Abacus Data Systems Selects IO Colocation to Host Cloud Customers
Phoenix, Ariz – December 12, 2016 – IO, a leading global provider of Data Center Services, today announced Abacus Data Systems, Inc. (Abacus) has selected IO’s data center infrastructure to support its Abacus Private Cloud customers. Abacus is using IO colocation services in Phoenix and London to deliver Virtual Desktop as a Service solutions in a reliable, high availability environment.
Abacus, the leading fully managed technology solutions provider, whose next generation, turnkey product portfolio is distinguished under the corporate brand Abacus Next®, chose IO because it provides highly secure, energy efficient modular data center services staffed “24xForever” with customer service, data center operations, and security personnel. IO provides Abacus the flexibility to add capacity in a pay-as-you-grow model, which makes it easy for Abacus to deliver on-demand cloud services to its SMB customers.
“IO provides us with a next-generation, robust data center infrastructure environment that spans a global footprint,” said Jerome Fodor, CTO, Abacus. “This agreement marks our fourth and fifth data centers, which is a testament to the strong demand that we are experiencing for our cloud services. IO holds the same values and commitment that we do in helping customers maintain data integrity and business continuity.”
In looking for a colocation partner, VWT was attracted to IO’s modular data center technology which it found similar to a cloud model in that customers only consume the data center capacity they require and can easily expand as needs change. Another feature that stood out to VWT was how IO data centers are software enabled and managed, which allows IO to collect and analyze a large volume of data on the data center environment, and make adjustments on the fly to improve performance and efficiency.
“IT is one of the largest consumers of electricity so reducing our company’s carbon footprint falls heavily on our group,” said Brian Gamble, North America IM Coordinator, Veolia Water Technologies. “A typical data center is inherently not efficient or effective in power usage. Our research found that IO does not operate typical data centers. They are the leaders in energy efficiency among colocation providers. Our customers want to see us as an example in reducing carbon footprint and IO allows us to demonstrate we are being environmentally responsible in our data center operations.”
The modular data centers at IO.Phoenix and IO.London are exceptionally energy efficient and are capable of providing power cost savings of between 20 to 30 percent as compared to traditional raised floor colocation. The data centers employ multiple layers of physical security to protect the mission-critical infrastructure in the facility. IO does not charge customers to cross-connect to telecommunications carriers, which helps reduce their monthly connectivity charges.
“Abacus Data Systems is a leader in providing enterprise-class virtual technology solutions for the SMB sector,” said David Mettler, Vice President, Sales and Market Director, U.S. at IO. “Our modular technology allows Abacus to easily scale its data center capacity as they need to address customer and business growth.”
Founded in 2007, IO is a data center services company that utilizes the latest data center technology to deliver colocation and cloud services to businesses and governments around the world. IO’s next-generation colocation offering gives enterprises the flexibility to deploy legacy and cloud applications in a secure and efficient environment. IO operates six state-of-the-art data centers in Arizona, Ohio, New Jersey, Singapore, and London. Trusted by some of the most demanding consumers of data center services, IO unleashes the potential for the data center to deliver sustainable business value. For more information about IO, visit io.com.