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IO Appoints Nigel Stevens as its UK Managing Director

London – February 26, 2015 – IO, a leading data center services company, today announced the appointment of Nigel Stevens as its Managing Director in the United Kingdom. In this role, he will lead IO’s expansion into Europe with the newest data center coming online this summer. Stevens is responsible for the overall performance of IO’s business and operations in the United Kingdom. Among his responsibilities, Stevens will increase local and regional market share, profitability and operational efficiency. “Nigel is a highly driven and passionate business leader with extensive experience in the global telecommunications and data center industries,” said Bob Olson, chief customer officer at IO. “As IO continues to expand its global footprint, I have no doubt Nigel has what it takes to lead the overall business performance for the region.” Over the course of his 25-year-career, Stevens has held senior management positions in the United Kingdom and United States. Prior to joining IO, Stevens served as chief marketing officer of Infinity SDC Limited where he was responsible for sales and marketing. Stevens also held leadership positions at Global Crossing, Cable & Wireless Worldwide and THUS plc. “IO’s much-anticipated, state-of-the-art data centre is receiving a great deal of interest in the business community,” Stevens said. IO is entering the European market with a brand new facility in Slough, just outside of London. With more than 10,000 square metres of total space, the data centre features highly reliable power, a dedicated substation and will house IO’s market-leading data centre modules. Stevens added: “IO’s next-generation colocation and cloud services bring an unparalleled level of flexibility, efficiency and innovation to the region. I couldn’t be more proud to be part of IO’s world-class team and look forward to the journey ahead.”
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IO to Separate Into Two Market-Leading Companies

Phoenix, Ariz. – Dec. 2, 2014 – IO, a leading data center services company, today announced plans to separate into two independent companies. IO will continue to deliver its market-leading colocation and cloud services. The new company, BASELAYER, will comprise IO’s visionary modular data center hardware and data center infrastructure management software. The company expects to complete the separation in early 2015.
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Parwan Electronics Company Consolidates IT Infrastructure with IO’s Modular Data Center

IO, a worldwide leader in software-defined data center technology, services, and solutions, today announced Parwan Electronics Company (PEC) consolidated its IT infrastructure at IO’s data center in Edison, New Jersey. The colocation solution is based on IO’s data center modules and integrated operating system. As a result of the technology upgrade, PEC is delivering robust and highly reliable enterprise and carrier-grade telecom solutions to its customers.
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IO and StarHub Form Strategic Go-to-Market Partnership

IO, a worldwide leader in software-defined data center technology and solutions, and StarHub, Singapore's fully integrated info-communications provider, today announced a strategic partnership.
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IO Offers Renewable Energy Option for Customers

New Contract Agreement with Arizona Public Service Opens the Doors for Green Energy Pass-Through   Phoenix, Ariz. – Feb. 26, 2015 – IO, a leading global provider of data center services, announced an innovative program to provide customers with data center capacity powered by 100 percent renewable energy. Under an agreement with utility provider Arizona Public Service, customers in IO’s Arizona data centers can purchase 100 percent renewable energy for their data center operations.   This sustainability initiative comes as part of a broader effort by IO to encourage greener data center practices and engage utilities, vendors and elected officials to enable procurement of renewable energy.   “There is a clear call by our customers to use cost-effective clean energy to power their data centers,” said Anthony Wanger, President at IO. “By aggregating the energy use of our customers, IO applies scale efficiencies to data center operations and renewable energy procurement. Our goal is to provide our customers with the best available options for reliable, renewable and affordable energy. This arrangement with APS represents a great option for our customers, which is not available at other data centers in the State.”   Through this new agreement, customers can opt in to receive access to clean power generated by wind and solar plants at an incremental cost. The new rate provides both access to renewable energy and price certainty, which has financial benefits for IO and hundreds of its customers.   “IO customers already reside in one of the most energy efficient data centers available and now have the option to make greener decisions about energy they consume and how it is produced,” said Patrick Flynn, group leader of sustainability at IO. “The IO team is committed to leveraging our scale to help the industry realize gains where economic and environmental goals intersect. We expect this will result in greater adoption of more sustainable practices in the data center industry.”   An evaluation by APS showed that a modular data center technology installation in IO’s Phoenix facility has achieved 19% energy cost savings quantified by its improved Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) ratings. APS findings confirmed that IO’s manufactured, modular approach is more efficient than the traditional raised-floor data center environment.   Since its inception in 2007, IO has been one of APS’s largest and fastest growing customers. Further, IO has a very high load factor (due to its predictable and consistent load), which helps APS plan capacity allocation and operate more optimally.   Given IO’s need for high reliability and power quality, the cost of electricity is a material component of IO’s cost to operate its business. The long-term contract negotiated by APS and IO provides a flat power rate allowing IO to compete with other service territories.   “IO has been one of APS’s most innovative customers from the beginning, designing efficient systems and taking advantage of our Solutions for Business energy efficiency program,” said Stacy Derstine, APS vice president and chief customer officer. “Together we crafted an innovative rate structure that better aligns the price that IO will pay to the cost that APS incurs to serve them.” Derstine added, “This agreement is a critical means of economic development for Arizona. It allows APS to retain IO’s present load, which translates into a substantial amount of revenue for the State. Beyond a pure price benefit, the agreement also opens up renewable energy options for IO and its customers. We hope this new rate will help attract additional high load factor customers to Arizona, for the benefit of all ratepayers.”
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TetherView Selects IO Colocation to Power Private Cloud Services

Phoenix, Ariz. – November 4, 2014 – IO, a worldwide leader in software-defined data center technology, services and solutions, today announced TetherView has deployed its private cloud services at the IO New Jersey data center in Edison. TetherView works with IO to deliver enterprise-grade infrastructure and Desktops as a Service (DaaS) to small- and medium-sized businesses in the New York Metro region. Early adopters include consulting, financial services, healthcare and legal firms.
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Redstone and IO Ink Technical Partnership Deal

Redstone, a leading provider of infrastructure, smart buildings and support services, today announced it has partnered with IO, a worldwide leader in software-defined data centre technology, services and solutions, to accelerate the uptake of modular data centre services in the EMEA market.
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IIJ Global Singapore Expands Data Centre Offerings with IO

IO, a leading data centre services company, today announced a strategic relationship with IIJ Global Singapore, a prominent Internet-access and comprehensive network solutions provider.
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Top Arizona businesses named Spirit of Enterprise Award finalists

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Gartner Names IO a Visionary in Inaugural Magic Quadrant for Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) Tools

IO Positioned for Its Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute for its IO.OS® Solution
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