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Local Commerce Leader Leverages Advanced In-House Computing Systems and Wholesale Data Center Solutions From RagingWire to Drive Its Global Business
PALO ALTO, CA --(Marketwired - February 26, 2016) - RagingWire Data Centers, the nation's premier data center provider and an NTT Communications group company, announced that Groupon, a global leader of local commerce, is expanding its enterprise data center portfolio by contracting for 1 MW of power and 5,000 square feet at RagingWire's new CA3 data center in Sacramento, California. The five-year agreement between RagingWire and Groupon will take the majority of space and power in Vault 1 of CA3, which was recently opened in April 2015.
Since its debut in November 2008, Groupon has redefined local commerce by increasing consumer buying power and driving more business into local merchants through price and discovery. With nearly 50 million active customers and more than one million merchant relationships, the company offers a vast online and mobile marketplace of unbeatable deals all over the world. In addition, more than 115 million people worldwide have downloaded Groupon's mobile apps worldwide.
"As a company that's seen incredible growth throughout our seven-year history, it was important for us to find a wholesale data center provider that could meet our requirements for scalability, customizable high-density power, cooling containment, ISP neutrality and physical security," said Harmail Chatha, Director Global Data Center Operations, Groupon. "RagingWire provided us with exactly what we needed in a timely and efficient manner, helping to ensure that we are able to support our increased traffic demands as our business grows."
Groupon's implementation at RagingWire's CA3 data center supports their innovative computing platform and service oriented applications. These business critical systems run in active-active mode with Groupon's other production data center in the United States to support users in Groupon's largest markets in North America and Latin America. The Groupon deployment is highly energy efficient using advanced cold aisle containment systems and all white infrastructure. Space, power and cooling were optimized by Groupon using an in-house developed linear programming model.
"We are thrilled and honored to welcome Groupon to RagingWire," said Tim Nicols, Vice President of Sales and Business Development at RagingWire. "Technology has forever changed the way that we shop, and Groupon relies on RagingWire to make sure their computing systems are always on for their customers and merchants."
RagingWire is among the largest wholesale colocation providers in the world. Its Sacramento data center campus made up of the CA1, CA2, and CA3 data centers is home to enterprises looking to house their computers in the Western United States while avoiding the earthquake risk found in the Bay Area and Silicon Valley. The CA3 data center has 180,000 square feet of space, 14 MW of critical IT power, and 20,000 square feet of Class A office space. The entire site utilizes RagingWire patented 2N+2® power delivery architecture which is key to RagingWire's ability to provide 100% availability and flexible power ramps.
About RagingWire Data Centers
RagingWire Data Centers designs, builds, and operates mission critical data centers that deliver 100% availability and high-density power. The company currently has over 80MW of critical IT load spread across nearly 1 million square feet of data center infrastructure in Northern California and Ashburn, Virginia, with significant growth plans in both locations, Texas, and other top North American data center markets. As an NTT Communications group company, RagingWire is one of the most financially strong companies in the data center industry and is part of the global network of 140 data centers operated by NTT Communications under the Nexcenter™ brand. For more information visit www.ragingwire.com.
Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) is a global leader of local commerce and the place you start when you want to buy just about anything, anytime, anywhere. By leveraging the company's global relationships and scale, Groupon offers consumers a vast marketplace of unbeatable deals all over the world. Shoppers discover the best a city has to offer on the web or on mobile with Groupon Local, enjoy vacations with Groupon Getaways, and find a curated selection of electronics, fashion, home furnishings and more with Groupon Goods.
Groupon is redefining how traditional small businesses attract, retain and interact with customers by providing merchants with a suite of products and services, including customizable deal campaigns, credit card payment processing capabilities, and point-of-sale solutions that help businesses grow and operate more effectively. To search for great deals or subscribe to Groupon emails, visit www.Groupon.com. To download Groupon's top-rated mobile apps, visit www.groupon.com/mobile. To learn more about the company's merchant solutions and how to work with Groupon, visit www.GrouponWorks.com.