Case Study

Power Profile -- Data Center (IO Data Centers)

Source: Caterpillar Inc., Electric Power Division

IO designs, engineers and delivers data center infrastructure for the world’s largest enterprises, governments and service providers. The company owns and operates data centers for hundreds of customers, and has leveraged this experience to build a next-generation Data Center 2.0 technology platform. IO, founded five years ago, is a privately held company headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.

IO Data Centers’ Phoenix facility is ranked among the 10 largest data centers in the world by Data Center Knowledge. The center occupies 538,000 square feet (50,000 square meters) and is located at the company’s headquarters. To accommodate growth, the company is expanding at the site to include another 180,000 square feet (16,700 square meters) of usable, raisedfloor data center space.

Company management attributes this growth to a keen awareness of the future landscape of data center solutions, its customers and their business needs. “We design and build data centers based on what our customers’ needs are. We don’t build speculatively,” said Andreas Zoll, vice president of engineering and development for IO. “We are in a missioncritical industry and we have a proven track record of success.”