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Press Release -- May 1st, 2012
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IO Announces Contract with Merchant Partners

PHOENIX, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IO, the leading provider of next-generation modular data center technology and services, announced today that the company has been awarded a contract by Merchant Partners Inc., an industry leader in internet-based credit card processing and electronic check processing (ACH) for internet, mail order/phone order, and brick and mortar retail businesses.

As part of the agreement, IO will provide Merchant Partners with Data Center as a Service (DCaaS™) delivered out of the IO Phoenix data center. This approach supplies Merchant Partners a high-performance, cost-effective enterprise solution – without having to invest resources in building and maintaining its own data center.

"Our business is expanding and we needed a secondary data center for disaster recovery in a safe, secure location," said John Wall, CEO, Merchant Partners Inc., which is based in Redmond, Wash. "We have learned from our business of supporting real-time financial transactions that not all data centers are created equal. The advanced technology in IO's DCaaS is engineered for resiliency and meets our high service level objective required to make internet-based transactions reliable, secure and scalable for thousands of merchants."

IO Phoenix is the largest commercially available data center in the United States to achieve Uptime Institute Tier III Design Certification, which has emerged as the premium level of service for commercial data centers. At IO Phoenix, organizations can use DCaaS to support cloud computing, high-availability applications, business continuity/disaster recovery, data center consolidation and other strategic technology initiatives.

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 enabled 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.com.

IO and the IO logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of IO. © 2012.

Contacts: Elizabeth Kubycheck

SVP, Marketing & Communications

630.823.6665

ekk@io.com

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