Canadian cloud hosting provider, VEXXHOST, has selected Interxion’s densely connected colocation data center in Amsterdam. After announcing their Amsterdam cloud region last October, the company has now completed the deployment of their OpenStack-based public, private and hybrid cloud solutions in Amsterdam.
The selection of Interxion as the primary data center provider in EMEA would enable VEXXHOST to rapidly scale public and private hybrid solutions across Europe and help its customers directly address data gravity challenges.
The implementation in Interxion’s highly connected Amsterdam data center hub, a key center of data exchange on Digital Realty’s PlatformDIGITAL, marks the establishment of the first European public cloud region for VEXXHOST. Similar to its other public cloud regions, the new Amsterdam region will run on the latest OpenStack release and “industry-leading” hardware.
“The widespread adoption of cloud services has risen steadily over the past few years, and since the onset of the global health pandemic, demand for the cloud has skyrocketed,” said Mohammed Naser, CEO of VEXXHOST. “With Interxion and PlatformDIGITAL, we have the flexibility and foundational infrastructure we need to meet this increased demand for our cloud services as well as increased bandwidth to focus on growing our managed IT solutions and consultancy services in parallel.”
290 Data Centers
Building the new cloud zone on PlatformDIGITAL will enable VEXXHOST and Digital Realty customers to interconnect distributed global workflows within a rich connected data community across 290 colocation data centers in 24 countries.
“We’re very excited to be working closely with VEXXHOST to help solve the global coverage, capacity and connectivity needs of its customers at the heart of a rich connected community in EMEA that is optimized for open data exchange,” said Jeff Tapley, Managing Director at Interxion. “Data volume is exploding, and IDC projects that global data creation will grow to an astounding 180 zettabytes by 2025. This is particularly apparent in Europe. Our Data Gravity Index DGx, which measures the creation, aggregation and private exchange of enterprise data across 53 global metros, found that the volume of data being created and exchanged between European cities is greater than anywhere else in the world. As a result, businesses are under growing pressure to quickly and efficiently deliver services at scale to a geographically dispersed customer base.”