PHOENIX, March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IO, the leading provider of next-generation modular data center technology and services, announced today that they have been awarded a contract by Southern Foodservice Management, Inc., a leading provider in onsite dining, catering and vending services.
As part of the agreement, IO will provide Southern with Data Center as a Service (DCaaS™) delivered out of the IO Phoenix data center. This approach supplies Southern a high-performance, cost-effective solution – without having to invest resources in building and maintaining its own data center.
"We are committed to providing that 'Something Extra' to our customers and that means we need to have the reliable infrastructure in place to support our productivity and business nationwide," said Tom Waldrop, IT Director, Southern Foodservice Management, Inc. "IO delivers the reliability and cost efficiency we need and allows us to focus our internal IT resources on supporting our customer needs rather than managing our data center."
IO Phoenix is the largest commercially available data center in the United States to achieve Tier III Design Certification from the Uptime Institute.
About Southern Foodservice Management, Inc.
Southern Foodservice Management provides onsite dining, catering and vending services to business & industry, education and government clients. Founded in 1951, the Birmingham, Alabama-headquartered company provides quality food, great service, exceptional value and a pleasant experience to dining customers at client sites nationwide.
IO designs, engineers and delivers data center infrastructure for the world's largest enterprises, governments and service providers. IO owns and operates data centers for hundreds of customers, and has leveraged this experience to build a next-generation Data Center 2.0 technology platform. IO.Anywhere modular data centers provide enterprise-class infrastructure that can be delivered as Data Center as a Service and rapidly deployed as a product to customer sites anywhere in the world. IO developed the first data center infrastructure operating system, IO.OS®, to provide the intelligent control needed to maximize utilization, resiliency and energy efficiency. IO is a privately held company headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. For more information on IO, please visit us on the web at io.com.
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