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i/o Data Centers Offers Gigantic Data Centers

Despite the economic travails of the country, times are good for i/o Data Centers, which has more than 300 customers, is rapidly selling capacity at its 125,000 square-foot facility in Scottsdale, Ariz., and has built out 180,000 square feet of raised floor at its 538,000 square-foot facility in Phoenix, which opened last June, and is the largest commercially available data center in the U.S.

"We operate on an inverse path from the economy," says Jason Fererra, director of marketing. "We've really had a great few years."

i/o Data Centers, which has been in business since 2007, guarantees 100 percent uptime and is carrier-neutral. As a result, 12 telecom providers are currently linked into the company's two data centers, which are 30 miles apart and connected by a fiber ring. The company offers 20 megawatts of conditioned power, which it says is "clean power that i/o delivers to its collocation and outsourced data center customers."

In addition to its data center and collocation offerings, i/o Data Centers recently introduced an on-demand service that provides the ability to access enterprise-grade infrastructure processing, including virtualization, storage and bandwidth. "We allow our customers to take what they need when they need it," Ferrera notes.

Highlights of the on-demand service include:

  • Access to VMware's vCenter controls
  • Best-in-Class servers
  • Unlimited SAN capacity
  • Up to 32 GB RAM per server

Although i/o Data Centers has competition in the form of companies like Equinix, Digital Realty Trust and Dupont Fabros, Fererra says their competing data centers are more distributed, while i/o Data Centers prefers to concentrate its resources in larger, centralized facilities.

Question: Do you feel comfortable outsourcing your company's data?

Posted by Bruce Hoard on 04/20/2010 at 12:48 PM


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