IO builds its IO.Anywhere data center modules at a factory in Phoenix and ships the 25-ton units cross-country, to New Jersey. (Photo: IO)

Loud Partners Taps IO Modular Data Center Infrastructure To Double Capacity

IO colocation is powering New York City-based Loud Partners’ managed services business. Loud Partners has doubled its capacity at IO, and moved from a shared data center environment to modular data center infrastructure.

IO allows Loud Partners to offer colocation services without them having to invest resources in building and maintaining their own data center. Alexander Zhivov, director of infrastructure at Loud Partners said shifting to a modular data center enabled them to quickly and incrementally provision capacity to support the growing business.

“This flexibility has been essential in helping us grow while also managing our costs,” said Zhivov. The company was also able to install one of its largest clients alongside its deployment.

Loud Partners is a customer in IO’s Phoenix and New Jersey data centers. The company hopes to expand internationally into IO London (Slough) and Singapore.

IO’s massive New Jersey data center overlooks the New Jersey Turnpike and was once a printing plant for The New York Times. It serves as the East Coast beachhead for IO and as a proving ground for the company’s bid to transform the way data centers are built and deployed.

Like many managed services providers, Loud Partners has to deliver a hybrid portfolio of both cloud and traditional IT services to clients. The company offers disaster recovery, colocation and application hosting to firms ranging from small to large in the Tri-State area. Its customers include financial, healthcare, marketing, law and non-profits.

Alexander Mikhaylov, Loud Partners director of support services, touted IO’s ability to fix problems remotely through software.

Last December, IO split into two companies. IO continues to operate as a data center provider, while the other, called BaseLayer, is a technology vendor, selling data center containers and data center infrastructure management software IO.OS.


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About the Author

Jason Verge is an Editor/Industry Analyst on the Data Center Knowledge team with a strong background in the data center and Web hosting industries. In the past he’s covered all things Internet Infrastructure, including cloud (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS), mass market hosting, managed hosting, enterprise IT spending trends and M&A. He writes about a range of topics at DCK, with an emphasis on cloud hosting.

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