IO Conference to Examine the Data Center as a Platform

~ Event Features Discussion on Emergence of Cloud-Native Data Centers that can Stretch from Legacy Applications to Multi-Cloud Services ~

Phoenix, Ariz – July 25, 2016IO, a leading global provider of Data Center Services, today announced the sponsoring of “The IO Conversation: The Data Center as a Platform” conference, which will examine the fundamental change in the design, deployment and management of data centers being driven by connected applications and the “Internet of Everything.” The event brings together IT decision makers and tech industry leaders to engage in a conversation about the future of the data center.

Conference speakers include executives from IO,, BASELAYER, Bloom Energy, BMW North America, CenturyLink, eBay, Goldman Sachs, Google, McLaren Applied Technologies, Megaport, Microsoft Accelerator, Salesforce, Superloop, Yahoo and Vapor IO.

The IO Conversation conference takes place on September 13, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park, Calif. To request an invitation to attend the conference, please visit

The conference features four panel sessions:

  • Strategic Colocation and What that Means – looking at how mobility, consumer technology, cloud services, hyper-digitization and globalization impact networks and businesses, and how strategic colocation positions companies to thrive in this complex environment.
  • Tomorrow’s Data Center in the APAC region – taking a close look at the evolving APAC data center market and the opportunities that are emerging as an increasing number of fast-growth businesses establish their primary headquarters in the region.
  • Renewable Power Strategies – The Next Clean Generation of Data Centers – featuring renewable energy leaders who will share their own experience and insights on effective strategies to achieve near- and long-term sustainability and energy objectives.
  • The Role of the Data Center in the Internet of Everything – examining the role of data centers in housing the Internet of Everything including tying together physical infrastructure to the applications consumed on a daily basis.

“The cloud has changed and will continue to change everything in IT,” said George Slessman CEO of IO. “The data center is the foundation of cloud technology and must be delivered as a platform service delivering modularity, global reach, scale connectivity and automation through modern software interfaces.” 

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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