Goldman Sachs to deploy data center-as-a-service in Singapore
By Asia Cloud Forum editors 19-Sep-2012
Global financial investment company Goldman Sachs has selected to deploy IO's modular data center technology in multiple, global data center-as-a-service (DCaaS) locations including Singapore, the UK and the US.
Goldman Sachs will deploy the first IO data center to be in Singapore.
IO plans to open its Asia data center in 2013, to be managed by David Shepard, who will lead regional operations for Singapore.
Data center 2.0
Under its partnership with IO, Goldman Sachs also will deploy IO.Anywhere, modular technology in its internal data centers and will use IO's IO.OS, the secure data center operating system, in each deployment to gain business intelligence, real-time visibility and control of its environments to achieve optimal data center performance.
The Singapore data center will support more than 100 IO.Anywhere modules in the initial phase, and IO expects to add more than 50 employees in the region within the first year of operations.
According to IO in a media statement, this "Data Center 2.0" strategy marks a shift from large real estate-based infrastructures to flexible and sustainable modular installations. In addition to greater opex and capex savings, Goldman Sachs expects to enhance energy conservation and power usage effectiveness associated with its data center facilities through its service agreement with IO.