PHOENIX, Ariz. - August 30, 2012 - IO, the leading provider of next-generation modular data center technology and services, today announced it has been selected by CRN and UBM Channel as a 2012 Emerging Technology Vendor. The annual list features the most innovative vendors who not only deliver technology that is easy to use, but also generate the high margins solution providers require.
Each organization on the list represents a new partnership and go-to-market opportunity for solution providers looking to identify new vendor partners. Powered by IO™ is a worldwide network of data center sites and service providers that are certified by IO to host IO's technology and provide Data Center as a Service (DCaaS™) in exclusive markets. Through IO, solution providers increase the size of their addressable market, gain access to IO's technology roadmap, and rapidly deliver secure, efficient, and high-performance data centers to meet their customers' requirements.
"In addition to providing unmatched, production-grade technology, the Powered by IO program allows us to reduce our capital investments and only purchase what we require – with new capacity delivered fast. Our first two IO.Anywhere modules were up and running in our FORTRUST Denver facility in 22 days," said Robert McClary, Vice President, FORTRUST and Powered by IO partner. "When looking at side-by-side comparisons of a traditional data center build versus modules, we realized we could reduce capital by about 14-15 percent. Additionally we can realize around $900,000 a year in operational expense savings."
IO is building a worldwide, interconnected network of data centers that collectively broaden the footprint of each partner, and seamlessly enable solution providers to address their customers' data center needs. With IO.Anywhere and IO.OS, partners can align strategically with their customers' global technology road map, by providing a next-generation modular data center platform to run their businesses and enable cloud computing.
"Emerging doesn't mean what it used to," said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, UBM Channel. "And this collection of up-and-comers and new-to-the-game vendors is on an upward trajectory that a host of young companies that preceded them could barely imagine. With new innovations like cloud computing and virtualization speeding up the pace of innovation, and technology mainstays like storage and networking branching off into new directions, this list encapsulates a tectonic technology shift where the recently founded are starting to rule the roost and become household names much more quickly than in the past. We congratulate each vendor on the list and congratulate them for placing an emphasis on innovation and ease of use, features that are the hallmark of any successful channel offering."
Final selection to the Emerging Technology Vendor list was made by the CRN editorial team after a review of submitted information. To view a sample of the list and read the editorial accompaniment visit www.CRN.com
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.com
FORTRUST is a premium high-availability data center services provider, progressively designed and precisely managed to preserve business continuity for its customers. FORTRUST's premier offerings include adaptable colocation space for any-size enterprise supported by optimal power infrastructure, connectivity and physical security to safeguard mission-critical business services. Leading companies choose FORTRUST to gain a trusted partner who will preserve and protect their IT infrastructure as well as serve as an essential extension of their operations. Established in 2000, FORTRUST is privately held and based in Denver. More information is available by visiting www.FortrustDataCenter.com.
UBM Channel (www.ubmchannel.com)
UBM Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With more than 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives, managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. To learn more about UBM Channel, visit us at http://www.ubmchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ubmchannel.
UBM plc (www.ubm.com)
UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.
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