i/o Data Centers ("i/o"), the leading provider of enterprise colocation and data center solutions, today announced the launch of i/o ANYWHERE – the next-generation data center platform.
- i/o ANYWHERE is a fully-integrated data center platform that provides enterprises, governments and service providers with unprecedented flexibility, reliability and energy-efficiency.
- i/o ANYWHERE includes 100% of the critical infrastructure required for an always-on data center. The platform is managed by i/o’s Operations team and includes primary and backup power generation, power conditioning, cooling and network connectivity. At the foundation of the i/o ANYWHERE™ platform is the i/o OS™ – a fully-integrated data center monitoring, alarming, remote control and management operating system.
- i/o ANYWHERE is neither a re-purposed shipping container nor real estate. It is an enterprise-grade data center solution managed to a 100% uptime Service Level Agreement by i/o’s industry-leading Operations team.
In making the announcement, George Slessman, CEO of i/o, said that, "It is no longer necessary for customers to buy power, cooling, and network connectivity ahead of known requirements or in a location that is not ideal. i/o ANYWHERE gives enterprise customers the ability to deploy operational data center capacity wherever and whenever they need it, in or out of a building, on or off the utility grid. Our enterprise customers can now acquire data center capacity the same way they do processing, storage and network – when they need it."
The patent-pending i/o ANYWHERE data center platform is built on an architecture that can scale to tens of megawatts of uninterruptible power and thousands of cabinets in a single platform deployment. The design provides compartmentalization, continuous cooling, concurrent maintainability and rapid scalability. The platform’s modules can be configured, delivered and operational in a matter of weeks due to i/o’s direct control over design, manufacturing, installation and operations. This results in faster time-to-market and lower costs.
This latest innovation from the i/o Engineering and Product Development team is based on years of enterprise data center operation, research and investment. By working closely with its customers and integrating current i/o technology, the company has built a data center solution that addresses enterprise requirements for high-availability, geographic neutrality, just-in-time scalability, compartmentalization, concurrent maintainability and value.
According to Slessman, "i/o ANYWHERE again proves that not all data centers are created equal."