European data center operator TelecityGroup announced the launch of Cloud-IX, a cloud-neutral ecosystem, and expansion in Europe through acquisitions of 3DC in Bulgaria and PLIX in Poland.
The TelecityGroup Cloud-IX platform will be rolled out to customers located in TelecityGroup's facilities across Europe, providing direct connectivity with cloud providers,, including Amazon Web Services, iland, CSC, Fujitsu and Outsourcery.
“Businesses across Europe are looking at ways they can maximise the power of the cloud to enhance the performance of their core platforms, manage big data with ease, and deliver enhanced and scalable service offerings," said Michael Tobin, CEO of TelecityGroup. "At the same time, they have the traditional challenges of maintaining service levels and maximising the benefit of existing IT investments. Key to solving this challenge is building flexible solutions that utilise the elasticity and economic benefits of the public cloud alongside existing IT infrastructure, all with direct connectivity into local and international carriers.”
TelecityGroup announced the acquisition of 3DC, a leading Bulgarian independent data center provider. Bulgaria has two internet exchanges - the Bulgarian Internet Exchange and the Balkan Internet Exchange – establishing the country as one of the fastest growing sites for internet traffic in Europe and both of which are hosted in 3DC.
“Bulgaria is a strategic location within the Balkans, with access to the EU, Turkey and beyond. 3DC has played a major role in the development of a thriving digital economy in the region, creating one of the fastest growing internet hubs in Europe," said Michael Tobin, CEO of TelecityGroup. "I am delighted to welcome Zdravko and the team at 3DC to TelecityGroup and look forward to working with them to position the region as the strategic choice for businesses looking for first class data centre services.”
TelecityGroup also announced an agreement to acquire PLIX, the most-connected independent colocation business in Warsaw, Poland, which also incorporates the largest Polish internet exchange. PLIX customers include major international and domestic leaders in communications, cloud, content and applications. “Poland is fast becoming an extremely important European and international internet hub," said Sylwester Biernacki, founder and CEO of PLIX. "The agreement to combine our business with Europe’s leading datacentre provider will be a tremendous opportunity for PLIX and the region as a whole.”