June 12, 2012
Eucalyptus, Interxion and CoreSite discuss key benefits for companies seeking private and hybrid cloud deployments at Cloud Expo East
LONDON, June 11 — INTERXION HOLDING NV, a leading European provider of carrier-neutral colocation data centre services, announced today at Cloud Expo East that it is launching a new Cloud Test Lab based on Eucalyptus. Eucalyptus Systems provides the most widely deployed, on-premise cloud computing platform for web 2.0 businesses, enterprises, and government organisations. This Test Lab is developed for enterprises and systems integrators looking to deploy private and hybrid cloud environments.
The Eucalyptus-based Cloud Test Lab is located at Interxion's Frankfurt Data Centre Campus and provides a free, turnkey, proof-of-concept environment combining industry-leading software, connectivity, systems and colocation capabilities. Test Lab users will be able to create Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) environments to rapidly build, develop and trial cloud services with best-in-class performance guarantees.
Eucalyptus maintains high-fidelity performance with the Amazon Web Services (AWS) API, enabling Cloud Test Lab customers to build and test a hybrid cloud deployment, and move workloads between the Test Lab and the AWS cloud. This model is particularly well-suited for companies in the digital media and gaming sectors that start a service in a public cloud environment, and later look to move stable workloads into their private cloud to improve performance and lower costs.
"Enterprises across Europe are looking to the cloud to accelerate their high priority business initiatives," said Paul Holt, vice president of EMEA sales at Eucalyptus. "Through its work with Eucalyptus, Interxion is providing customers with an open, scalable and secure Test Lab for AWS-compatible clouds. Customers can easily test how applications and services perform in the cloud, and more rapidly deliver high-quality applications to the market."
"Interxion's Cloud Test Labs are targeted at companies that want to trial a private cloud before migrating it to a fully-functioning production environment," said Jelle Frank van der Zwet, Interxion's cloud marketing manager. "Our partnership with Eucalyptus for this Cloud Test Lab takes that one step further, giving systems integrators and enterprises the option to not only test the service in a private cloud environment, but also scale into a public cloud."
Connectivity for the Test Lab is provided by Atrato IP Networks, a leading provider of high quality IP transit, carrier services, remote peering and managed services. The 10 Gigabit Test Lab is built on top of Arista Networks switching platform, providing the highest performance, low-latency cloud platform. "As the leader in building scalable, high performance and ultra-low latency cloud networks, Arista is delighted to be involved in this Cloud Test Lab with Interxion and Eucalyptus" Doug Gourlay, VP of marketing at Arista Networks said.
Interxion's Frankfurt Data Centre Campus – known as one of the largest internet hubs globally – gives access to more than 400 carriers and ISPs and houses the core infrastructure of the DE-CIX, the world's largest internet exchange in terms of peak traffic. With the opening of FRA7 Interxion recently added more than 1,500 sqm of new equipped data centre space to its Frankfurt campus. The new facility meets the growing demands of customers who will benefit from Interxion's "Connectivity Hub" making Interxion Frankfurt the logical choice for connectivity-intensive companies, particularly in the digital media, financial services, and cloud service segments.
As of 1 July, companies can sign up online at the Interxion website and apply for a free trial period for the new Cloud Test Lab.
Interxion (NYSE: INXN) is a leading provider of carrier-neutral colocation data centre services in Europe, serving a wide range of customers through 29 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 over 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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