Goldman Sachs Selects IO as Global Modular Data Center Provider of Choice
PHOENIX, Sept. 19, 2012
PHOENIX, Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --IO, the leading provider of
next-generation modular data center technology and services, today announced
that it has entered into a long-term, strategic technology partnership with
the Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. ("Goldman Sachs") as its preferred, global
modular data center provider.
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As part of this partnership, Goldman Sachs will utilize IO's modular data
center technology in multiple, global Data Center as a Service (DCaaS™)
locations including Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Goldman Sachs also will deploy IO.Anywhere ™ modular technology in its
internal data centers and will use IO's IO.OS®, the premier secure data center
operating system, in each deployment to gain business intelligence, real-time
visibility and control of its environments to achieve optimal data center
This innovative "Data Center 2.0" strategy marks a shift from large real
estate-based infrastructures to flexible and sustainable modular installations
. In addition to greater operating and capital expense savings, Goldman Sachs
expects to enhance energy conservation and power usage effectiveness (PUE)
associated with its data center facilities through its service agreement with
"We are pleased to partner with IO and believe their Data Center 2.0 strategy
provides sustainable enhancements to our data center operations," said Don
Duet, global co-chief operating officer of the Technology Division at Goldman
Sachs. "Their innovative technology and services will allow Goldman Sachs to
scale its data center operations more efficiently, and further advance the
firm's broader commitment to environmental stewardship and reduced carbon
"IO has set the new industry standard with Data Center 2.0 by changing the way
data centers are assembled, consumed and operated—affording our clients
greater capital savings, operational efficiencies and energy conservation,"
said George D. Slessman, CEO, IO. "Goldman Sachs' adoption of Data Center 2.0
principles and the resulting technology partnership with IO will accelerate
the transformation of data center technology and its delivery. Technology and
relentless innovation are now driving data center infrastructure decisions for
the largest companies in the world."
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 cloud enabling technology platform.
IO.Anywhere™ modular data centers provide enterprise-class infrastructure that
can be delivered as DCaaS 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, Arizona. For more information on IO, please visit us
on the web at io.com .
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