Integrated Data Storage Expands Latisys Footprint to Power Custom Cloud Solutions

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Sep 10, 2013) - Latisys, a leading national provider of hybrid cloud hosting and data center solutions, today announced a significant expansion to the hosting services agreement with Integrated Data Storage (IDS), a fast growing, Data Center Technology Integrator and Cloud Services Provider based in Chicago.

IDS works with a distinctive list of leading manufacturers to deliver custom IT solutions to businesses worldwide. IDS helps architect and deploy public, private, and hybrid cloud solutions that make customer IT operations run more efficiently -- creating new opportunities for businesses to grow and improve speed to market.

Under terms of the multi-year agreement, IDS, a Crain's Chicago Business "Fast Fifty" growth company, has significantly expanded their footprint in Latisys' Chicago and Denver data centers. From here IDS will leverage Latisys' ultra high-density hosting services to underpin its rapidly expanding cloud solutions platform.

"The Cloud has been the fastest growing part of our business and one of the most strategic decisions we had to make was choosing our Data Center partner," said Justin Mescher, Chief Technology Officer at IDS. "Latisys is one of the few service providers that offer Enterprise-class hosting facilities, while still being nimble enough to support a rapidly-growing business like IDS. That agility is what makes Latisys the perfect partner for IDS, because like us they understand how critical it is to provide solutions that are tailored to customer requirements and flexible enough to change as requirements evolve."

Latisys' Chicago data center serves as the Midwest hub of Latisys' nationwide footprint, which also features Denver as a disaster recovery site, and Southern California and Northern Virginia as gateways to APAC and Europe. Latisys recently completed construction on an additional 10,000 square feet of high-density space in its Oak Brook, IL data center, a high demand area in Chicago's western suburbs.

"Both Latisys and IDS share a passion for IT infrastructure-as-a-service and the business benefits that can be achieved for customers that choose to outsource," said Pete Stevenson, CEO of Latisys. "We are pleased to provide IDS with the flexibility, scalability, reliability and unified customer care support accelerating growth -- now and in the future."

Latisys' data center platform is operated under SOC 2 Type 2 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.

With high-density data centers located in every U.S. time zone, Latisys's national reach enables multi-site redundancy, managed backup and secure disaster recovery including cloud-based DR solutions. Latisys' Tier III facilities are designed for the business continuity of mission-critical operations -- offering the power, cooling, backbone network and managed services with an eye toward reducing capital expenditures for storage and ongoing maintenance. Latisys' total data center platform exceeds 343,000 square feet across seven data centers in four major markets.

About Integrated Data Storage
Integrated Data Storage is a Data Center Technology Integrator and Cloud Services Provider based in Chicago, IL. IDS works with a select list of best-of-breed manufacturers to deliver custom IT solutions to businesses worldwide. Primary areas of focus are Storage, Backup, Disaster Recovery, Data Analytics, Virtualization, Mobility, Networking, Compute, Security, Managed Services, and Cloud. Through a unique Engineering methodology and high level of accountability, IDS has established itself as a premier Solutions Provider. For more information about Integrated Data Storage, visit http://www.integrateddatastorage.com

About Latisys
Latisys is a leading national provider of hybrid cloud hosting and data center 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 demand more from their IT infrastructure partner.Call 1-866-956-9594, visit www.latisys.com or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/latisys for additional information. All Systems Grow.