Opens Cloud Test Lab at Interxion



Frankfurt, 1 March 2012 – INTERXION HOLDING NV (NYSE: INXN), a leading European provider of carrier-neutral colocation data centre services, today announced that will house its Cloud Test Lab within Interxion’s Frankfurt data centre. This proof-of-concept test environment allows service providers and system integrators to test and develop cloud services at high speed and with best-in-class performance guarantees.

By locating its platform at Interxion, Cloudgermany combines the performance of its native cloud software and state-of-the-art Infrastructure as a Service platform with the connectivity, high availability, and reliability of Interxion’s Frankfurt data centres. offers its services in full compliance with German data protection rules.

Between 1 March and 30 April 2012, companies can try Software as a Service solution – including Microsoft Windows Server® – via a trial account in a secure environment in real time for free.

Additionally, users can migrate their own applications onto’s infrastructure, such as CRM or ERP systems and test the performance. The customer doesn’t even have to worry about basic parameters like memory, server capacity, data centre capacity or data backup as all elements are provisioned as a service by Instead, the enterprise customer can fully concentrate on its core business and allocate IT resources accordingly.

The platform can also be replicated at all of Interxion’s data centres across eleven European countries, which provide equally high-performance environments for enterprise applications.

Interxion data centres do not only offer the highest safety and availability, but also direct access to other companies based within the data centre, including service providers, systems integrators, connectivity providers, and the Internet Exchange DE-CIX.

“With the establishment of the Cloud Test Lab, we would like to make it easier for medium-sized companies in particular to take the first step toward cloud computing by offering them all the programs and applications they already use on a daily basis on the infrastructure platform.

Thus we enable them to dynamically tailor IT infrastructure to fit fluctuations in demand and to avoid engineering to meet peak demands. We have been using Interxion’s infrastructure since May and have had no downtime so far. Interxion therefore meets our high standards of reliability, high availability, and performance,” commented Udo Würtz, advisor of the management board at, on the developments.

Peter Knapp, German Managing Director, Interxion, said, “The rapid adoption of cloud computing has seen cloud-based services become a central part of business strategy. The launch of this Cloud Test Lab reinforces our commitment to the cloud and offers both customers and prospects the opportunity to test and develop cloud services at high speed and with best-in-class performance guarantees.”

“Enterprises are investigating cloud computing models in order to realize cost and efficiency benefits. Providers like play an important role in the migration process from legacy hardware and software environments towards server, desktop and application virtualised solutions. This is particularly relevant for small and medium sized enterprises, which often lack the IT resources and know-how to undertake this migration,” concluded Peter Knapp.

For further information about Cloud Test Lab or to register for free trial access, go to:

About Interxion
Interxion Holding NV, (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 more than 400 carriers and ISPs and 18 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 or email .

Über bietet Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) und auf den Kunden zugeschnittene Cloud-Storage-Lösungen an und stellt dabei höchste Ansprüche an die Konnektivität, Hochverfügbarkeit, Leistungsfähigkeit und Ausfallsicherheit der genutzten Rechenzentrumsinfrastruktur sicher.

Zudem bietet das Unternehmen seinen Kunden die Möglichkeit, ihre bestehende IT-Infrastruktur in die Cloud zu migrieren, um schnell und zuverlässig die Vorteile des Cloud Computings nutzen zu können.

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