SOURCE: Latisys

Latisys

April 23, 2013 06:55 ET

CenterStone Technologies Selects Latisys to Power Global SaaS Delivery Model

Footwear & Apparel Industry Wholesalers Entrust Critical Revenue Streams to CenterStone via Latisys' High Availability, Fully Managed Hosting Platform

ENGLEWOOD, CO--(Marketwired - Apr 23, 2013) - Latisys, a leading provider of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions spanning data center colocation, managed hosting, cloud and hybrid infrastructure, today announced an ongoing managed hosting services agreement with CenterStone Technologies Inc., an international developer of Web-based B2B wholesale e-commerce software.

Leveraging an outsourced software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery model, CenterStone's web-based platform provides B2B ecommerce applications and solutions that support billions of dollars in wholesale transactions each year for leading footwear and apparel manufacturers.

CenterStone expands the vendor marketplace by enabling retailers to view online catalogs, check inventory availability, create sales proposals and place orders more effectively and efficiently. CenterStone makes large wholesalers more competitive by driving revenue growth, increasing inventory turns, reducing customer service costs and providing greater speed to market -- greatly improving relationships with their customers -- large and small retail dealers. 

CenterStone has widespread adoption among category-leading brands such as VF Corp., Under Armour, Wolverine Worldwide, Patagonia, Carhartt, and Life is Good, who entrust their critical core revenue streams to CenterStone's high performance e-commerce platform.

Due to wide spikes in usage associated with the seasonal nature of retail sales, CenterStone needs an infrastructure services partner with a platform that can provide extreme scalability with the highest levels of load balancing, availability and reliability.

CenterStone's SaaS model is deployed globally and delivered via Latisys' fully managed national IT infrastructure services platform and its SOC 2 and SOC 3 audited data center in Denver, Co.

"Large wholesale manufacturers are extremely discerning about who they trust to support their core revenue lines," said David Mathias, VP of Sales & Marketing, CenterStone Technologies. CenterStone takes this responsibility very seriously, and our partnership with Latisys is a reflection of our commitment to deliver a flexible, reliable ecommerce solution to help our customers drive growth, cost savings and profitability."

"CenterStone's focus on ensuring reliability, availability and scalability for large retail customers is a perfect fit for Latisys' built-for-the-future managed hosting platform," said Pete Stevenson, Chief Executive Officer, Latisys. "We engineered our hybrid infrastructure and high-touch delivery model specifically to support the complex, dynamic workloads of high-growth ecommerce and SaaS businesses like CenterStone. We look forward to working together as a trusted business and IT infrastructure services partner."

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 ASH1 DC5 and CHI2 data centers adding 22,000 and 10,000 square feet of secure, ultra high-density raised floor in Northern Virginia and Chicago. In Southern California, Latisys recently announced an additional 12,000 square feet in its Irvine, CA data center, making Latisys the largest data center operator in Orange County. Latisys' total data center platform now exceeds 343,000 square feet across seven data centers in four major markets.

About CenterStone Technologies, Inc.
CenterStone Technologies, Inc. operates a multi-tenant, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform and provides web-based B2B ecommerce applications in six languages and multiple local currencies in North America, Europe and throughout the rest of the world with widespread adoption by specialty retailers and sales reps. CenterStone's e-commerce solutions processed more than $2.0 billion dollars in wholesale transactions in 2012. CenterStone makes large and small wholesalers more competitive by driving revenue growth, providing increased inventory turns at retail, reducing customer service costs, and providing greater speed to market, thus improving relationships with their customers -- the retail dealer. Additional information about CenterStone Technologies, Inc., based in Denver, Colo., is at www.centerstonetech.com

About Latisys
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.

Contact Information

  • LATISYS CONTACT:
    Carter B. Cromley
    Email Contact
    (703) 861-7245

    CENTERSTONE CONTACT:
    David Mathias
    Email Contact
    (303) 763-7325 x217