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December 13, 2016 09:00 ET

Abacus Data Systems Selects IO Colocation to Host Cloud Customers

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwired - December 13, 2016) - IO, a leading global provider of data center services, today announced Abacus Data Systems, Inc. (Abacus) has selected IO's data center infrastructure to support its Abacus Private Cloud customers. Abacus is using IO colocation services in Phoenix and London to deliver Virtual Desktop as a Service solutions in a reliable, high availability environment.

Abacus, the leading fully managed technology solutions provider whose next generation turnkey product portfolio is distinguished under the corporate brand Abacus Next®, chose IO because it provides highly secure, energy efficient modular data center services staffed "24xForever" with customer service, data center operations, and security personnel. IO provides Abacus the flexibility to add capacity in a pay-as-you-grow model, which makes it easy for Abacus to deliver on-demand cloud services to its SMB customers.

"IO provides us with a next-generation, robust data center environment that helps span our global footprint," said Jerome Fodor, CTO, Abacus. "This agreement marks our fourth and fifth data centers, which is a testament to the strong demand that we are experiencing for our cloud services. IO holds the same values and commitment that we do in securing sensitive applications and data which helps customers maintain data integrity and business continuity."

The modular data centers at IO.Phoenix and IO.London are exceptionally energy efficient and are capable of providing power cost savings of between 20 to 30 percent as compared to traditional raised floor colocation. The data centers employ multiple layers of physical security to protect the mission-critical infrastructure in the facility. IO does not charge customers to cross-connect to telecommunications carriers, which helps reduce their monthly connectivity charges.

"Abacus Data Systems is a leader in providing enterprise-class virtual technology solutions for the SMB sector," said David Mettler, Vice President, Sales and Market Director, U.S. at IO. "Our modular technology allows Abacus to easily scale its data center capacity as they need to address customer and business growth."

About Abacus Next

Abacus Next® is a global provider of compliance ready virtual Desktop as a Service (DaaS), custom built for businesses with stringent security and compliance needs. Abacus Next® brings to market an unprecedented family of integrated technology products and services including Private Cloud, Case Management Software, Email Services, Security Protection, Business Continuity, and On-Premise Solutions, allowing businesses to leverage the power of cloud computing without the added challenges and expenses of managing complex IT infrastructures on their own.

Headquartered in San Diego, California, and backed by private investment with Providence Equity, Abacus Next® delivers products and services to over 500,000 businesses worldwide. For more information, please visit www.abacusnext.com.

About Providence Equity

Providence is a premier global asset management firm with $45 billion in assets under management across complementary private equity and credit businesses. Providence pioneered a sector-focused approach to private equity investing with the vision that a dedicated team of industry experts could build exceptional companies of enduring value. Since the firm's inception in 1989, Providence has invested in more than 150 companies and is the leading equity investment firm focused on the media, communications, education and information industries. Providence is headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, and also has offices in New York, London, Hong Kong, Singapore and New Delhi.

About IO

Founded in 2007, IO is a data center services company that utilizes the latest data center technology to deliver colocation and cloud services to businesses and governments around the world. IO's next-generation colocation data center offering gives enterprises the flexibility to deploy legacy and cloud applications in a secure and efficient environment. IO operates six state-of-the-art data centers in Arizona, Ohio, New Jersey, Singapore and London. Trusted by some of the most demanding consumers of data center services, IO unleashes the potential for the data center to deliver sustainable business value. For more information about IO, visit io.com.

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