Allianz Deploys Modules at IO New Jersey

The interior of an IO Anywhere data center module.

Investment management company Allianz Global Investors of America is the financial services firm that has deployed modular data center space at the IO New Jersey data center, the companies said today. The deal, which deployed 3.6 megawatts of IT capacity in just 90 days, was announced in July but the customer was not identified at that time.

“IO’s modular platform saved us from making a costly upfront commitment to multiple megawatts of power,” said Jeff Wood, Senior Vice President, Information Technology of Allianz. “In addition to significant cost savings, the technical excellence built into IO’s hardware and software platform helps us respond to today’s business demands and new challenges the moment they arise.”

The 3.6 MVA IO Anywhere system was manufactured at the IO Factory in Phoenix, Ariz. and delivered to Edison, New Jersey, along with an integrated power delivery system that includes primary and backup power generation, and power conditioning.

“Allianz leads the financial services industry in the transformation of legacy data center environments to Data Center 2.0,” said George Slessman, CEO of IO. “The IO technology platform provides our customers a sustainable competitive advantage; to thinly provision their data center infrastructure based on their business needs, resulting in significant operating and capital expense savings.”

In March IO announced plans to transform a former New York Times printing plant in New Jersey into the world’s largest modular data center. The 830,000 square foot building in Edison, N.J. will become the East Coast hub for IO, which is converting the building into a facility to house data center capacity in customized containers. in February the company opened a factory in Phoenix to build its IO Anywhere modules, which will eventually be able to deploy up to 18 megawatts of data center capacity each month.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large 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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