IO's modular data center is named "IO Anywhere" for its portability and ability to be deployed at customer premises. But the early public deployments of modular capacity were installed within the company's data centers in Phoenix and New Jersey.
Until now. Australian data center service provider Red Cloud has signed a multi-module contract with IO, and will deploy 4.5 megawatts of IT capacity in new modular facilities in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth. The deal includes both data modules and power modules, which will be built in IO's factory in Phoenix and then delivered across the Pacific and installed on-site in Australia.
The contract launches a strategic venture between IO and Red Cloud, which will work together in the region to promote IO Anywhere modular technology and the IO OS data center management software.
"IO’s modular technology will provide a foundation for our Australasian data center and cloud computing services," said Garry Henley, CEO of Red Cloud. "With IO, capacity is not only delivered rapidly, but we will also be able to control efficiency, utilization and operating costs of our entire infrastructure using the capabilities of IO OS. This partnership provides us with the next-generation data center infrastructure to rapidly drive our business."
Red Cloud’s Melbourne and Perth locations are expected to be live in the second quarter of 2012 with Sydney following shortly thereafter. Red Cloud’s IO Anywhere deployments will be delivered to Tier III standards.
“The Cloud requires an intelligently controlled elastic data center and that is what IO’s technology delivers to our customers ANYWHERE in the world.” said George Slessman, CEO of IO.