CloudSigma, a pure-cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider with cloud hosting offerings both in Europe and the U.S., has expanded its public cloud to the DRFortress data center in Honolulu, Hawaii. With the data center’s proximity to Asia, both CloudSigma and its U.S.-based customers will now have easier access and faster expansion to the APAC market.
CloudSigma’s DRFortress location will be fully compatible with all of CloudSigma’s other cloud locations, which include Silicon Valley, Miami, Washington D.C. and Switzerland, and will be accessible via CloudSigma’s WebApp. As such, current CloudSigma customers that expand to the Hawaiian cloud hosting location would see no change in the way they manage their cloud servers and reap the benefits of improved latency performance and redundancy in the region.
“Partnering with CloudSigma was a strategic decision,” said Fred Rodi, President, DRFortress. “After testing the platform against competing providers, we knew from the onset that having CloudSigma colocated within our data center would be a huge selling point for our customers. Having a cloud like CloudSigma’s that breaks down common deployment barriers readily-available in our data center, offers our customers and channel partners the ability to incorporate cloud-delivered infrastructure, all within the trusted environment of the DRFortress data center.”
Based in Honolulu, the DRFortress data center houses a dense concentration of IP carriers in Hawaii, including AT&T, Clearwire, Hawaiian Telcom, Oceanic Time Warner Cable, CenturyLink, and tw telecom.
“By leveraging DRFortress’ geographic location and existing customer base, CloudSigma has strong potential for growth in the U.S., Asia and beyond,” said Robert Jenkins, CEO, CloudSigma. “By granting DRFortress customers and channel partners easy access to a flexible, customer-centric cloud hosting environment, we’re able to further cloud adoption while also growing their customer base.”