January 8, 2009 -- Arizona-based i/o Data Centers announced that it has acquired a high-power industrial facility in Phoenix. The new site will be called i/o Data Centers "Phoenix ONE", and is comprised of a 530,000 square foot facility located on a 31-acre campus.
i/o Data Centers says it will convert the site to its next high-technology, high-security data center and will re-locate its corporate headquarters to the facility as well. The development plan is fully funded and calls for delivery of power and space to users beginning June 1, 2009. The Phoenix ONE site will be an addition to the company's current 125,000 square foot Scottsdale ONE facility and headquarters.
The new facility announcement comes on the heels of a recent $56 million cash infusion for i/o Data Centers from venture capital firm Sterling Partners of Chicago.
"The Phoenix facility is a great fit for i/o's data center and the local community," says Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon. "It is perfectly situated in Central Phoenix and offers the size and abundant supply of power to attract numerous Fortune 500 companies, while providing high-wage, highly-skilled job opportunities for local Phoenix residents. We welcome i/o to Phoenix."
Upon completion, Phoenix ONE will be one of the largest, highest-powered data centers commercially available, maintains i/o, and will include a private electric utility sub-station designed for growth. The site currently features 40 megawatts of power which will be expanded to 120 megawatts.
i/o Data Centers provides data center services to several of the largest Web properties and enterprises in the world.
"Our customers need scalable power and space to support their IT operations, and we help them do it in a capital-efficient way," comments i/o Data Centers' president, Anthony Wanger. "Even though the economy is slow, the demand for high quality data center power has continued to be strong. In addition to abundant power, customers at the Phoenix ONE facility will be able to access dozens of telecommunications, Internet and other carriers at the site, which is located next to one of the largest joint fiber trenches in the U.S. Several of the largest Internet backbones in the world will offer direct connections at the site. i/o Data Centers will remain carrier neutral, network neutral, and will not charge cross-connect fees. This means that customers are free to choose the best carriers for their needs. In addition, [we] will continue to offer high-quality, multi-homed Internet bandwidth to customers."
After moving its headquarters to Phoenix ONE in January, the company plans to add two "pods" to its existing Scottsdale site to accommodate growth from both new and existing colocation customers.
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