SOURCE: Latisys

Latisys

February 13, 2013 06:55 ET

Zethcon Selects Latisys IT Infrastructure Platform to Power National Warehouse System

Zethcon Synapse™ Now Offered in Virtualized Infrastructure Model

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Feb 13, 2013) - Latisys, a leading provider of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions spanning data center colocation, managed hosting, cloud and hybrid infrastructure today announced an infrastructure services agreement with Zethcon, a world-class provider of supply chain execution software and services.

Under terms of the multi-year hosting services agreement, Zethcon has established a footprint on Latisys' ultra high-density data center platform, securing scalable raised floor, redundant power and blended bandwidth from Latisys' Tier III, purpose-built data center in Oak Brook, IL.

Zethcon helps logistics companies identify and capitalize on opportunities to ensure profitability and longevity by using warehouse management system (WMS) information technology to make their businesses more efficient and gain a competitive edge. The company's flagship product, Synapse™, is a WMS market-leader.

Synapse has traditionally been installed at client locations, requiring a certain level of on-site IT expertise and support in addition to hardware lifecycle management costs. By making the move to Latisys, Zethcon CEO Chris Oechsel is also able to begin delivering Synapse™ as a virtualized infrastructure solution, centralizing distribution and simplifying customer deployment.

"Having a responsive and collaborative IT infrastructure partner like Latisys is critical to our ability to maintain focus on the highest levels of customer service as we grow," said Oechsel. "By deploying our highly resilient Synapse software product on Latisys' elite infrastructure services platform, we are poised to further expand Zethcon services to new and existing customers while significantly reducing the management burden on everyone involved. We look forward to adding hosted services such as email and financial packages that enable customers to do business more efficiently while we take care of administrative overhead."

"Zethcon is a great example of a growing Chicago business that is expanding its national reach -- and now needs a national IaaS platform to ensure greater performance, scalability and resilience," said Pete Stevenson, CEO of Latisys. "Latisys is dedicated to serving Zethcon as an extension of its IT team, delivering highly flexible and scalable solutions as well as critical expertise to meet current and future growth requirements."

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.

Latisys recently announced that it has commenced construction on an additional 10,000 square feet of high-density raised floor in its Chicago data center (CHI2) including an additional 1.35 megawatts of power.

With high-density data centers located in every U.S. time zone and a built-for-the-future managed hosting and cloud platform, Latisys' IaaS platform enables multi-site redundancy, managed backup and secure disaster recovery including cloud-based DR solutions -- all tailored to the unique and evolving needs of today's dynamic businesses. 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. Latisys' total data center platform exceeds 343,000 square feet across seven data centers in four major markets.

About Zethcon Corporation
Zethcon Corporation is a world-class provider of supply chain execution software and services. Over 30 years of technology innovation and operational experience distinguish Zethcon in its primary market: serving third-party logistics providers. The company's flagship product, Synapse™, is a market-leader in Warehouse Management Systems. Zethcon is well recognized for its deep commitment to highly responsive service and building long-term partnerships that make their customers' business better. To learn more: visit www.zethcon.com or call 1-847-318-0800.

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 seek for a true IT infrastructure partner for whom it isn't "either / or" between colo, cloud, managed hosting and traditional on-premise IT -- but rather "all of the above" delivered in a hybrid fashion. Call 1-866-956-9594, visit www.latisys.com or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/latisys for additional information.

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