SOURCE: Latisys


September 06, 2012 06:55 ET

Growing Exploration & Production Company Selects the Latisys Cloud

Scalable Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure Solution Frees Up PDC IT Staff to Focus on Business Growth

ENGLEWOOD, CO--(Marketwire - Sep 6, 2012) - Latisys, a leading provider of outsourced IT solutions delivered on a high density, high security platform -- from colocation to cloud -- today announced a cloud infrastructure services agreement with PDC Energy, Inc. (PDC).

To address growing demand for service and on-demand infrastructure that meets the performance and security requirements of today's production workloads, PDC Energy, Inc. (PDC) has deployed Latisys' private cloud and managed hosting -- a hybrid solution delivered on Latisys' highly flexible Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform. 

PDC and Latisys worked closely to design a scalable IaaS solution tailored to PDC's exact requirements. Featuring QoS-based resource pools, high-touch consultative support and tight integration between virtual and dedicated resources, Latisys' hybrid IaaS ensures that PDC has a flexible platform for growth -- today and in the future.

"We required a multifaceted solution that would bring together a variety of dedicated and virtualized elements in order to achieve our objective of upgrading our legacy server and storage infrastructure," said Jim Gaulke, VP of Information Technology, PDC Energy. "Latisys engineers helped us design a solution that gives us the control and simplicity of the cloud with the performance and security of enterprise-grade infrastructure. Latisys provided us with critical expertise in many facets of IT -- acting as a true extension of the PDC team and enabling us to focus precious IT resources on core business initiatives."

"PDC's focus on business growth is a perfect fit for Latisys' highly scalable and flexible federated solution delivery platform," said Pete Stevenson, Chief Executive Officer, Latisys. "PDC is truly a dynamic business with complex, enterprise-caliber hybrid cloud and managed hosting requirements. We look forward to working together as a trusted business and technology partner."

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.

Earlier this year, Latisys announced that it is adding 72,000 square feet of highly secure, high density, carrier grade IT infrastructure space along with significant power upgrades. Latisys' total data center platform now exceeds 343,000 square feet across seven data centers in four major markets. 

About PDC Energy
PDC Energy is an independent energy company engaged in the development, production and marketing of natural gas and oil. Its operations are focused primarily in the Wattenberg Field of Colorado, including the horizontal Niobrara, the Marcellus Shale development in West Virginia and the Utica Shale in Ohio. PDC is included in the S&P SmallCap 600 Index and the Russell 3000 Index of Companies

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 demand more from their IT infrastructure partner. All while optimizing clients' return on investment. All while 'delivering more_'. Call 1-866-956-9594, visit or follow us on Twitter at for additional information.

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