IO Attracts Accomplished Technology Executives to Fuel Global Data Center 2.0 Growth; Recruits Former Groupon CIO

IO Attracts Accomplished Technology Executives to Fuel Global Data Center 2.0
                     Growth; Recruits Former Groupon CIO

PR Newswire

PHOENIX, Nov. 14, 2012

PHOENIX, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IO, the leading provider of
next-generation modular data center technology and services, today announced
Alan McIntosh, former Chief Information Officer at Groupon has been appointed
Senior Vice President of Global Technology Delivery and Apple^® marketing
veteran Anne Wolf has been appointed Senior Vice President of Global Marketing
& Communications. Additionally, Bob Butler has been promoted to Chief Security
Officer (CSO) in charge of global information security and privacy.

These executive appointments follow a blockbuster quarter for IO with the
Goldman Sachs adoption of IO Data Center 2.0 technology, the award of the
Underwriter's Laboratories first ever certification for a modular data center
product, and a $90 million funding round. IO's solutions enable organizations
to shift from real estate-based data center infrastructure to efficient,
sustainable, and software-optimized IO.Anywhere modules. These highly
experienced additions to the management team will better enable IO to manage
the rapid growth at IO due to the accelerating adoption of Data Center 2.0 by
global enterprises, governments and service providers.

Mr. McIntosh will help drive this growth and apply his deep knowledge in cloud
infrastructure to IO's global technology delivery strategy and implementation.
He has a proven track record in designing and operating web scale global
Internet infrastructure at Groupon, CBS Interactive, CNET Networks and Oracle.
Mr. McIntosh brings both the operations and technical experience that is
essential for successfully managing the day-to-day operations at a company
that is moving as quickly as IO.

Ms. Wolf brings more than two decades of Fortune 500 technology industry
experience that includes a ten-year product and solution marketing tenure with
Apple. She most recently held the position of Chief Marketing Officer for
41^st Parameter, a leading fraud detection solution provider for the world's
top financial institutions and e-commerce companies. At IO, Wolf will drive
the global brand, strategic product marketing, corporate communications and
Data Center 2.0 market education.

Formerly Vice President of Government Strategies at IO, Mr. Butler has been
promoted to Chief Security Officer at IO, where he will oversee internal
information security, privacy and cyber security readiness for our products
and among our global customer base. Mr. Butler has over 32 years of
multinational experience spanning Defense, Intelligence, National Security and
Information Technology positions. Prior to IO, Mr. Butler served two years as
the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy, where he was
responsible to the Secretary of Defense and senior Defense leaders for
recommending and implementing policy strategies to improve the Defense
Department's cyber position.

"At IO you are the average of your team," says George D. Slessman, CEO of IO.
"As we approach the tipping point for Data Center 2.0 globally, IO is
succeeding by attracting, developing and nurturing world class talent like
Alan, Anne and Bob. "

About IO
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 Data Center as a Service 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 and the IO logo are trademarks of IO. © 2012.


Contact: Anne Wolf, Sr. Vice President Global Marketing & Communications, IO,
+1-602-685-6208,, or Katie Watson, PR for IO, Porter Novelli,
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