Cloud Storage Firm #Wasabi Adds European Data Center in Amsterdam

‘Hot’ cloud storage company Wasabi has planned to open its first European data center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands coming December. With the addition of its latest data center, Wasabi will make its international debut outside the US. Wasabi promises to offer European customers low cost, low latency and high performance cloud storage services.

With its newest data center opening, Wasabi enables high-speed exchange between Wasabi storage and customer compute resources with multiple public and private interconnect options. Wasabi’s data centers provide public cloud connections via multiple and redundant 10 Gbps interfaces in either U.S. East (Ashburn, VA) or U.S. West (Hillsboro, OR) locations, and the new Amsterdam data center opening coming December.

Wasabi chose to house its data center operation inside the Amsterdam Science Park facility, one of Europe’s most dense networking hubs which would ensure the best possible route choices, and low latency to EU markets. The Science Park facility is home to the world’s top mobile networks and service enablers, social media and video sites, cloud companies, advertising businesses and electronic traders.

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“Over 20 percent of our business comes from outside the United States despite not yet having opened our first international data center,” said David Friend, CEO of Wasabi. “Our recent $68 million capital raise was specifically aimed at enabling Wasabi’s global expansion to serve the rapidly growing customer demand for our hot cloud storage services. Amsterdam is the perfect initial location to establish our presence in the EU, and is the first of several planned international data center expansions to take place over the next 12-18 months.”

Wasabi’s Direct Connect option enables private connectivity into Wasabi’s data centers, delivering a ‘high-speed’ (N x 1 or 10 Gbps) private secure connection from an on-premises data center or colocation site directly to Wasabi. Wasabi also supports the termination of AWS Direct Connect allowing companies to connect their AWS resources to Wasabi using AWS Direct Connect (available in N x 1 or 10 Gbps speeds).