SOURCE: Latisys


June 17, 2014 06:55 ET

Washington Square Associates Chooses Latisys' Datacenter Colocation to Better Serve Its Customers

CompTIA Certified MSP Moves to Ashburn Data Center to Provide Regulatory Compliance and Risk Mitigation for Its Growing Customer Base

ASHBURN, VA--(Marketwired - Jun 17, 2014) - Latisys, a leading international provider of hybrid cloud hosting and data center solutions, today announced an IT Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) agreement with Washington Square Associates (WSA), a leading managed services provider (MSP) serving commercial and government clients.

Recently recognized in Virginia Governor McAuliffe's First 100 Days Action report for its commitment to providing highly secure solutions, WSA provides both on- and off-premises managed services. Until recently, the majority of its clients' infrastructure was managed from WSA's data center, but rapid business growth has driven WSA to enhance its ability to meet stringent regulatory and security requirements and increase time to market.

Under terms of the agreement, WSA is expanding its hosting footprint to leverage Latisys Data Center and Colocation services to add key compliance and risk mitigation capabilities to WSA's MSP business model.

By moving to Latisys, WSA is now able to build customer solutions that leverage enterprise-grade and compliant Cloud-enabled Systems Infrastructure (CESI) from Latisys' ultra-secure data center in Ashburn, Va. WSA's cloud-based IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS solutions benefit from increased performance, scalability and service levels. WSA plans to move the majority of its off-premise customers onto the Latisys platform. Some customers with on-premise solutions will move to Latisys as well.

Cyber Security is a strategic focus for WSA as it continues to invest in protecting its clients in a comprehensive manner. WSA understands the ever-evolving threat landscape and is focused on offering a wide range of secure colocation, managed services, policy development, training, security audits and penetration testing that add value and provide piece-of-mind for its clients.

Latisys recently announced a significant enhancement to its suite of Threat and Compliance Management Services, giving customers an array of leading-edge tools and security expertise to better evaluate risk, detect and address threats and vulnerabilities.

"We take cyber security very seriously," said Tom O'Brien, President and Chief Operating Officer, WSA. "We understand the growing threats and specialize in the safest solutions to protect our customers. The Latisys platform enables us to leverage FISMA and HIPAA compliant data center hosting infrastructure and expertise to create flexible managed IT services solutions that meet our customers' most stringent requirements and scale with us as we grow."

"By outsourcing to Latisys we have also made the shift from a CapEx to an OpEx model -- saving us approximately 30% compared to our previous provider," he added.

"Washington Square Associates is a dynamic, forward-thinking growth company with exacting requirements," said Doug Butler, Latisys CFO and President of Colocation Services. "We are thrilled that they have chosen our hybrid cloud hosting and data center platform and look forward to working together to deliver secure and scalable IT for their customers -- today and tomorrow."

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 a Net Promoter score of 46, Latisys leads the IaaS industry in customer satisfaction.

About Washington Square Associates (WSA)
Washington Square Associates, Inc. (WSA) is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business of engineers, Unified Communication engineers, Information Technologists, and management specialists united by our common philosophy, Technology Simplified.® WSA is focused on providing integrated solutions that promote their client's long-term business success.

A member of Microsoft's Services Provider License Agreement (SPLA) program, WSA provides efficient program management, integrated engineering services, Information Technology, Unified Communications, and acquisition management services to develop, acquire, and maintain products, processes, and sophisticated web-based systems and applications. Visit or call (703) 333-3380 for more information.

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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