IO has announced the launch of IO Ohio, the company's latest data center as a service (DCaaS) deployment, which went live in less than 90 days.

Participating in the IO Ohio Grand Opening celebration was LexisNexis, the Dayton-based leader in providing online legal and business information. LexisNexis is an existing IO customer that has acquired additional DCaaS in IO Ohio. According to Terry Williams, vice president, managed technology services at LexisNexis, "Extending our footprint to IO Ohio enables us to support customers with next-generation Data Center 2.0 technology. IO DCaaS provides the secure, always-on infrastructure that our customers require for their mission-critical legal applications and archives."

Also in attendance was Springboro Mayor John Agenbroad, who commented, "With its strong reputation for meeting the needs of some of the most sophisticated technology users in the world, IO is a welcome addition to the greater Dayton tech community and a great new business partner in the City of Springboro."

The Dayton area is seen as an emerging tech hub for the Midwest. A December 2012 study by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute cited the Dayton area as having the nation's third-largest increase in high-technology employment growth among the top metros in the nation from 2010 to 2011.

"We're pleased to be able to offer DCaaS in Ohio," said Rick Crutchley, senior vice president of Global DCaaS Sales for IO. "By utilizing IO.Anywhere® and IO.OS®, we were able to bring IO Ohio online in less than 90 days, demonstrating the technology's ability to deliver data center capacity where and when it's needed to meet the growing demands of customers. And, we're proud to continue our relationship with LexisNexis as they adopt a Data Center 2.0 strategy for their IT operation in Ohio."

By leveraging IO.Anywhere and IO.OS, customers at IO Ohio can support cloud computing, high-availability applications, business continuity, data center consolidation, and other strategic technology initiatives.