SingleHop is expanding into Europe to meet customer demand. The Chicago-based cloud hosting provider announced plans to open a new data center in Amsterdam, according to CMO and co-founder Dan Ushman, who said SingleHop has installed 30 racks in an Interxion data center.
The new 2,000-server facility expands SingleHop’s server capacity by approximately 20 percent, and widens its global footprint to reach high-growth markets in Europe and the surrounding areas. The facility will help SingleHop meet growing demand for high quality dedicated and cloud infrastructure from value-added resellers, hosting providers and SMBs around the world.
“This European data center solidifies our commitment to building a truly global network,” says Andy Pace, Chief Operating Officer at SingleHop. “With demand for hosted infrastructure and cloud computing growing quickly in Europe, this facility helps position us to satisfy this demand with our award-winning automated approach to infrastructure hosting that can have clients up and running in minutes.”
Amsterdam Ideal Location for European Expansion
SingleHop believes Amsterdam offers a well-connected location with a skilled workforce and a significant number of quality network providers and data centers in the area.
The facility will replicate the entire SingleHop technology platform and security features of the company’s U.S. data centers, with biometric physical access controls, individually locking cabinets and 24-hour security. The majority of the company’s current services will be offered through the new data center, including dedicated servers, enterprise private clouds, and managed services. Customers can choose to deploy SingleHop’s services at its data centers in Chicago, Phoenix or Amsterdam. All services will be covered by the SingleHop “Customer Bill of Right” SLA, which guarantees service quality, customer service response times, network stability and much more.
In addition, the Amsterdam data center will also be powered by SingleHop’s award-winning LEAP3 platform, giving customers complete control over their infrastructure, regardless of data center location, from any smart phone or computer.
According to Gartner, $677 billion will be spent on cloud services worldwide over the next three years, with Western Europe predicted to be the second-largest region, accounting for nearly a quarter of all spending from 2013 to 2016. Eastern Europe, Asia/Pacific, Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa as are also expected to post the highest growth rates during this period.
SingleHop provides cloud services to more than 4,000 customers hailing from 114 countries, and houses more than 10,000 servers in three geographically dispersed U.S.-based data centers in addition to the new facility opening soon in Amsterdam. SingleHop was established in 2006 in Chicago and was named #25 on the Inc. 500 list for the fastest growing companies in America in 2011.
SingleHop is featuring an early-bird pre-sale offer for customers with predictable infrastructure needs to reserve server capacity in the new Amsterdam data center in advance of its official opening. Pre-sale buyers will receive twice the RAM and bandwidth allocations, plus 10 percent off base pricing for the first six months.