Cloud provider Atlantic.Net has opened its first West Coast data center in Santa Clara, California. The new location joins three data centers in the Southeast. The company is based in Florida.
Atlantic.net is tapping Telx as its California data center provider, which has a facility on the massive Vantage Data Centers campus in Silicon Valley, starting with one cage and room to expand.
The cloud provider recently announced the opening of its first international data center in Toronto and a new center in Dallas, with plans to add more domestic and international locations.
Atlantic.net CEO Marty Puranik said the company has done particularly well with developers, and the huge number of developers in Silicon Valley holds a lot of promise. Some of the moves it has made to further entice developers recently is the introduction of a 99 cent budget VPS server and support for additional operating systems.
The company's branding may help it get attention of California data center customers, Puranik hopes. “It actually stands out,” he said. “In a way it works out for us.”
The company is in the process of hiring in the area.
As for where it will take its cloud next, Puranik said that it is seeing a lot of demand for managed cloud. Offering compliant infrastructure is also a big growth area.
In terms of customers, it is seeing developers, marketing agencies, and other hosting providers sign up. Resellers have been a solid area of growth.
Outside of the U.S., the company is seeing good traction with Brazilian customers. “I thought it was because we’re in Florida, and it’s a gateway market, but it turns out it’s been a good market for hosting providers," said Puranik. "Import taxes and bandwidth means it’s so expensive to host in that country.”
Atlantic.net started as a dial-up provider, before evolving into colocation and finally cloud. The cloud business has grown nicely. Puranik said that the company is seeing 20 percent annual growth and its cloud user base has grown 60 percent annually.
Other Vantage customers in Santa Clara include Cloudera and MarkLogic.