Data center providers CoreSite (COR) and Interxion (INXN) have announced a trans-Atlantic alliance to help their customers expand the footprint of their cloud computing infrastructure in carrier-neutral facilities. The partnership offers the opportunity for both companies to expand as customers in the digital media and content sectors seek to build out their infrastructure to support a global audience. which currently are focused on the U.S. (CoreSite) and Europe (Interxion).
Under terms of the agreement, CoreSite and Interxion will provided a seamless sourcing process and cloud-optimized peering/network access and colocation environments. CoreSite and Interxion have a combined 1.8 million square feet of data center space in key cloud computing markets such as Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, New York, Northern Virginia, Amsterdam, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Dublin and Zurich in addition to other North American and European locations. Both companies also offer cloud test-lab and demo environments in select data centers for cloud providers in pre-launch and enterprises with private clouds in beta.
“CoreSite remains focused on cloud computing, facilitating its international development, and capitalizing on the revenue opportunities it presents,” said 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 center expansion process.”
“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,” said said David Ruberg, Chief Executive Officer, Interxion. “U.S. based customers can now move seamlessly into Europe, extending connectivity and presence across the region.”
Interxion previously announced a similar alliance with Telx, another U.S.-only colocation and interconnection provider, focusing on colocation for financial services customers.