i/o Data Centers and FirstBank Sign Multi-Year Agreement

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Bank to Outsource Data Center to Arizona Facility

We chose i/o Data Centers as a key component of our security and disaster recovery plan because of their reputation, state-of-the-art facilities and accountability

i/o Data Centers, an industry-leading colocation provider, is pleased to announce that it has been selected to design, build and operate a financial grade data center for Colorado-based FirstBank, the state's largest locally-owned bank. FirstBank will occupy a custom suite in i/o Data Centers' Scottsdale ONE data center facility as part of a multi-year agreement.

The i/o site will protect the bank as part of its disaster recovery plan and is scalable and flexible to support the ever-growing needs of their business. FirstBank currently has over 120 locations and serves more than 600,000 customers.

"With online banking becoming so prevalent in today's society, FirstBank, as well as its customers, can have peace of mind knowing that their core IT is housed in a secure and reliable data center," said Anthony Wanger, Senior Managing Director of i/o Data Centers. "We are committed to FirstBank and are pleased to have the opportunity to accommodate and assist them with their rapid growth and success by providing them with best-in-class data center space."

FirstBank's IT infrastructure will be supported by i/o's 24/7/365 security and operations staff.

With more than 12 Megawatts of digital grade power available at the i/o Data Centers facility, FirstBank's critical data resides in a physically secure and redundant data center that powers some of the largest mission critical web properties and entities in the world.

"We chose i/o Data Centers as a key component of our security and disaster recovery plan because of their reputation, state-of-the-art facilities and accountability," said Christian Winward, Senior Vice President of FirstBank. "They are an ideal fit for our need for an off-site, reliable, financial-grade data center provider."

i/o Data Centers will provide FirstBank with "always on", secure, data grade power and digital grade space which is guaranteed with a 100 percent Uptime Service Level Agreement. i/o Data Centers is SAS 70 Type II certified and also adheres to PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) best practices to secure web property, intellectual property and payment account data for its clients.

About FirstBank
FirstBank is Colorado's second largest depository institution and Colorado's largest locally owned bank. We have over $9 billion in assets and over 120 locations in Colorado. We expanded into California in 1985 and Arizona in 2007 and plan to add even more locations. Nearly 45 years later, our commitment to providing a high level of service for our customers and in the community has not changed. Visit FirstBank on the web at http://www.efirstbank.com.

About i/o Data Centers
i/o Data Centers is a completely integrated data center services firm that designs, builds and operates world class raised-floor data centers, including data center space, conditioned uninterruptible power, network neutral telecommunications access and internet bandwidth.
i/o Data Centers, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, delivers high performance data center and colocation services to enterprises of all sizes. Visit i/o Data Centers to learn more about dedicated data center suites, cages and cabinets on the web at http://www.iodatacenters.com.

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