PHOENIX, Ariz. – December 19, 2011 – IO, the leading provider of next-generation modular data center technology and services, announced today that it has been awarded a contract from Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distribution leader and operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), for the U.S. and Canada.
“IO is fundamentally changing the way customers purchase and scale their data center infrastructures,” said Tim FitzGerald, vice president, Data Center Technology Solutions Practices, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas. “Organizations now can thinly provision the data center like the rest of its IT infrastructure. By removing the burden of forecasting IT needs 10 years into the future, IO Anywhere®, IO’s modular data center technology platform, allows organizations to create greater efficiencies and reduce costs. IO’s capabilities will enable us to expand our managed and cloud services within the Avnet Data Center Lifecycle Services portfolio to support the future data center needs of our partners and their customers.”
“The adoption of our modular data center technology by Avnet is yet another example of the tangible benefits that we are delivering to a broad range of customers, including service providers,” said Anthony J. D’Ambrosi, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of IO. “IO is providing intelligent control within the Cloud.”
As part of this new agreement, IO will provide Avnet Technology Solutions with Data Center as a Service (DCaaS™) at IO Phoenix, delivered through its modular technology platform IO Anywhere. Designed, engineered and manufactured in the USA, IO’s modular data center platform offers the reliable, cost-effective and secure services required as a core component for Avnet’s managed and cloud services.
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 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, Ariz. For more information on IO, please visit us on the web at io.com.
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