SOURCE: Latisys

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April 15, 2013 06:55 ET

CMAC Selects Latisys Managed Hosting Platform to Support PaaS Delivery Model

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Apr 15, 2013) - Latisys, a leading provider of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions spanning data center colocation, managed hosting, cloud and hybrid infrastructure today announced a managed hosting services agreement with CMAC Transportation.

CMAC provides asset based warehousing, consolidation and transportation services to a variety of industries and customers. CMAC recently implemented a new TMW enterprise management software environment to power its portfolio of logistics business systems.

Under terms of this multi-year IT IaaS agreement, CMAC will leverage Latisys Managed Hosting to underpin its integrated Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution -- a unique combination of CMAC's compute platform and solution stack that makes the management and delivery of CMAC systems and services easier, more cost-effective and efficient.

"As a rapidly growing company we need a world class service provider willing to collaborate with us on a solution optimized for our business needs -- not just for today, but also for tomorrow," said Mike Christie, Partner, CMAC. "By hosting CMAC's solution stack on Latisys' enterprise platform we facilitate deployment of applications without the cost and complexity of buying, provisioning and managing underlying hardware and software."

Latisys' Chicago Data Center serves as the central hub of Latisys' national IaaS platform -- which includes Irvine, California as the west coast hub, Denver as an ideal Disaster Recovery site, and Northern Virginia as a high connectivity gateway to Europe and Latin America. Customers utilize Latisys Managed Hosting and Enterprise Cloud from anywhere in the world, and Latisys colocation in each of its North American markets.

"CMAC is a great example of a new breed of innovative IT organizations that look to IT outsourcing to lower costs and improve speed to market," said Pete Stevenson, CEO of Latisys. "Like many of our enterprise customers, CMAC is able to reduce CapEx and improve control and visibility while at the same time become more nimble and innovative."

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.

Latisys recently announced that it has commenced construction on an additional 10,000 square feet of high-density raised floor in its Chicago data center (CH2) including an additional 1.35 megawatts of power.

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 CMAC
CMAC Transportation is one of the companies owned by HMS Integrated Management Systems that provides asset based warehousing, consolidation, and transportation services to a variety of industries and customers. In 11 years of business our success is generated from a hands-on approach that delivers value to customers through our technology suite of logistics business systems. Founded in February 2001 CMAC Transportation has grown to a $30m logistics powerhouse with 24/7 coverage for all services we provide. 

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.

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