London Calling - Latisys Goes International and Announces Expansion with Hybrid Cloud in the UK

Mike Allen
March 24, 2014

"Denver-based Latisys announced plans today, to expand its Hybrid Cloud Platform to the UK. The expansion plan comes after increased demand from not only the US, but international demand for hybrid cloud hosting solutions. Latisys, a leader in unified data center platform and Cloud Enabled Systems Infrastructure (CESI), will deploy its platform in a high density, Tier III datacenter in London.

Latisys Denver

The new London data center will serve customer needs that continue to grow in the emerging enterprise field, most notably a venture with an unnamed large multinational corporation embarking on a global platform consolidation initiative.

According to William Fellows, VP of Research - EMEA for the 451 Group:

""By expanding Latisys' IaaS platform to the UK, including the addition of an innovative new cloud offering, growth oriented enterprises'”and Latisys' multinational customers in particular'”now have access to high performance, hybrid IaaS solutions for their own international expansion, Latisys unified platform approach enables consistent and repeatable benefits of IaaS regardless of geographic location: reducing total cost of IT ownership, limiting complexity and achieving rapid time-to-value, and we look forward to monitoring Latisys' international expansion in the UK and beyond.""

Latisys immediately plans to offer a hybrid mix of enterprise grade private and colocation cloud features including networking, storage, backup and security - all with self-service capabilities and cloud-bursting. The company's unique mixed of hybrid cloud hosting is of special interest for companies with unique needs and mission-critical workloads.

Latisys' press release stated in reference to its clients support requirements: ""from Software as a Service (SaaS) providers to Enterprise ERP & OSS applications to Global IT Services & Consulting practices'”with solutions tailored to a multinational or domestic client's unique requirements and delivered via single site or multi-site configurations.""

The datacenter world continues to see a rapid acceleration for high performance, scalable technology, and Latisys offers this unique brand of hybrid cloud infrastructure solutions.

According to Latisys over the past year, the company went over the $100 million in run rate revenue fueled by the following trends:

  • Significant increase in enterprise managed hosting and cloud sales'”up 65% from 2012 to 2013
  • 35% growth in multi-site deployments from 2012 to 2013, which today account for nearly
  • 40% of total revenues

Significant growth in hybrid deployments in which customers leverage a mix of IT infrastructure services'”cloud, managed hosting, data center services'”for a highly flexible solution tailored and optimized on a workload-by-workload basis

Furthermore, not only is there a need for rapid acceleration in the emerging trends market, but the strong demand for colocation services, in particular, DRaaS (Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service) are key contributing factors to build business momentum - and Latisys specializes in these high density services.

In the announcement, Pete Stevenson, CEO of Latisys, had the following to say about the exciting expansion:

""Expanding from our national platform in the US to new international markets represents a natural evolution for Latisys, and we look forward to demonstrating the business benefits of our unified platform to European and US multinationals alike. When we started Latisys in 2007, our goal was to build the most flexible, high performance, hybrid IT infrastructure platform in the industry'”supported by exceptional customer care. By integrating best-in-breed technology with process automation, operational best practices and a company-wide culture to serve as an extension of each customer's IT team, we've always had a model that can scale'”for customers and investors'”and now internationally.""
Pete Stevenson, CEO of Latisys

About Latisys: Since 2007, the company has raised over $300 million in total capital from its Privacy Equity partners, as well as, some of the world's leading financial institutions, and the company's stability with positive free cash flow, Latisys is a one-to-watch company.

Overall, nearly 1,000 enterprises and government organizations rely on Latisys as their trusted provider of critical IT infrastructure solutions underpinning their business. With a Net Promoter score of 46, Latisys leads the IaaS industry in customer satisfaction. With security as a priority, Latisys engages external audit firms to perform annual assessments to support customers' diverse compliance requirements. These accredited examinations span SOC 2, SOC 3, PCI DSS and HIPAA'”affirming Latisys' commitment to meet the highest standards for availability and security.

Latisys is a leading provider of hybrid cloud hosting and data center solutions to medium-sized businesses, enterprise customers and government agencies. With a heritage serving business customers since 1994, and a unified Cloud Enabled System Infrastructure (CESI) deployed across multiple high-density data centers throughout 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 committed to operating as an extension of each customer's IT team, Latisys is quickly becoming the IaaS platform of choice for companies that demand more from their IT infrastructure partner.

For More Information on Latisys and the company's services: Please go to datacenters.com or call one of our data center specialists at (877) 406-2248."



    Mike Allen

    "Denver-based Latisys announced plans today, to expand its Hybrid Cloud Platform to the UK. The expansion plan comes after increased demand from not only the US, but international demand for hybrid cloud hosting solutions. Latisys, a leader in unified data center platform and Cloud Enabled Systems Infrastructure (CESI), will deploy ...

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