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SoftLayer Investing $75 million in New European Operation to Meet Growth Demands

October 25, 2011 by · Comments Off on SoftLayer Investing $75 million in New European Operation to Meet Growth Demands 

Web HostingDALLAS/AMSTERDAM — Expanding its global reach and IT hosting capabilities, SoftLayer® Technologies today announced the opening of its new European headquarters and data center in Amsterdam. Over the next two years the company will invest approximately $75 million in its European operations, which also includes new network PoPs in Amsterdam, London, and Frankfurt.

New and existing customers across Europe, especially the large corporate enterprises, Internet savvy small and medium sized businesses (SMBs), social media and gaming start-ups that make up SoftLayer’s core customer base, will be able to leverage these new capabilities, which will officially ‘go live’ at the beginning of November. European customers can now easily order SoftLayer’s unique cloud, dedicated, and managed hosting solutions.

“This launch strengthens our foothold across Europe by bringing our services closer to our existing and expanding customer base,” said Lance Crosby, Chief Executive Officer for SoftLayer. “Proximity to our customers is crucial to driving innovation and improving a better end-user experience. Currently more than 50 percent of our business is done outside North America. Our continued expansion into international markets gives our customers more control and flexibility in the way they manage and build out their cloud infrastructures and services.”

Today, with nearly half of its 23,000 customers coming from more than 140 countries, SoftLayer has an established international customer base and European demand for SoftLayer’s IT hosting services continues to soar across a variety of industries and countries. Companies like Ultra Knowledge, Flumotion, BaseCase and Magma Mobile, which have all adopted SoftLayer solutions and are able to deploy, scale and manage their Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions based on SoftLayer’s private network.

“We needed a scalable and reliable hosting provider with global network capabilities, more than just standard IT bells and whistles, to meet our growing demands,” said Etienne Jambou, Chief Marketing Officer for Magma Mobile. “SoftLayer provided us with a complete range of IT infrastructure services from development and production environments to web hosting and database management. Thanks to the robustness of SoftLayer’s infrastructure we have been able to remain focused on our core business.”

With the opening of the Amsterdam data center, SoftLayer will have 13 data centers and 16 PoPs worldwide. Each data center is functionally independent with distinct and redundant resources, as well as fully integrated with all SoftLayer facilities. The company’s global network fully integrates three distinct and redundant network architectures—public, private, and data center to data center—into the industry’s first Network-Within-a-Network topology for maximum accessibility, security, and control.

“The market opportunity for providing hosting and cloud solutions is still in its infancy,” said Melanie A. Posey, IDC Research Vice President, Hosting & Managed Network Services. “Companies like SoftLayer are taking the lead in establishing a globally accessible network that is helping push the adoption of these computing models to a broader mainstream audience. The addition of the new data center and capabilities will provide a foundation for users to securely run a complete gamut of solutions and services based on SoftLayer’s unique Intellectual Property (IP) and turnkey offerings.” Read more

FusionStorm Adds Hosting Presence in Amsterdam

April 13, 2011 by · Comments Off on FusionStorm Adds Hosting Presence in Amsterdam 

Hosting ServicesSAN FRANCISCO, CA – FusionStorm — “IT Delivered” — a leading provider of IT consulting, technology solutions and cloud/managed services, announced today the company has opened a new enterprise data center presence in Amsterdam, Netherlands. FusionStorm selected Amsterdam because of its central location and access to a large number of communications providers meeting customer needs for low latency, diverse connectivity and high network availability.

The new hosting presence allows FusionStorm’s customers to take advantage of its IT Xpress and IT Xpress Cloud enterprise hosting services. This is FusionStorm’s second European data center presence — the first one being located in Frankfurt, Germany. Read more

INetU Launches Hosting Services in Amsterdam

March 7, 2011 by · Comments Off on INetU Launches Hosting Services in Amsterdam 

Hosting ToolboxALLENTOWN, PA – Leading managed hosting and cloud provider INetU has gone international. Just weeks after passing a third-party independent audit to meet ISAE 3402 international accounting compliance standards, INetU has launched hosting services in a state-of-the-art data center facility in Amsterdam, Netherlands, for its international clients.

“Operating our services abroad was the logical next step in our efforts to meet the needs of our ever-expanding international clientele,” said Dev Chanchani, president, INetU. “The initial feedback from customers has been overwhelmingly positive and we’ll continue to listen to their needs and act accordingly.”

The Amsterdam facility is a 24/7/365 operation that caters to a variety of international clients by offering flexible and tailored solutions. Staff is available at all times to ensure systems are running smoothly and client service needs are met.

“With our continued international growth, we needed a European hosting partner that could satisfy our stringent requirements for performance and security while delivering speedy implementation,” said Ye Zhang, Collections Marketing Center, Inc. (CMC) co-founder and Chief Technology Officer.“We chose INetU to support our rapid expansion not only because of their impressive Amsterdam facility, but also because they have a talented and responsive operational team. We are confident they can complement our growing needs.”

The world-class Amsterdam facility is built for maximum security. The location has been certified as Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard Section 9 (PCI DSS 9) compliant, meaning online data and customer records receive the utmost physical security.

In February 2011, INetU started its push to accommodate international clients by complying with the International Standard on Assurance Engagements No. 3402 (ISAE 3402). INetU passed an independent audit and is recognized as an ISAE 3402 compliant hosting company. ISAE 3402 was developed to provide an international assurance standard for allowing public accountants to issue a report for use by service organizations and their auditors. Read more

EvoSwitch Hires New Commercial Director

March 27, 2009 by · Comments Off on EvoSwitch Hires New Commercial Director 

Webmaster NewsAmsterdam – EvoSwitch, the Amsterdam based carrier- and CO2-neutral data center, has hired Eric Boonstra (44) as Commercial Director. In his former job Boonstra worked as Branche Director with Alfa Delta Compendium. Before that he headed Siemens Procurement and Logistics.

Eric Boonstra started his job March 1st. He will be responsible for the further international expansion of the EvoSwitch client base. His goal amongst others is to show more companies in the Corporate arena, with Top-500 companies and public organizations in it, what a high tech and ‘green’ data center environment like EvoSwitch can bring them in terms of energy savings, safety and environmental responsibility. Read more

LeaseWeb First Host To Install Child Porn Filter

March 13, 2009 by · Comments Off on LeaseWeb First Host To Install Child Porn Filter 

Webmaster NewsAmsterdam – LeaseWeb, one of Europe’s largest business hosting providers, has initiated a pilot to check images on child porn sensitive websites with so called hash technology. LeaseWeb will implement the filtering solution in close consultation with Dutch Ministry of Justice and Dutch Child Porn Hotline, in cooperation with Swedish company NetClean.

The Dutch Ministry of Justice appreciates the initiative LeaseWeb has started to fight child porn online even before images are being published through websites. When the hash technology turns out to be effective, the Dutch Ministry of Justice will give a follow-up to LeaseWebs initiative by offering the technology to the market on a broad scale in cooperation with LeaseWeb. Other hosting providers in The Netherlands are then invited to follow the example of LeaseWeb and join the initiative. Read more

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