FirstBank Outsourcing to IO Data Centers
IO Data Centers, an industry-leading colocation services provider, is pleased to announce that it has been selected to design, build and operate a financial grade data center for Colorado-based FirstBank, the state’s largest locally-owned bank. FirstBank will occupy a custom suite in IO Data Centers Scottsdale ONE data center facility as part of a multi-year agreement.
The IO site will protect the bank as part of its disaster recovery plan and is scalable and flexible to support the ever-growing needs of their business. FirstBank currently has over 120 locations and serves more than 600,000 customers.
“With online banking becoming so prevalent in todays society, FirstBank, as well as its customers, can have peace of mind knowing that their core IT is housed in a secure and reliable data center”, said Anthony Wanger, Senior Managing Director of IO Data Centers. “We are committed to FirstBank and are pleased to have the opportunity to accommodate and assist them with their rapid growth and success by providing them with best-in-class data center space.”
FirstBank’s IT infrastructure will be supported by IOs 24/7/365 security and operations staff.
With more than 12 Megawatts of digital grade power available at the IO Data Centers facility, FirstBanks critical data resides in a physically secure and redundant data center that powers some of the largest mission critical web properties and entities in the world.
“We chose IO Data Centers as a key component of our security and disaster recovery plan because of their reputation, state-of-the-art facilities and accountability”, said Christian Winward, Senior Vice President of FirstBank. “They are an ideal fit for our need for an off-site, reliable, financial-grade data center provider.”
IO Data Centers will provide FirstBank with always on, secure, data grade power and digital grade space which is guaranteed with a 100 percent Uptime Service Level Agreement. IO Data Centers is SAS 70 Type II certified and also adheres to PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) best practices to secure web property, intellectual property and payment account data for its clients.
FirstBank is Colorado’s second largest depository institution and Colorado’s largest locally owned bank. We have over $9 billion in assets and over 120 locations in Colorado. We expanded into California in 1985 and Arizona in 2007 and plan to add even more locations. Nearly 45 years later, our commitment to providing a high level of service for our customers and in the community has not changed. Visit FirstBank on the web at http://www.efirstbank.com.
Founded in 2007, IO is a data center services company that utilizes the latest data center technology to deliver colocation and cloud services to businesses and governments around the world. IO’s next-generation colocation offering gives enterprises the flexibility to deploy legacy and cloud applications in a secure and efficient environment. IO operates five state-of-the-art data centers in Arizona, Ohio, New Jersey and Singapore. Trusted by some of the most demanding consumers of data center services, IO unleashes the potential for the data center to deliver sustainable business value. For more information about IO, visit io.com.
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