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Why London? Why Slough? Why Now? IO’s UK Data Centre Innovation

Last month, we celebrated the launch of IO.London, which establishes IO’s European headquarters and opens the doors to our second location outside of the United States (the other is IO.Singapore). Now, it’s up to me and my UK team – a group of local industry experts – to explain the essence of IO’s modular approach to data centres to customers, analysts, and other key stakeholders in the UK market.

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Introducing: IO.London – Our State-of-the-Art UK Data Centre

We recently opened IO’s new UK data centre, IO.London. Based just outside London in Slough, the data centre deploys BASELAYER’s innovative ECO modules to leverage free-air cooling.

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Data Center Water Use: A Broader Conversation

IO Group Leader of Sustainability Patrick Flynn responds to questions and comments surrounding the Wall Street Journal article “Data Centers and Hidden Water Use.” He explains why we need a broader conversation around water efficiency, and how IO is reducing water use by reducing energy use.

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Why We’re Focused on Asia

For several years now, IO has been committed to growing globally – including in Asia. We opened our Singapore data center a year and a half ago, and in January this year, my wife and I moved to Singapore. Both moves are reflective of a commitment to continue growing in the region. Here are four reasons why we’re focused on Asia.

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Singapore Data Center Security for Financial Institutions

Security requirements for financial services firms are among the strictest security standards. In Singapore data center security requirements include ISAE 3402 (theinternational equivalent of SSAE 16) compliance as well as the requirement by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) that all financial institutions complete a Threat and Vulnerability Risk Assessment (TVRA). Both standards include thorough data center security auditing requirements.

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7 Reasons Why Ohio for Data Center Colocation

Why Ohio data center colocation? The biggest reason global organizations choose Ohio for data center colocation is for disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity (BC).

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Featured in The Edge Magazine, IO CEO George Slessman Talks Global Growth, Partnerships, and Family Ties

IO CEO George Slessman was featured on the April 20th cover of The Edge, a Singapore-based business magazine. The story profiled George’s full commitment to the global future of IO. In the story, George explains why he relocated to Singapore and talks about IO’s partnership there with StarHub. And, he gets personal, talking about his relationship with brother William and his early start as a tech entrepreneur. Here are highlights from the story.

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4 Data Center Factors that Matter for High Performance Computing Environments

To out-compute is to out-compete. Put another way, a company’s competitiveness depends on its ability to process a lot of data, very fast. But not every data center environment is suited to support high performance computing. Here, the four data center factors that matter for HPC environments. Because you can’t out-compete if you can’t out-compute, and you can’t out-compute if your data center isn’t set up to handle HPC.

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Use Case: Data Center Colocation for IT Service Providers

There’s an evolution underway, toward complete consumption of the IT stack as a service. IO plays a role in this evolution, of course, as a provider of data center as a service. Many of our customers play a role in the evolution as well, as providers of IT managed services, cloud services, and software as a service.

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