IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/26/13 -- Latisys, a leading provider of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions spanning data center colocation, managed hosting, cloud and hybrid infrastructure, today announced that it has commenced construction on an additional 12,000 square feet of raised floor and will add 1.8 megawatts of power in its Irvine, Ca. data center.
Latisys Irvine serves as the West coast hub of Latisys' national IT Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform -- which also includes Denver as an ideal Disaster Recovery site, along with Chicago and Northern Virginia as gateways to Europe and Latin America.
The current expansion is to Latisys OC2 which currently features 20 megawatts of power capacity, state-of-the-art cooling and the latest advancements in physical and logical security systems. OC2 encompasses 93,000 sq. ft. of data center space and joins OC1 (50,000 sq. ft.) next door making Latisys the largest data center operator -- offering more power per square foot than any data center in Orange County.
OC2 is tied directly to a variety of fiber carriers, monitored 24x7x365 by on-site NOC personnel and systems, and operated under SOC 2 Type II and SOC 3 audited controls. This replaces the SAS 70 guidebook and reaffirms Latisys' commitment to meet the highest standards for availability and security, while making sure all of the appropriate controls and safeguards are firmly in place.
Latisys will complete construction and make the new space in OC2 available to customers by the end of Q2, 2013. In addition, Latisys also announced that it has purchased its OC1 data center in a strategic move to control existing assets for the long term.
Latisys' growth in Southern California reflects an increasing national market demand for data center, hosting and cloud services, with Gartner predicting the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) market will grow by 47.8% through 2015.
Latisys Irvine delivers several key features to meet a variety of critical business drivers in Southern California:
"Southern California continues to grow as a destination of choice for outsourced IT infrastructure services and as a gateway to Asia Pacific," said Tom Panarisi, Regional Sales Director, Latisys. "Latisys has been an active participant in the Orange County business community for several years and we take our role as the region's trusted provider for outsourced IT solutions very seriously. We have come to know the most dynamic large and mid-size enterprises -- not just in Orange County but across the U.S. -- and we are proud to serve as an extension of any organization's critical IT team."
"Every day we see accelerating demand for high performance, highly secure, hybrid Infrastructure-as-a-Service," said Pete Stevenson, CEO of Latisys. "And because that demand is national, Latisys continues to invest in our platform so we can ensure that businesses continue to have multi-site deployments across the most flexible, secure and resilient infrastructure solutions optimized for today, and scalable for tomorrow."
Latisys' national expansion has been ongoing through 2012 and into 2013. Recent announcements include DEN2 -- Latisys' newest state-of-the-art data center in Denver -- along with the DC5 and CHI2 data centers that added an additional 22,000 and 10,000 sq. ft. of secure, ultra high-density raised floor in Northern Virginia and Chicago respectively. Latisys' total data center platform now exceeds 343,000 square feet across seven data centers in four major markets.
Latisys is a leading national provider of colocation, managed hosting, managed services, disaster recovery and private cloud solutions to medium-sized businesses, enterprise customers and government agencies. With a heritage of serving business customers since 1994, and multiple high-density data centers across the United States, Latisys offers a scalable outsourced IT infrastructure platform that provides customers with what they need, when they need it. As a client-centric company -- with state of the art data centers in Ashburn, Virginia, Chicago, Denver and Irvine, California -- Latisys is quickly becoming the IaaS platform of choice for companies that seek for a true IT infrastructure partner for whom it isn't "either / or" between colo, cloud, managed hosting and traditional on-premise IT -- but rather "all of the above" delivered in a hybrid fashion.. Call 1-866-956-9594, visit www.latisys.com or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/latisys for additional information.