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Next Wave Logistics Chooses Latisys Chicago Data Center as New Home for SaaS in the Cloud

September 24
11:56 2014

CHICAGO — Latisys, a leading international provider of hybrid cloud hosting and data center solutions, today announced an IT infrastructure as a service agreement with Next Wave Logistics, a rapidly growing provider of web-based software and services for direct selling companies worldwide.

At the heart of Next Wave is a robust, mobile-enabled platform with extensive merchandising, pricing and promotional capabilities built explicitly for the unique needs of the mobile sales force.

With continued growth and an eye toward international expansion, Next Wave recognized the need for a more flexible, scalable and cost-effective IT infrastructure solution while containing costs.

Under the agreement, Next Wave has moved into Latisys’ Chicago data center – a 148,000 square foot, purpose-built Tier 3 facility. Latisys datacenter colocation underpins Next Wave’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business model—including its PCI compliant e-commerce platform delivered from the Next Wave Private Cloud. Latisys is also providing new levels of resiliency and redundancy via a new disaster recovery solution that leverages Latisys’ Ashburn, Va. data center.

Due to Latisys’ hybrid model and scalable IaaS offerings, Next Wave is also evaluating Latisys’ Cloud-Enabled Systems Infrastructure (CESI) – a unified and highly scalable cloud hosting platform – as it continues a methodical shift away from CapEx to a more OpEx-oriented strategy that utilizes outsourced IT infrastructure services.

“By moving to Latisys’ ultra-secure and carrier-diverse Chicago data center, we have migrated our entire business, including our cloud-based e-commerce platform, onto industry-leading technology—in a very short period of time,” said Michael S. Wherry, Senior Director, Data Center Operations. “Latisys is delivering better performance, faster network speeds, and a comprehensive DR solution, all at a cost comparable to our previous solution provider.”

“Next Wave is an innovative software company moving to a more flexible and scalable delivery model in an effort to improve performance and reduce costs,” said Pete Stevenson, CEO of Latisys. “We look forward to working closely with Next Wave to deliver an IT infrastructure platform optimized to their specific requirements for and engineered for high performance and scale.”

Over 1,100 enterprises and government organizations rely on Latisys as their trusted provider of critical IT infrastructure solutions. With a Cloud-Enabled Systems Infrastructure (CESI) deployed across high-density data centers located throughout the U.S. and now in the U.K., Latisys enables multi-site redundancy, managed backup and secure disaster recovery — including cloud-based DR solutions. Latisys’ Tier 3 facilities are designed for the business continuity of mission-critical operations — offering the power, cooling, backbone network and managed services with an eye toward reducing capital expenditures for storage and ongoing maintenance.

Latisys leads the IaaS industry in customer satisfaction with a Net Promoter score of 46, and recently received its first ever inclusion in the 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, which can be accessed here.

About Next Wave Logistics
For more than a decade, Next Wave’s innovative software has created new revenue channels and business opportunities for some of the largest and most respected companies in direct selling. Next Wave has responded to significant shifts and trends – from the dramatic influence of e-commerce and the emergence of exciting new international markets to the rapid adoption of mobile technologies. Through it all, Next Wave has remained true to its founding principle of business driving technology and delivering solutions that generate revenue promote growth and reduce attrition. Visit for more information.

About Latisys
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 multiple high-density data centers across the United States—and now in the United Kingdom—Latisys offers a scalable outsourced IT infrastructure platform that provides customers with what they need, when they need it. As a client-centric company—with state of the art data centers in Ashburn, Virginia, Chicago, Denver, Irvine, California and London—Latisys is quickly becoming the IaaS platform of choice for companies that seek a truly flexible IT infrastructure partner. Call 1-866-956-9594, visit or follow us on Twitter at for additional information. All Systems Grow.

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