SOURCE: Latisys

Latisys

April 08, 2014 06:55 ET

Legacy.com's Redundant Data Center Solution Powered by Latisys Cloud-Enabled Systems Infrastructure

Maximum Availability and a New Redundancy Solution Cited as Key Requirements

ASHBURN, VA--(Marketwired - Apr 8, 2014) - Latisys, a leading provider of hybrid cloud hosting and data center solutions, today announced a hybrid IT infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) agreement with Legacy.com, a leader in the online memorial and obituary market.

Legacy.com is one of the 50 most-visited websites, according to Quantcast, hosting more than 20 million obituaries and drawing more than 24 million unique visitors each month. Legacy's website traffic comes mainly from readers of more than 1,500 newspapers for which Legacy serves as their online obituary portal. 

In response to business growth, Legacy chose Latisys' Chicago data center as the platform for a fully managed hosting environment delivering maximum availability and backed by industry leading SLAs. In addition to hosting the production environment, Latisys collaborated closely with Legacy to deploy a disaster recovery solution via its unified cloud-enabled systems infrastructure (CESI) -- providing Legacy with new capabilities for redundancy and failover from Latisys' data center in Ashburn, Va.

"Legacy's online business is 100 percent dependent upon the IT infrastructure supporting it, and our infrastructure provider is a highly valued business partner," said Jeffrey Mills, Chief Technology Officer for Legacy.com. "Latisys demonstrated strong managed hosting technical expertise and brought a collaborative approach, attention to detail and willingness to be extremely flexible in developing a solution that solved our specific business challenges."

"Latisys' cloud-enabled systems infrastructure enabled us to add a new solution for critical resiliency and redundancy without greatly increasing our monthly IT spend," Mills added.

With high-density data centers in every U.S. time zone and a platform that now extends to the UK, Latisys' international reach enables multisite 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.

"We are pleased to expand our role as a collaborative business and technology partner for Legacy," said Pete Stevenson, CEO. "Rapid business growth increases the need for high performance hosting and critical disaster recovery services that Latisys' unified cloud-enabled systems infrastructure platform was built to deliver."

Security is paramount for Legacy, and Latisys 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' Chicago, Ill., and Ashburn, Va., data centers provide the secure environment to deploy a comprehensive, cloud-enabled managed hosting solution that delivers the performance and availability required for end users and newspaper business partners.

Over 1,000 enterprises and government organizations rely on Latisys as their trusted provider of critical IT infrastructure solutions underpinning their business. With a Net Promoter score of 46, Latisys leads the IaaS industry in customer satisfaction.

ABOUT LEGACY.COM, INC. Founded in 1998, Legacy.com builds revenue, audience, content and connections for more than 1,500 newspapers in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand by providing ways for readers to express condolences, share remembrances and learn about the lives of family, friends and the famous. As the leader in the online memorial and obituary market, Legacy.com is one of the 50 most-visited websites in the U.S., according to Quantcast, drawing more than 24 million unique visitors each month and hosting more than 20 million obituaries. Legacy.com also provides newspapers with online solutions for their celebration, pet and public-notice categories.

Legacy.com is headquartered in Evanston, Ill., with information technology and innovation divisions in Naperville, Ill., and Los Angeles, Calif. The U.K. and European markets are supported through Legacy's London office. In Europe, it also manages iAnnounce, whose parent company, Web Announcements Ltd., was acquired by Legacy.com in 2013. Legacy.com is a privately held company. For more information, visit www.Legacy.com

About Latisys
Latisys is a leading provider of hybrid cloud hosting and data center solutions to mid-sized businesses, enterprise customers and government agencies. With a heritage serving business customers since 1994 and a unified Cloud Enabled System Infrastructure (CESI) deployed across multiple high-density data centers throughout the U.S. and in the UK, Latisys offers a scalable outsourced IT infrastructure platform that provides customers with what they need, when they need it. As a client-centric company committed to operating as an extension of each customer's IT team, Latisys is quickly becoming the IaaS platform of choice for companies that demand more from their IT infrastructure partner. Call 1-866-956-9594, visit www.latisys.com or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/latisys for additional information. All Systems Grow.

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