-site redundancy to enterprise customers whether they want to off-premise, off-load, optimize or on-demand their IT infrastructure management.

Latisys data centers are now operated under SOC 2 Type II and SOC 3 audited controls. This replaces the SAS 70 guidebook and reaffirms Latisys’ commitment to meet the highest standards for availability and security, while making sure all of the appropriate controls and safeguards are firmly in place.

About Latisys
Latisys is a leading national provider of colocation, managed hosting, managed services, disaster recovery and private cloud solutions to medium-sized businesses, enterprise customers and government agencies. With a heritage of serving business customers since 1994, and multiple high-density data centers across the United States, Latisys offers scalable outsourced IT infrastructure management solutions that provide customers what they need, when they need it. As a client-centric company — with state of the art data centers in Ashburn, Virginia, Chicago, Denver and Irvine, California — Latisys is quickly becoming the IaaS solution provider of choice for companies that demand more from their IT infrastructure partner.

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