Categories Cloud Connectivity Colocation
26th February 2018
Expansion brings Packet’s edge cloud computing and connectivity services closer to customers in time for Mobile World Congress 2018
AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS – February 26, 2018 – INTERXION HOLDING NV (NYSE:INXN, news), a leading provider of carrier and cloud-neutral colocation data centre services in Europe, today announced that Packet Host Inc. (Packet), the leading bare-metal cloud built for developers, has expanded its presence to Interxion’s Marseille data centre campus.
Packet is the leading bare-metal cloud for developers. Its proprietary technology automates physical servers and networks without the use of virtualization or multi-tenancy – powering over 60k deployments each month from 16 global locations. By expanding into Interxion’s Marseille facility, Packet will enable its customers to run compute and data-intensive workloads closer to their end users.
“Packet expanding its presence to Interxion Marseille is further evidence of the location becoming a hub for cloud and content distribution platforms,” said Vincent in’ t Veld, vice president, platforms at Interxion. “With over 130 carriers, four internet exchanges and 13 subsea cables, Interxion’s Marseille campus will support the rising demand for Packet’s services around the world.”
Packet has seen a rapid increase in demand for its services from industries including online gaming, video streaming, IoT and telecoms. As the Mediterranean hub for content distribution and Europe’s gateway to the Middle East, Africa and Asia, Interxion’s Marseille campus will provide the connectivity Packet needs to reach its customers in these regions.
The expansion was aligned to support Packet’s customer Hatch, a subscription video game streaming service that is demonstrating its technology at Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona. With its new presence in Interxion Marseille, Packet will enable Hatch to demonstrate a seamless, low-latency gaming experience to attendees in Barcelona.
“This Marseille expansion is a perfect example of how we can quickly deploy custom, automated infrastructure to nearly any market in the world,” said Zachary Smith, CEO at Packet. “As we work with innovative clients like Hatch to push services ever closer to the edge, Interxion continues to be a valuable partner that aligns perfectly with our needs.”
This announcement comes as part of a larger rollout of Packet’s expansion in Interxion data centre’s across Europe. With a presence already in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, and now in Marseille, Packet plans to expand to other Interxion facilities in 2018.
Interxion (NYSE: INXN) is a leading provider of carrier and cloud-neutral colocation data centre services in Europe, serving a wide range of customers through 49 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 over 700 connectivity providers, 21 European Internet exchanges, and most leading cloud and digital media platforms across its footprint, Interxion has created connectivity, cloud, content and finance hubs that foster growing customer communities of interest. For more information, please visit www.interxion.com.
Packet is the leading bare metal cloud for developers. Its proprietary technology automates physical servers and networks without the use of virtualization or multi-tenancy - powering over 60k deployments each month in its 20 global datacenters.
Founded in 2014 and based in New York City, Packet has quickly become the provider of choice for leading enterprises, SaaS companies, and software innovators. In addition to its public cloud, Packet's unique "Private Deployment" model enables companies to automate their own infrastructure in facilities all over the world.
Packet is a proud member of the Open19 Foundation, as well as the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), where it donates and manages the CNCF Community Infrastructure Lab. Additionally, Packet supports many open source projects, including Memcached.org, NixOS, Docker, and Kernel.org.