IO, the leading provider of next-generation modular data centre technology and services, has announced that it has entered into a long-term, strategic technology partnership with the Goldman Sachs as its preferred, global modular data centre provider.
As part of this partnership, Goldman Sachs will utilize IO's modular data centre technology in multiple, global Data Center as a Service locations including Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States. Goldman Sachs also will deploy IO.Anywhere modular technology in its internal data centres and will use IO's IO.OS, the premier secure data centre operating system, in each deployment to gain business intelligence, real-time visibility and control of its environments to achieve optimal data centre performance.
This innovative "Data Center 2.0" strategy marks a shift from large real estate-based infrastructures to flexible and sustainable modular installations. In addition to greater operating and capital expense savings, Goldman Sachs expects to enhance energy conservation and power usage effectiveness associated with its data centre facilities through its service agreement with IO.
"We are pleased to partner with IO and believe their Data Center 2.0 strategy provides sustainable enhancements to our data center operations," said Don Duet, global co-chief operating officer of the Technology Division at Goldman Sachs. "Their innovative technology and services will allow Goldman Sachs to scale its data center operations more efficiently, and further advance the firm's broader commitment to environmental stewardship and reduced carbon footprint."