SOURCE: Latisys


August 05, 2014 06:29 ET

JDA Chooses Latisys Denver Data Center to Power New JDA Disaster Recovery Services

Latisys Emphasis on Security, Unified Platform and Geographically Dispersed Data Centers Cited as Key Requirements

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - Aug 5, 2014) - Latisys, a leading international provider of hybrid cloud hosting and data center solutions, today announced that John Drake & Associates (JDA) -- a leading consulting services provider focused on customized managed services and solutions -- has chosen Latisys as its IT infrastructure platform to underpin new services that focus on resiliency and redundancy.

Under terms of the IT infrastructure as a service (IaaS) agreement, JDA will leverage Latisys' state-of-the-art Denver data center to enable new Disaster Recovery (DR) capabilities in support of a portfolio of customized Managed IT services currently being delivered via Latisys' Chicago data center. Latisys Denver serves as an ideal DR destination for large and mid-size enterprises in Denver as well as other Latisys markets nationally.

JDA has been building its business in Chicago, leveraging Latisys' Cloud-Enabled Systems Infrastructure (CESI) to deliver hybrid hosting for over four years. JDA is adding the new DR services today in response to increasing customer demand for IT resiliency and redundancy.

For one JDA customer -- a large financial services firm in Chicago -- JDA has built a customized and geographically dispersed Disaster Recovery solution that supports terabytes of sensitive data and a variety of IT platforms. This includes a mix of third party feeds and internally developed applications that enables them to better gauge markets and make investment recommendations for clients. Any disruption or downtime could result in significant revenue lost.

Latisys is enabling JDA to replicate this back office environment to Latisys' Denver data center so it can quickly and easily resume business operations in the event of a service disruption.

"JDA's innovative managed and cloud service delivery is dependent upon the quality of the underlying IT infrastructure facilities we choose to employ," said Todd Miller, CTO, JDA. "Latisys' data center facilities are proven in their ability to provide highly secure IT infrastructure services, centralized monitoring, and a strong network backbone that can be leveraged across the United States. This unified, geographically dispersed cloud hosting and data center platform provides JDA with key flexibility and synergy so we can deliver a wide variety of services that are fully customized to our clients. This facilitates our ability to scale and makes Latisys an ideal and trusted growth partner."

"JDA is a forward-thinking services provider that seeks to provide its clients with the same performance and flexibility that Latisys has built into our expanding IaaS platform," said Pete Stevenson, CEO of Latisys. "Turnkey redundancy and Disaster Recovery solutions are taking center stage for nearly every large and mid-size enterprise. We are proud to support JDA's growth from our Chicago -- and now Denver -- data center platform." 

With high-density data centers located in every U.S. time zone, Latisys' 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.

With security as a priority, JDA depends on Latisys who engages external audit firms to perform annual assessments to support customers' diverse compliance requirements. These accredited examinations span SOC 2, SOC 3, PCI DSS and HIPAA -- affirming Latisys' commitment to meet the highest standards for availability and security.

Latisys leads the IaaS industry in customer satisfaction with a Net Promoter score of 46, and recently received its first ever inclusion in the 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, which can be accessed here.

About John Drake & Associates
John Drake & Associates is a high-end IT consulting firm specializing in the design, integration support and operation of communication and data networks. Our 10+ years of success in serving Chicagoland businesses is rooted in our ability to provide talent that excels in both technical and interpersonal skills. Our delivery methodology starts with active listening to organizational objectives followed by a laser-focus on developing the right solution. Contact us at 1-630-891-1170 or visit

About Latisys
Latisys is a leading provider of hybrid cloud hosting and data center solutions to medium-sized businesses, enterprise customers and government agencies. With a heritage serving business customers since 1994, and multiple high-density data centers across the United States -- and now in the United Kingdom -- 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, Irvine, California and London -- Latisys is quickly becoming the IaaS platform of choice for companies that seek a truly flexible IT infrastructure partner. Call 1-866-956-9594, visit or follow us on Twitter at for additional information. All Systems Grow.

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