Logicalis Deploys Modular Cloud in One Month

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Several i/o Anywhere modules deployed at the company’s Phoenix data center.

Global IT solutions specialist Logicalis is the latest company to adopt a modular data center model, deploying its enterprise cloud computing platform in an i/o Any where module at the i/o Phoenix data center, the company said today. UK-based Logicalis provides IT outsourcing solutions from HP, IBM, Microsoft and Cisco, and said it chose the modular approach for its deployment speed and ease of expansion.

“i/o is rewriting the book in fast IT infrastructure deployment,” said Bob Mobach, Data Center Director at Logicalis. “From the day we signed our contract to when our modular data center was ready took less than one month. i/o Anywhere is providing us an enterprise-class digital energy solution to help us meet customer demand today and also allows us to expand quickly to support business growth.”

i/o Anywhere is a family of modular data center components that can create and deploy a fully-configured enterprise data center within 120 days. i/o is using the i/o Anywhere modules as its primary method of deploying customers in the secnd phase of its huge Phoenix data center.

“It is strong validation for the fast-emerging Data Center 2.0 model that Logicalis – a global IT provider with a world-class data center practice – selected i/o ANYWHERE to power its growing cloud computing business,” said Anthony D’Ambrosi, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at i/o. “IT innovators like Logicalis are demonstrating a clear market vision where just-in-time, scalable and software-optimized data center solutions are displacing legacy real estate-based data centers that cannot keep up with the rapid pace of business.”

The company currently operates two data centers in the Phoenix market – a 125,000 square foot site in Scottsdale and the 538,000 square foot i/o Phoenix. It has just opened a data center  in New Jersey that will be the world’s largest modular data center. The company has also announced plans for a site in Singapore.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor-in-chief of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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