Key Information Systems Launches Object Storage as a Service in Switch’s Tier 5 Platinum Data Centers

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Leading cloud and infrastructure provider partners with Switch for encrypted storage at decreased costs

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. – February 27, 2018 – Key Information Systems, Inc. (KeyInfo), a leading cloud and infrastructure provider offering integrated solutions to enterprises, today unveiled its new Object Storage as a Service (STaaS) offering. Partnering with Switch (NYSE: SWCH), the technology infrastructure corporation, KeyInfo’s STaaS capabilities will give customers of Switch’s Tier 5® Platinum data centers efficient object storage at a flat rate with no transport costs, dramatically decreasing infrastructure costs compared to popular public cloud subscriptions. The new STaaS technology is ideal for enterprises and large corporate teams that want the resiliency of redundancy with secure encryption without the extra costs associated with secondary infrastructures.

Enterprises increasingly entrust the cloud for global file systems, archives and high-performance workloads. From large video and gaming projects in the media and entertainment industry to x-ray images and patient data in the healthcare industry, reliability is at risk when sprawling teams work on shared files at the same time. Object storage gives these massive environments an inexpensive place to store and manage these archives. KeyInfo’s STaaS encrypts data in flight and at rest in addition to automatic replication, which delivers lower costs compared to many public cloud offerings.

“Our clients manage hundreds of terabytes of data, but usually only a fraction of that is active. Why should they pay multiple times for redundancy, accessibility and performance when object storage technology allows them to efficiently manage their needs for hot and cold data?” said Clayton Weise, director of cloud services for Key Information Systems. “With KeyInfo’s model, we’re automatically giving clients multi-region replication and encryption at no additional cost, helping them save money and consume fewer resources while retaining compliance.”

Replicated across Switch’s PRIME® campuses in Tahoe Reno, Las Vegas and Grand Rapids, KeyInfo’s STaaS capabilities can serve a host of Switch’s more than 800 clients within a variety of business verticals.

“We are pleased to partner with KeyInfo to make STaaS available to our vast array of clients who house mission-critical data within health care, mobile gaming, finance, insurance and other highly regulated areas,” said Missy Young, CIO of Switch.

The KeyInfo STaaS offering also uses Panzura file storage technology as a complete platform that ensures the highest levels of performance and availability for its enterprise clients. With Panzura’s global file system, client databases are accessible as local file systems, allowing offices around the world to collaborate on files, especially films, video games, architectural designs and other large projects. In addition to being HIPAA and HITECH compliant, KeyInfo also meets regulations for SSAE-16. KeyInfo data center infrastructure is managed by experienced IT architects committed to delivering the best customer service available and nurturing long-term client partnerships.


About Key Information Systems, Inc.
Key Information Systems (KeyInfo) is a leading regional systems integrator with world-class compute, storage and networking solutions and professional services for the most advanced software-defined data centers. These competencies are tightly complimented by a full suite of data center capabilities, including private and hybrid cloud offerings, connectivity services, colocation facilities and managed services. KeyInfo’s converged infrastructure and software-defined data center solutions are backed by a complete range of professional services, including readiness assessments, deployment and integration, training, comprehensive project management, maintenance and financing. KeyInfo’s data center offerings, deployed on the most advanced technology solutions available, are hosted in Tier III data center environments and include offerings for 24/7 management and monitoring for on-premises and off-premises environments. KeyInfo holds platinum-level designations from its manufacturer partners and consistently achieves the highest levels of client satisfaction. Among numerous accolades, Inc. magazine rated KeyInfo as #42 among the Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies in the United States and the #1 Fastest Growing company in Los Angeles. For more information, please visit