Red Cloud Deploys IO Modules Across Australia

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.

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About the Author

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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  1. jeff miller

    Can someone please do a follow up on this article and see if these IO modules ever got shipped and installed. The article states that the modules will be live 2nd quarter 2012. Well here we are in the 3rd qtr. Did it happen?

  2. Bevan

    Red Cloud have been running around Australia for the last 3 years now. They were meant to be a cloud service, now they are building data centres. Believe it when you see it.

  3. Razzler

    Follow up below: No didnt do anything, although seen the A Team duo round town back in Perth trying to get tenants no doubt for their mythical DC, dont know why anyone still picks up the phone for these . Think GH & Co are rustling up again trying to flog these IO units or start a Data Centre rumour is Bibra Lake (like to know how comms and power are out there...). Id be avoiding anything these guys do even if they do hit, their last site we found was kilometers away from any fibre cables and the closest one was telstra. Didnt stop these guys from telling everyone they had redundant comms from every telco... so Bibra Lake? Oh and to-boot was the apparent access to the Watercorps Biodigester power generation plant.