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Press Release -- May 29th, 2012
Source: IO

IO Improves Hunt Construction Group’s Disaster Recovery and Operational Capabilities

PHOENIX, Ariz. - May 29, 2012 - IO, the leading provider of next-generation modular data center technology and services, announced today that the company has been awarded a contract by Hunt Construction Group, one of the top commercial builders in the United States.

As part of the agreement, IO will provide Hunt with Data Center as a Service (DCaaS(™)) delivered out of the IO Phoenix data center. This approach supplies Hunt a secure, cost-effective data center with a concurrently maintainable, fully redundant solution without having to invest resources to deploy and maintain its own data center.

"IO was the ideal choice when we decided to move our data center from our headquarters office to a more secure, off-site location," said Steve Atkins, Executive Vice President and CFO, Hunt Construction Group. "As demonstrated by its Tier III Design Certification, IO Phoenix can meet our rigorous enterprise data center requirements by delivering the infrastructure reliability and redundancy we need to run our business systems efficiently."

"We were supremely confident in recommending IO to Hunt because IO engineers its data center solutions for reliability, flexibility, cost-efficiency, network access and security," said Phil Calzadilla, a founding partner of NextNet Partners. "IO solutions provide a great complement to our network services of cloud, collaboration and virtualization."

IO Phoenix is the largest commercially available data center in the United States to achieve Tier III Design Certification from the Uptime Institute. IO DCaaS solutions utilize IO.Anywhere® modular data center technology, which provides everything a company needs for the enterprise-class infrastructure required to run IT operations.

About Hunt Construction Group

Hunt Construction Group is ranked by Engineering News-Record as one of the nation's top commercial construction management/general contracting firms. Through the years, the company has been known for on-time, on-budget delivery of landmark projects. Today, Hunt Construction Group maintains a volume between $6 billion and $8 billion of work under contract nationally in a dozen different industries. In today's competitive market, if you don't provide high quality work, you won't last long in the industry. After over 67 years of experience in the construction business, Hunt Construction Group has never lost sight of the primary goal of its founders: Do the job right. With this in mind, Hunt continues to innovate and provide the latest services to its clients with a strong emphasis on sustainable construction and Building Information Modeling (BIM).

About NextNet Partners, LLC

NextNet Partners is dedicated to assisting customers in transitioning to next generation network services such as cloud, collaboration and virtualization by providing end to end solutions that include technical and project management services. NextNet Partners prides itself on its client focus, vast industry experience, and expertise brought from its network of manufacturing, integration, solution provider and service provider partners. NextNet Partners is a privately-held, minority-owned small business, headquartered in Tempe, Arizona. For more information on NextNet Partners, please visit us at

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 modular 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

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