SOURCE: Latisys


May 13, 2014 06:55 ET

Zen Planner Chooses Latisys to Accelerate Business Growth

Flexible and Scalable Managed Hosting Solution Tailored to Zen Planner SaaS Business Model

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - May 13, 2014) - Latisys, a leading provider of hybrid cloud hosting and data center solutions, today announced an IT infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) agreement with Zen Planner, a leading provider of business management software for the health and fitness community.

Under the agreement, Latisys is providing Zen Planner with a fully managed hosting solution underpinning their rapidly expanding fitness management software business leveraging a software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery model. Zen Planner is now hosted on Latisys' Cloud Enabled Systems Infrastructure (CESI) in Latisys' Denver, Colorado data center with plans to add additional resiliency and redundancy from Latisys' CESI data center in Ashburn, Virginia.

Recently recognized as a Top-50 Colorado Company to Watch by the Colorado Economic Development Committee, Zen Planner's all-in-one software helps thousands of CrossFit™, Martial Arts, Gyms, and Fitness Dance Studios manage and grow their businesses. Thousands of fitness business owners use Zen Planner for marketing campaigns, customer relationship management, automated online payments, and detailed financial reporting across multiple gyms, studios or locations.

According to Josh Newman, Co-owner and Co-founder of CrossFit NYC (The Black Box), Zen Planner is the core of their business. "Zen Planner has the power to run the largest CrossFit in the world," Newman said. "It's almost impossible for me to say how much time and money we have saved as we literally would not have a business without Zen Planner." 

"Our customers' depend on Zen Planner to be available anytime, anywhere, and is the primary tool they use to run their business in a simple, automated fashion," said Jeff Gardner, CEO of Zen Planner. "Since we moved to Latisys, our customers have enjoyed a stable environment, maximum availability, and we have tripled infrastructure capacity enabling us to accelerate business growth. Latisys also provides a much higher level of responsiveness than we received from our previous hosting provider. On average, Latisys responds 75% faster to our service inquiries."

"Latisys has quickly become a trusted business partner working closely with us to design a highly flexible and scalable solution tailored to our needs both now and in the future," Gardner added.

"Zen Planner and its SaaS-model is a great example of a business growing rapidly based on its ability to serve the business requirements of its customers," said Pete Stevenson, CEO of Latisys. "Latisys unified CESI and data center platform is purpose built for IT business solutions that address demands and solve complexity for large and midsize enterprises alike."

With security as a priority, Latisys engages external audit firms for accredited annual examinations that span SOC 2, SOC 3, PCI DSS and HIPAA -- affirming Latisys' commitment to meet the highest standards for availability and security.

Overall, nearly 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 Zen Planner
Zen Planner's all-in-one software gives business owners everything they need to turn their passion into a successful business. With integrated payment processing, scheduling, membership management, email and website templates, business owners have everything required to grow and keep the fitness community that they've worked so hard to create. Along with 24/7 customer support, every user has access to three free one-hour sessions with a personal coach so customers can take advantage of Zen Planner's rich features right from the start. Zen Planner is backed by a team of like-minded fitness fanatics, which is why one out of every two customers refers Zen Planner to a friend -- making the company's satisfaction rating 99%. For more information, 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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