Ikoula, a French company specializing in ICT hosting, dedicated servers and cloud hosting services, founded in 1998, has extended its private cloud offerings to the United States. Already well established in France with two data centers, the company is stepping up its international expansion strategy.
In parallel, Ikoula launched its public cloud facility for Europe in August, starting in Germany and continuing with rollout in the Netherlands in September. Ikoula has also kicked off its international expansion by launching new private and public clouds in Singapore.
As a result, Ikoula customers will be able to choose between different geographical zones for their cloud hosting, allowing them to be as close as possible to their end users in order to make applications more rapidly accessible and provide an enhanced user experience.
In the coming weeks, Ikoula will also be launching a wiki: a community knowledge-sharing website. This site will serve as a directory for all manner of information connected with cloud hosting solutions, complete with technical advice, best practices and also tutorials. It will be available in several languages, including English.
The cloud hosting provider has chosen to work with local partners, most notably telecoms providers, in order to benefit from the quality of their infrastructures for bandwidth and server colocation. In addition to the support available in several languages, each new client will be assigned a specific Project Account Manager in order to facilitate their project’s development.
“Trust is key to the success of any hoster,” said Jules-Henri Gavetti, co-founder and CEO of Ikoula. “Our wish is to preserve the local relationship that we’ve always maintained with our clients, and our international development allows us to offer them improved support while at the same time retaining the human aspect that has been vital to our success so far.”