Grand Opening Celebrated by Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon and Local Officials
IO Data Centers, the premier provider of data center solutions, held a grand opening ceremony for its 538,000 square-foot Phoenix ONE Data Center facility today. The recently-refurbished building is the company’s second Arizona-based data center and is the largest commercially-available data center in the United States.
“We are delighted to have our Phoenix ONE facility up and running and appreciate the warm welcome we have received from the city, our partners and our customers,” said IO Data Centers President and Founder Anthony Wanger. “Phoenix is an ideal location for a data center of this magnitude because of its abundant power supply, outstanding network access and lack of natural disasters.”
“The City of Phoenix is pleased IO Data Centers has chosen to locate its flagship data center facility here,” said Mayor Gordon. “Not only will it attract new businesses to Phoenix, but it will also create high-wage, highly-skilled job opportunities for local residents. Phoenix is becoming a technology hub because of companies like IO Data Centers.”
“Not all data centers are created equal” is the corporate motto for IO Data Centers and the Phoenix ONE facility proves just that. The 31-acre site contains the square footage of nine football fields. Size aside, Phoenix ONE was designed and built to be highly reliable and efficient. The facility incorporates a number of diverse and green data center systems to provide “always on” operations for its customers and reduce the facility’s overall carbon footprint.
There were more than 200 workers involved in the build out of the Phoenix ONE facility – everyone from electricians to steelworkers. “We feel good about being able to contribute to the health of the Phoenix economy and help solidify Arizona as a high-tech state,” said Wanger.
IO Data Centers has grown tremendously over the past year. In addition to bringing the Phoenix ONE facility online the company has added a number of operations, sales and marketing positions to further the company’s expansion plans. “The team we have brought on board this year will help us take the company to the next-level,” said George Slessman, IO Data Centers’ CEO. “We are pleased with the progress we have made over the past few years and look forward to continuing our success.”
The Phoenix ONE facility, although recently completed, is already home to a number of large corporate customers. “Because of the success we had with our Scottsdale ONE facility, we were able to pre-sell some space at this new facility,” said Wanger. “There is a lot of interest in Phoenix ONE and we are excited with the prospects we have had so far.”
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 io.com.
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