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June 09, 2011

Interxion Unveils Cloud Computing Focused Alliance at Conference

By Carrie Schmelkin, TMCnet Web Editor


Data center and colocation provider Interxion (News - Alert) may be a European leader, spanning 11 countries in 13 cities, but it certainly made its mark at Cloud Expo East 2011 this week in New York City.

This week, the leading European provider of carrier-neutral colocation data center services announced a cloud computing-focused data center alliance with CoreSite (News - Alert), a U.S. provider of powerful, network-rich data centers. The partnership allows Interxion to address the dual-continent demand from cloud companies looking for data center space in Europe and the U.S. as well as cloud customers of both companies looking to expand internationally, according to company officials.

Another benefit of the transatlantic cloud data center alliance is that it helps mitigate the risk and challenges involved with international data center sourcing between Europe and the U.S. with Interxion and CoreSite providing a seamless sourcing process and similar cloud-optimized peering/network access and colocation environments, officials added. 

The alliance also offers a solution for latency problems.

“At a certain stage, latency becomes very important,” Jelle Frank van der Zwet, marketing manager at Interxion, told TMCnet at Cloud Expo. “Cloud addresses the issues of latency.”

van der Zwet noted that in a study conducted at the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona, researchers found that 60 percent of mobile payments that are attempted to be made are dropped during the final stage. Alliance’s like Interxion’s can help reduce latency errors.

The agreement will also help bring together infrastructure (IaaS), platform (PaaS) and software as a service (SaaS (News - Alert)) providers, as well as system integrators and network providers. Both companies also offer cloud test lab and demo environments for cloud providers in pre-launch and enterprises with private clouds in beta in select data centers.

“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. Customers based in the U.S can now move seamlessly into Europe, extending connectivity and presence across the region,” said David Ruberg, CEO of Interxion, in a statement.

During Cloud Expo, van der Zwet also had the chance to talk with TMC's (News - Alert) CEO Rich Tehrani. Click below to watch the interview.