Nothing But Net Case Study

Nothing but NetNothing But NET Grows Their Business with IO

Computing infrastructure supports the lifeblood of the business of Nothing But NET, a provider of private cloud computing and hosting services based in Tempe, Ariz.

But as a small services firm, it is just too costly and time consuming to make the investment in world-class data center infrastructure their customers require. So for more than three years, Nothing But NET has utilized Data Center as a Service (DCaaS™) delivered out of IO’s Phoenix data center. DCaaS provides Nothing But NET with the reliable, cost-efficient enterprise environment they need, delivered to an always-on service level.

At IO Phoenix, the foundation for DCaaS is IO.Anywhere®, a fully integrated modular data center system that provides enterprise-class, always-on information technology infrastructure. With IO.Anywhere, companies like Nothing But NET can add the capacity when needed and quickly achieve the advantage of a secure, high-performance data center without the related costs of a construction project.

Also of importance to Nothing But NET, is the prestigious Uptime Institute Tier III Design Certification that IO Phoenix holds. Uptime Institute Tier III is recognized as the premium level of service for commercial data centers, bringing a 24×7 capability to operations.

“As a small business, it would be cost prohibitive for us to duplicate IO’s data center infrastructure,” said Bob Cox, President, Nothing But NET. “We gain the security, redundancy and bandwidth failover we need to provide enterprise-grade managed services. With IO handling the data center infrastructure, our team can focus on supporting our customers’ production operations.”

Nothing But NET’s relationship with IO has evolved into a true partnership with Nothing But NET extending their Remote Hands service to other IO customers at IO Phoenix. Nothing But NET delivers 24×7 help desk services, providing technical support assistance, such as equipment installations, to help IO customers manage their computing infrastructure.

Expanding into New Service Area
As a successful business, Nothing But NET has looked to extend their expertise and grow their services portfolio. This year, when the company decided to expand into providing disaster recovery services, it was natural for Nothing But NET to consider the IO New Jersey data center as a secondary site.

“IO’s modular data center solutions were the perfect technology for us to roll out and build our disaster recovery services. IO provides the highly resilient, reliable infrastructure that is essential to ensure uptime even in the face of unexpected disasters. Equally important, IO DCaaS allows us to use and pay for only the data center capacity we require, and we can also quickly grow as demand for our services increases,” said Mr. Cox.

Nothing But NET has connected their systems at IO New Jersey with existing systems at the IO Phoenix data center to provide multi-site disaster recovery services to customers. Nothing But NET leverages high-speed, dual-fiber connectivity between the two IO data centers to allow customers to mirror data instantly to a secondary site that will improve data availability and accelerate recovery processes.

“We look to have choice and options in our networking, and IO’s blended bandwidth solution is brilliant. It gives us a highly reliable connection to the Internet and takes away a single point of failure. The solution helps keep our critical business applications always-on,” said Mr. Cox. With more than 831,000 square feet of space available, IO New Jersey is the largest data center in the New York City metropolitan area. It is the only Tier III-designed commercial data center available in the area that is also 100 percent modular.

“Having two Uptime Institute Tier III certified data centers as the backbone of our disaster recovery services added to the credibility we needed to demonstrate we meet enterprise-grade requirements. The time and effort that IO put into certification show us that our company is in the right place. IO has made the investment for the long term and you don’t see that in many vendors,” said Mr. Cox.

Additionally, both IO Phoenix and IO New Jersey have SSAE 16 Type 2 audit accreditation, which designates IO delivers reliable and secure operating environments with the proper controls related to financial recordkeeping and reporting – another key validation for Nothing But NET customers.

“IO has provided the foundation for building our business. It is just too costly and time-consuming to build infrastructure yourself. Their resources and environment enable us to grow, and our services business has experienced 100 percent growth year to year. IO is our trusted partner,” said Mr. Cox.

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