LONDON – 17 May 2012 – INTERXION HOLDING NV (NYSE:INXN, news), a leading European provider of carrier-neutral colocation data centre services, today announced that Gigas, a Spanish company specialised in providing cloud hosting services, has decided to host its cloud service platform in Interxion’s Madrid data centre, from where it offers its services to its clients.
Gigas, which has experienced a significant and quick growth in the number of clients it serves during its six months in the market, needed to be part of a cloud ecosystem offering excellent connectivity and scalability for its cloud hosting service platform. For this reason, Gigas chose Interxion because they could offer a quality service that could adapt to its needs and growth, as well as access to Interxion’s connectivity, high availability, and reliability. The Madrid data centre is located at the heart of the Spanish Silicon Alley, the district with the highest connectivity per capita and network density in Spain. With more than 80 carriers and ISPs, combined with the largest Spanish Internet Exchange ESpanix, Interxion Madrid provides unparalleled connectivity options.
As well as the connectivity benefits of working with Interxion, Gigas found that the specialised Interxion data centres can offer higher energy efficiency through best practice design, improved security for its platform, and the growth and flexibility to address the ever-changing requirements of providing cloud services. Cloud service providers are choosing Interxion’s Cloud Hub as a secure, scalable, connected and future-proof environment in which to house their growing cloud platforms. A vibrant ecosystem of systems integrators, enterprises and connectivity partners ensures cloud service providers are well positioned to scale their platforms as demand for their services grow, all underpinned by data centre security and operational excellence.
“The Interxion data centre offers us guaranteed high power density and optimal conditions for the cooling and energy availability, which is essential to us due to the high levels of power required for our cloud platform. Our platform is located inside a ‘cube’, a cold aisle containment enclosure, providing optimised cooling along with enhanced security. The connectivity-rich environment and direct access from Interxion to the Spanish Internet Exchange ESpanix allow us to have network choice and offer competitive services aligned with our business goals”, said José Antonio Arribas, Founder and CTO of Gigas.
José Antonio Arribas continued, “Our business plan was prepared for linear growth, but despite our short history, we have experienced an explosive evolution which has made us grow faster than expected. Having Interxion as our ally, who has a network of data centres all over Europe, allows us to bring the content closer to the final users, deploy our services, and interconnect them in a quick way to meet our needs”.
“For Interxion it is essential to address the quality and business objectives of Gigas. Especially because the seasoned and experienced founders of Gigas have proven track records in the Internet in Spain, it is a pleasure for Interxion to welcome them to our growing Cloud Hub in Madrid. The Interxion data centre is for a key component of keeping the cloud in the air: the place from where all cloud companies can provide their services, interconnect with networks, and guarantee their business continuity by relying on the best data centre infrastructure”, said Robert Assink, Managing Director of Interxion Spain.
Interxion (NYSE: INXN) is a leading provider of carrier-neutral colocation data centre services in Europe, serving over 1,200 customers through 29 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, cloud, and connectivity hubs that foster growing customer communities of interest. For more information, please visit www.interxion.com .
Gigas is the only Spanish company fully specialised in cloud hosting services. It was created with the aim of becoming the leading company in cloud hosting, offering its powerful and competitive solutions through user friendly and easy interfaces and panels. Currently Gigas has a broad offer of cloud services, from the small Cloud VPS to powerful Cloud Datacenters of up to 96GB of RAM, with additional services as balancers, firewalls, autoscaling, or administered cloud hosting. For further information, please visit gigas.com.
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