March 12, 2012
PHOENIX, March 12 — Phoenix NAP, a full service data center, premier infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider and primary network access point (NAP), announced today that it has chosen Interxion, Europe's leading data center and colocation provider, for a new Phoenix NAP European node in Amsterdam. The node should be completed during the second quarter of 2012. Phoenix NAP cited the data center's geographical location, number of carriers and competitive pricing in its decision in selecting Interxion.
"We are thrilled with our decision to go with Interxion," said Ian McClarty, president of Phoenix NAP. "Its strong brand recognition and world-class facility are in line with Phoenix NAP in terms of providing flexible, cost effective solutions while maintaining the highest level of security systems and we look forward to building a strong relationship with the data center."
Initially, Phoenix NAP will be offering its public cloud solution, Secured Cloud, and Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) product line, Secured Servers out of Interxion. The company is also open to the possibility of offering partial and full colocation racks as their relationship and demand in the area grows.
"We are very happy Phoenix NAP chose our Amsterdam data centre for its new European node," said Michel van den Assem, Managing Director of Interxion Netherlands. "By providing high quality and scalable data centre services, we provide a strong foundation in support of Phoenix NAP's European growth ambitions. With this initial contract in Amsterdam, Phoenix NAP has further access to high-quality data centre infrastructures across Interxion's 11 European markets via a one-stop-shop solution. This allows the company to quickly respond to potential new market opportunities and address the growing demand for IaaS solutions from enterprise customers in search of elastic computing resources with predictable performance and costs."
"Phoenix NAP wanted to research and examine premier facilities in rapid growth markets and we believe Interxion, out of the formal RFP process we put out, can effectively and efficiently meet our needs and overall vision," added McClarty. "It is definitely an exciting time for Phoenix NAP, as we venture out on our first expansion overseas and we are looking forward to what the future will bring."
Phoenix NAP is a PCI DSS Validated Service Provider and a SOC Type 2 audited facility.
About Phoenix NAP
Phoenix NAP, a full service data center, premier infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider and primary network access point (NAP) for the Phoenix, Ariz., metro region leads the path for technology systems and solutions through its innovation and vastly redundant data center systems. Our highly personalized approach ensures that all of your requirements are met. Whether it's high-density colocation, flexible storage, physical servers or cloud hosting services, our enterprise-grade facility and certified NOC technicians supply IT solutions to fit your every need. For more information, visit the company's website at www.phoenixnap.com.
Interxion Holding NV, (NYSE: INXN) is a leading European provider of carrier-neutral colocation data centre services, serving over 1,200 customers through 28 data centres in 11 European countries. Interxion's uniformly designed, energy-efficient data centres offer customers extensive security and uptime for their mission-critical applications. With connectivity provided by more than 400 carriers and ISPs and 18 European Internet exchanges across its footprint, Interxion has created content and connectivity hubs that foster growing customer communities of interest. For more information, visit www.interxion.com.
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