Cloud provider Enter Announces Enhanced Connectivity at Its Milan Data Center Campus

Enter, a European network and cloud provider focused on providing connectivity, data center and Internet solutions throughout Europe, the U.S. and Asia-Pacific, has announced enhanced connectivity capabilities at its Milan Caldera data center campus with the addition of its neutral interconnection facility, MIL2.   

An expansion of Enter’s existing MIL1 data center, MIL2 is purpose-built to facilitate “cost-effective” cross-connects to a multitude of carriers and content providers via its Meet-Me Room (MMR). Enter’s MIL1 and MIL2 data centers would provide a reliable environment for telco colocation, with redundant power distribution and a generator that provides the facility with at least five days of backup power at full load for business continuity.

Leveraging Enter’s expansive backbone and metro dark fiber network, MIL2 customers can access hundreds of networks within the Milan Caldera campus and “seamlessly” connect to additional local network providers and remote facilities in the Milan area. Additionally, nearby landing points in Bari and Palermo would enable access to submarine cables Southeast Asia-Middle East-Western Europe 5 (SEA-ME-WE 5) and Asia-Africa-Europe (AAE-1) by way of Enter’s strategic provider partnerships.

“We expanded our neutral interconnection facility to provide customers with cost-effective, reliable interconnection opportunities,” said Milko Ilari, Head of International Business & Strategy, Enter. “Located in one of Italy’s key connectivity and fiber hubs, our Milan Caldera data centers offer a strategic and cost-effective alternative to Frankfurt and Marseille. In addition to serving as a bridge for operators looking to expand their reach to or within Western Europe, MIL2 is also designed to accommodate unique project requirements as well as facilitate mutually beneficial partnerships amongst our customers.”

OCP Deployment

Enter recently deployed an Open Compute Project (OCP) hardware solution for Enter Cloud Suite (ECS) in its MIL2 data center. The OCP was launched by Facebook and provides an open source design for servers, racks and data center facilities, “lowering vendor lock-in and increasing community participation in data centers.” By adopting OCP, companies can reduce CAPEX and OPEX, while driving innovation through the incremental contribution of the open source community.

Enter Cloud Suite (ECS) is an OpenStack-based cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution. With one connection to Enter, small to mid-size communication service providers can expand their network footprint and reach all of Europe’s leading IXs. In addition to ECS, Enter also offers colocation, Ethernet and Internet access services, Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), dark fiber, and data center services at its MIL2 data center.

Enter’s IP backbone spans Europe’s largest Points of Presence (PoPs) – Frankfurt, Amsterdam, London, Paris, Madrid, Stockholm, Brussels, Vienna, Prague and Budapest, as well as the U.S. (New York) and Far East (Hong Kong) to serve companies in Europe, North America and APAC.