CoreSite and Interxion Form Transatlantic Cloud Alliance

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – CoreSite, a U.S. provider of powerful, network-rich data centers, today announced a transatlantic, cloud computing-focused data center alliance with INTERXION HOLDING NV (NYSE: INXN), a leading European operator of carrier-neutral colocation data centers. The alliance addresses dual-continent demand from cloud companies looking for data center space in the U.S. and Europe as well as cloud customers of both companies looking to expand internationally. The transatlantic cloud data center alliance reduces the risks and challenges involved with international data center sourcing between the U.S. and Europe with CoreSite and Interxion providing a seamless sourcing process and similar cloud-optimized peering/network access and colocation environments.

A leading information communication technology analysts firm, The 451 Group, expects the cloud computing industry (including SaaS) to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 24%, reaching $16.7B in the year 2013. CoreSite and Interxion address this demand with 1.8 million square feet 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. The companies offer similar cloud-optimized data center design, including carrier-neutral, network-dense colocation environments, abundant power, greater than 99.999% uptime, and advances in energy-efficiency and security.

Additional synergies include the companies’ cloud outreach programs, CoreSite’s CloudCommunity and Interxion’s cloud hub program. The cloud outreach programs bring together infrastructure (IaaS), platform (PaaS) and software as a service (SaaS) providers, as well as system integrators and network providers. 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.

This alliance will also allow the companies to address transatlantic demand from the digital media and content sectors, which have similar requirements for high availability and well-connected data center environments to facilitate the effective aggregation, management and distribution of real-time, online content. CoreSite and Interxion are both carrier-neutral data center providers, offering direct access to hundreds of connectivity partners, including Tier 1 and Tier 2 network service providers, Internet service providers, Europe’s public Internet exchanges and leading content distribution networks.

“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. U.S. based customers can now move seamlessly into Europe, extending connectivity and presence across the region,“ said David Ruberg, Chief Executive Officer, Interxion.

“CoreSite remains focused on cloud computing, facilitating its international development, and capitalizing on the revenue opportunities it presents,” commented 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.”