NextiraOne Launches Cloud with Equinix
May 31st, 2013 By: John Rath
Equinix, Latisys, and CyrusOne all announce customer wins, while Interxion builds out yet again in Frankfurt, Germany, to keep pace with customer demand.
NextiraOne launches cloud with Equinix. Equinix (EQIX) announced that NextiraOne has selected the Equinix London LD5 international business exchange as the primary data center to support the roll-out of its new modular private cloud infrastructure portfolio. NextiraOne is extending its partnership with Equinix because of the network-rich environment and dense ecosystem of enterprise and cloud providers it will have access to in LD5. “The past twelve months have seen a significant increase in the number of businesses consolidating IT legacy systems, which have proven costly to update and slowed commercial growth,” said Geraint Davies, head of business development, Data Centers, NextiraOne. ”By locating in Equinix, we will not only be able to deliver our services to customers but also have direct access to a prospective client base of cloud driven customers and partners through Equinix Marketplace portal.” Equinx also announced that it has received an award from the European Commission Joint Research Center that oversees the EU Code of Conduct (CoC) on Data Center Energy Efficiency for the company’s new Amsterdam (AM3) data center. Equinix received the Participant category award for innovative technologies adopted to improve data center energy efficiency and reduce energy consumption.
Interxion to build eighth Frankfurt data center. Interxion (INXN) announced that it will construct its eighth data center in Frankfurt (FRA 8). Responding to continued demand in the area FRA 8 will be built in four phases, with each phase providing approximately 900 square meters of equipped space. The first phase is scheduled to be operational in the first half of 2014, and Interxion has secured 6 MW of available power for the facility. “The consistent demand we are experiencing in the Frankfurt market is driven by cloud service providers, digital media, and financial services customers attracted to our vibrant Connectivity Hub,” said David Ruberg, Interxion’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are prudently allocating capital in phases to respond to this demand from our communities of interest while maximizing returns.”
CyrusOne selected by Prelude Services. CyrusOne (CONE) announced it was selected by Prelude Services, which provides information technology (IT) services for senior living and long-term-care organizations. “Prelude Services is bringing our current and future senior-living clients IT systems supported by exceptionally high levels of scalability, reliability, and redundancy,” said Joe Traynor, director of sales and marketing at Prelude Services. “We chose CyrusOne and its Hamilton, Ohio, location due to the redundancy built into their facility for power, cooling, and connectivity, as well as their proven track record of availability and uptime. With our selection of the CyrusOne facilities, we will be better able to give our clients uninterrupted access to their critical business applications and the data needed to provide the quality care they give to their clients. We know CyrusOne will help us stay on the cutting edge of technology and systems management, which will immensely benefit our healthcare clients.”
Latisys selected by Digitech. Latisys announced an agreement with Digitech Systems, a leading provider of Enterprise Content Management solutions. Denver based Digitech selected Latisys for its broad portfolio of hybrid IT infrastructure services, and for its second Denver data center, which can support average power densities greater than 220 watts per square foot. Latisys’ IT Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform will underpin Digitech’s Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions—including ImageSilo—Digitech’s flagship service that creates a competitive advantage for customers by giving them the ability to get any document, anywhere, anytime. ”We’re excited to partner with Latisys for data center services as we continue to deliver unparalleled uptime and information security to our ImageSilo cloud ECM clients,” said Scott Matthews, Chairman and CTO of Digitech Systems. “Customers count on ImageSilo to improve business efficiencies, boost information control, and save them money every day. Latisys’ new Denver data center and commitment to availability and security complements ImageSilo’s industry-leading record of reliability.”