SGI Deploys Ice Cube Modular Data Center for i/o Data Centers

i/o Data Centers offers advanced data center capabilities to a broader audience with Ice Cube.

May 27, 2009

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FREMONT, Calif., and Phoenix, Ariz. - May 26, 2009 - SGI announced today that it recently shipped its ICE Cube modular data center to i/o Data Centers, a leading colocation and data center services provider based in Phoenix, Arizona, to address i/o clients' evolving data center needs. The ICE Cube is secured, powered and connected to i/o Data Centers' network.

Located at i/o Data Centers' 538,000-square-foot Phoenix ONE facility, ICE Cube provides high-density server and storage capacity in 20' and 40' ISO shipping containers, and has capacity for up to 2,800 independent servers, 22,400 cores or 11 Petabytes of storage. i/o Data Centers supplies a secure, reliable infrastructure for the ICE Cube that includes conditioned power, temperature-controlled space and network connectivity.

SGI's ICE Cube provides colocation sites with compelling deployment advantages, including density benefits, enhanced computing resources using the latest technologies, immediate deployment and dramatically reduced operating costs. Customers traditionally unable to afford these high-end benefits can now easily capitalize on them with ICE Cube and i/o Data Centers.

"SGI's experience in satisfying the cloud computing requirements of the world's most successful Internet companies gives us unique insight into the demands of the modern data center," said Tony Carrozza, senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing at SGI. "The ICE Cube container enables i/o Data Centers to attract new users to cutting edge, energy efficient technologies that lower operating costs, reduce carbon footprint and accelerate time to deployment."

i/o Data Centers provides fully-integrated data center solutions that save its clients the expense, risks and hassles of designing, building and operating their own private data centers. Customers, including some of the world's largest Web properties and enterprises, are afforded convenience and confidence knowing that their containerized data center will be installed, powered, networked, secured and managed by a team of data center professionals. i/o Data Centers handles ICE Cube logistics, redundant system connections and maintenance for its customers."The ICE Cube allows us to leverage SGI's innovative and environmentally-friendly, modular data center solutions to provide unequaled value to our customers," said George Slessman, CEO at i/o Data Centers. "By combining SGI's industry-leading modular data center technology with i/o Data Centers' world-class infrastructure and service, we are providing a compelling, fully-integrated solution for our customers' data center needs."

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About SGI

SGI (Silicon Graphics International Corp.) is a global leader in large-scale clustered computing, clustered storage, HPC and data center enablement and services. SGI is dedicated to solving these industries' most demanding business and technology challenges. Visit for more information.

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