Photobucket Selects IO AnywhereÂ® as Video Uploads Skyrocket
PHOENIX, Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — IO, the leading provider of next-generation modular data center technology and services, announced today that it has been awarded a contract with Photobucket.com, Inc., the world’s leading dedicated photo and video sharing service.
As part of the agreement, IO will provide Photobucket with Data Center as a Service (DCaaS(TM)) at IO Phoenix, delivered through two dedicated IO Anywhere modules.
Providing always-on access is critical for Photobucket as its 100 million users depend on the service to capture, edit and share their digital memories. According to data from Photobucket, total video uploads (web and mobile) are increasing rapidly. In fact, they were 3.5 times higher from July 2010 to July 2011, pointing to the need for powerful technology to support the enormous data influx.
“It was more cost effective for us to relocate out of our then current provider’s data center than to execute a renewal with them,” said Jim Goss, Vice President of Operations at Photobucket. “With IO Anywhere, we gained a higher quality data center with greater density and at lower total cost of ownership.”
IO’s dedicated suites, modules and data center services are highly valued for their private physical infrastructure, customer-controlled systems and service level agreement protection. Scalable from 200KW to multiple megawatts, IO provides a state-of-the-art environment to ensure your mission-critical IT systems and applications are always available 24x7xForever.
IO designs, engineers and delivers data center infrastructure for the world’s largest enterprises, governments and service providers. IO owns and operates data centers for hundreds of customers, and leveraged this experience to build a next-generation Data Center 2.0 technology platform. IO Anywhere modular data centers provide enterprise-class infrastructure that can be delivered as Data Center as a Service and rapidly deployed as a product to customer sites anywhere in the world. IO developed the first data center infrastructure operating system, IO OSÃ‚®, to provide the intelligent control needed to maximize utilization, resiliency and energy efficiency. IO is a privately held company headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz. For more information on IO, please visit us on the web at io.com.
Photobucket is the world’s leading dedicated photo and video sharing service. With over 100 million registered members, Photobucket users upload over four million images and videos per day from the Web and connected digital devices. Photobucket hosts, preserves and protects photos and videos while bringing members the very best browsing, sharing and editing experiences. In addition to uploading and sharing with friends and family on the Photobucket site, users can also instantly share memories across all of the most popular social networks, instant messenger applications, through email, and from their mobile phones. Photobucket’s headquarters are in Denver, Colorado with a regional office in San Francisco, California.
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