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Press Release -- October 1st, 2014
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Redstone and IO Ink Technical Partnership Deal

Redstone, a leading provider of infrastructure, smart buildings and support services, today announced it has partnered with IO, a worldwide leader in software-defined data centre technology, services and solutions, to accelerate the uptake of modular data centre services in the EMEA market.

Redstone will bring its decades of experience in structured cabling, data centre fit-out and support to customers who wish to take space in IO’s purpose-built Slough data centre facility, located in the heart of UK’s IT corridor. IO, meanwhile, will benefit from Redstone’s technical expertise and robust client base.

“The data centre market continues to evolve at an incredible pace, with customers seeking ever-faster deployment and reduction in operating costs,” said Brendan Loughrey, managing director of Redstone. “IO has truly innovative solutions that can change the way that data centres are delivered. I am very pleased that Redstone has partnered with IO as it enters the EMEA market.”

IO.Anywhere® is the next-generation, software-defined modular data centre infrastructure that can augment existing data centres or serve as the foundation for a greenfield data centre. IO.Anywhere delivers a sustainable and secure data centre environment, on a just-in-time basis – anywhere in the world.

“In preparation for our launch in the UK, IO is developing a strong team, critical partnerships, and a state-of-the-art data centre in Slough,” said Ricky Cooper, Group Leader for EMEA Sales at IO. “Redstone will help IO gain traction in the EMEA market, and together, we will provide a compelling data centre offering in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.”

Redstone and IO are currently collaborating on delivering data centre services to a global financial services company, which is due to complete in early 2015.

About Redstone

Redstone is a leader in IT infrastructure, data centres, smart building solutions and IT support. Founded in 1986 and acquired by Coms in 2013, Redstone has over 250 employees and is the trusted partner of choice for some of the most prestigious organizations and financial services companies in the UK. You can find out more at www.redstone.com

About IO

Founded in 2007, IO is a worldwide leader in software-defined data centre technology, services and solutions that enable businesses and governments to intelligently control their information.

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