AMSTERDAM 7 June 2011 – INTERXION HOLDING NV, (NYSE: INXN), a leading European provider of carrier-neutral colocation data centre services, today announced a cloud computing-focused data centre alliance with CoreSite (NYSE: COR), a U.S. provider of powerful, network-rich data centres.
The alliance addresses dual-continent demand from cloud companies looking for data centre space in Europe and the U.S. as well as cloud customers of both companies looking to expand internationally. The transatlantic cloud data centre alliance reduces the risk and challenges involved with international data centre sourcing between Europe and the U.S. with Interxion and CoreSite providing a seamless sourcing process and similar cloud-optimised peering/network access and colocation environments.
A leading information communication technology analysts firm, The 451 Group, expects the cloud computing industry (including SaaS) to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 24%, reaching $16.7B in the year 2013. CoreSite and Interxion address this demand with 1.8 million square feet in key cloud computing markets such as Amsterdam, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Dublin, Zurich, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, New York, and Northern Virginia, in addition to other European and North American locations. The companies offer similar cloud-optimised data centre design, including carrier-neutral, network-dense colocation environments, abundant power, uptime greater than 99.999%, and advances in energy efficiency and security.
Additional synergies include the companies’ cloud outreach programmes, Interxion’s Cloud Hub and CoreSite’s CloudCommunity. The cloud outreach programmes bring together infrastructure (IaaS), platform (PaaS) and software as a service (SaaS) providers, as well as system integrators and network providers. Both companies also offer cloud test lab and demo environments for cloud providers in pre-launch and enterprises with private clouds in beta in select data centres.
This alliance will also allow the companies to address the transatlantic demand from the fast-growing digital media and content sectors, which also require high availability and well-connected data centre environments for the effective aggregation, management and distribution of on-demand and real-time online content.
The companies provide direct access to a range of relevant connectivity partners, including Tier 1 and Tier 2 network service providers, Internet service providers, Europe’s public Internet exchanges and leading content distribution networks.
“As the market for cloud services continues to grow, companies like Interxion and CoreSite represent an ideal way to reach the highest concentrations of consumers on both sides of the Atlantic. Customers based in the U.S can now move seamlessly into Europe, extending connectivity and presence across the region,“ said David Ruberg, Chief Executive Officer, Interxion.
“CoreSite remains focused on cloud computing, facilitating its international development, and capitalising on the revenue opportunities it presents,” commented Thomas M. Ray, CoreSite President and CEO. “The alliance with Interxion ensures a strong international extension for CoreSite and Interxion cloud customers via an efficient and seamless international data centre expansion process.”
Interxion (NYSE: INXN) is a leading provider of carrier-neutral colocation data centre services in Europe, serving over 1,200 customers through 28 data centres in 11 European countries. Interxion’s uniformly designed, energy-efficient data centres offer customers extensive security and uptime for their mission-critical applications.
With connectivity provided by 350 carriers and ISPs and 20 European Internet exchanges across its footprint, Interxion has created content and connectivity hubs that foster growing customer communities of interest. For more information please visit www.interxion.com .
CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE: COR) delivers powerful, network-rich data centers that optimize, secure and interconnect the mission-critical IT assets of the world's top organizations. 600+ customers, including Global 1000 enterprises, cloud providers, financial firms, and government agencies, choose CoreSite for reliability, service and expertise in delivering customized, flexible data center solutions.
CoreSite offers private data centers and suites, cage-to-cabinet colocation, and interconnection services, such as Any2, CoreSite's Internet exchange. The company's portfolio comprises more than two million square feet, including space held for redevelopment and development, and provides access to over 200+ network service providers via 11 data centers in seven key U.S. economic centers. For more information please visit www.coresite.com.
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