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IO colocation powers Loud Partners’ managed services

IO, a leading global provider of data center services, announced Loud Partners Inc. utilizes IO colocation to deliver its managed services portfolio. IO colocation has enabled Loud Partners to provide its cloud and traditional IT services to clients in an agile, reliable and secure environment. 

Loud Partners, based in New York City, uses IO colocation to offer disaster recovery, colocation and application hosting to small-, medium- and large-sized firms in the Tri-State area. Loud Partners customers include financial services firms, healthcare companies, marketing firms, law offices and non-profit organizations.

“IO’s colocation services allow us to provision new capacity quickly in the increments we need to support our business,” said Alexander Zhivov, director of infrastructure, Loud Partners. “This flexibility has been essential in helping us grow while also managing our costs.”

IO provides Loud Partners with high-performance, cost-effective colocation services, without them having to invest resources in building and maintaining their own data center. IO supports any scale and power density requirement with solutions ranging from single colocation cabinets on raised floor to dedicated modular data centers. 

“In the four years we’ve been with IO, we have not had a single major outage; which has improved our bottom line significantly,” said Alexander Mikhaylov, director of support services, Loud Partners. “Additionally, their service is second to none. Because of IO’s ability to fix problems remotely through software, almost all of our issues are fixed quickly and easily. IO provides us with the credibility and reliability that helps us cultivate client confidence.”

Next on the Loud Partners technology roadmap is expanding its data center operations from IO Phoenix and IO New Jersey to also include IO London and IO Singapore.

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SunGard Expands Services Capability In Scottsdale

SunGard Availability Services announced it has completed expansion of its data center in Scottsdale, Ariz. Designed to meet increasing customer demand for colocation, managed services and recovery services, SunGard’s investment will help customers address their business IT needs without incurring the capital and operating expenses of building and running their own data centers.

The expansion project adds 7,400 square feet of raised floor and nearly one megawatt of power, bringing the facility’s total capacity to three megawatts. SunGard offers customers a 100 percent power availability service level agreement and their choice of six tier-one Internet Service Providers for network availability, capacity and diversity. SunGard delivers fully managed IT services and recovery services with experienced staff on premise 24×7 within the expanded Scottsdale facility.

The Scottsdale project follows major expansions at SunGard data centers in Philadelphia and Carlstadt, N.J. earlier this year. SunGard has made a major commitment to Arizona with data centers in Scottsdale and Phoenix, and the Scottsdale project’s general contractor was Caliente Construction of Mesa, Ariz. The Phoenix/Scottsdale region is seen as an optimal data center location due to the area’s low risk of natural disasters; low-cost, reliable energy supplies; and close proximity to Southern California.

“This expansion better enables organizations to select space and power environments to meet their needs today and be confident they can grow as requirements evolve – with ability to add managed and recovery services for long-term agility,” said Joe Sullivan, vice president, product management – managed services, SunGard Availability Services.

“Customers are backed by a skilled team of multi-specialty IT professionals who provide comprehensive technical, administrative and engineering support for their application environments.”

SunGard’s colocation and managed services allow organizations to run their business applications at a SunGard facility rather than at their own data centers. SunGard solutions include hosting services, application services, e-mail and collaboration services, network services, managed security services, storage services and replication services.

These solutions are suited to organizations of all sizes that require a secure, highly available and redundant IT environment.

At the Scottsdale facility, SunGard also offers disaster recovery services that help organizations recover from business interruptions, and Workforce Continuity services that provide an alternative workspace when a customer facility is unavailable, allowing employees to quickly return to work. Workforce Continuity can support business processes including call center, customer service, order processing, help desk and other key customer functions.

The Scottsdale data center demonstrates SunGard’s commitment to governance, risk and compliance through annual SSAE16 Type II audits, following the ITILv3 framework and certification to the ISO 20000-1 standard. SunGard further enhances its regulatory posture by following security procedures that comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS), HIPAA and NIST SP 800-53.