In 2007, the founders of IO had a vision to become the premier data center services colocation provider. Within one year they had over 200 customers and 12 MW of critical power deployed and they quickly realized that they needed to expand their capabilities from both a technological and geographic perspective. With their unique combination of engineering, software, sales and information technology backgrounds they understood that Data Center 1.0 (traditional raised floor) would eventually become obsolete and ineffective. The emerging trend was clear, ever-increasing demands for rapidly deployed information infrastructure that provided true economic value and a sustainable platform for IT innovation for enterprises, governments and service providers had to be invented. They also knew that one location would no longer serve their long-term goals and in 2009, they opened their second location, IO Phoenix.


At this time they introduced Data Center 1.5 to the marketplace; still leveraging large-scale facilities, but providing the data center as a service utilizing highly efficient IO Thermocabinet® and Thermopower® technology. As their enterprise customer portfolio grew and their geographic strategy continued to evolve, IO’s technologies continued to be elegantly engineered, progressively better, and strategically aligned with what the market required.


2011 was a pivotal year for IO, with the opening of their IO New Jersey data center, the IO Factory and over 500 customers in their portfolio, IO formally launched Data Center 2.0. DC 2.0 is a next-generation modular technology platform providing enterprise-class infrastructure that can be delivered as Data Center as a Service and/or rapidly deployed as a product to customer sites anywhere in the world. To manage and monitor their modular IO.Anywhere products, IO developed the world’s first secure data center infrastructure operating system, IO.OS.


IO continues to drive innovation through thought leadership, research and development and progressively delivering next generation technologies to their customers with efficient, flexible, secure, and scalable technology. What started as a unique vision by the founders has evolved into a relentless passion to forever change the global data center marketplace. That’s intelligent control.

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