PHOENIX, Ariz. - February 21, 2012 - IO, the leading provider of next-generation modular data center technology and services, announced today that they have been awarded a contract with St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance.
"We selected IO as our co-location services provider for many reasons but primarily because we gain a strategic local partner in a true "one-stop shop" environment," said Jay R. Hinnant, Director of Technology for St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance. "Our relationship with IO gives us the ability to leverage all of the physical, logical and scalable services, with the necessary controls, that will enable the world's first food bank to provide even greater technical services and solutions to our stakeholders and the community as a whole."
ABOUT St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance
St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance, the world's first food bank, is a non-sectarian, nonprofit organization that alleviates hunger by efficiently gathering and distributing food to more than 400 partner agencies at more than 600 locations that serve the hungry. Serving two-thirds of Arizona's 15 counties, the organization is a member of Feeding America, the national network of food banks, and is committed to volunteerism, building community relationships, and improving the quality of life for Arizonans in need. In fiscal year 2010-11, the Food Bank distributed more than 74 million pounds of food to families and individuals, provided enough food for 275,000 meals every day, and garnered more than 310,000 volunteer service hours. Web site: www.FirstFoodBank.org.
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 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 management 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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