IO Announces Contract with Southern Foodservice Management, Inc.

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

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. or call  623-249-5807 or  520-393-3181. 

About IO
Founded in 2007, IO provides the data center as a service @scale™. IO internet data centers are engineered to deliver the optimal data center capacity, security, network and cloud inter-connectivity for mission critical applications of any scale.  IO operates large data center campuses, featuring over 2 million square feet, hundreds of networks and 300 MWs in North America and Singapore. For more than a decade, IO has earned the trust of the most demanding technology users by delivering the data center at scale to digital-first enterprises, cloud companies, hyperscale service providers, governments and businesses worldwide. To learn more about IO @scale™, visit

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