Digital Realty Trust, Inc, a global provider of data center and colocation solutions, has partnered with ComputeNext, a provider of cloud service marketplace technology, to create its Digital Realty Global Cloud Marketplace (GCM). The initial slate of cloud hosting service providers participating in the GCM includes IBM SoftLayer, Internap, Interoute, GoGrid, and SingleHop.
The new cloud hosting marketplace will offer Digital Realty clients of all sizes easy access from Digital Realty‘s global portfolio of networked data centers to a cloud brokerage, enabling instant provisioning of on-demand, burstable cloud services from cloud hosting service providers, such as cloud servers, cloud storage, and cloud software.
Flexible data center
Digital Realty selected the ComputeNext platform based on its rapid infrastructure deployment and provisioning, and access to a multitude of cloud platforms, products, and services from a single sign-on portal with one support contact and a single point of billing.
“Businesses are seeking a more flexible data center environment, with easier access to a hybrid solution of private, semi-private, and public cloud hosting environments,” said A. William Stein, interim chief executive officer and chief financial officer of Digital Realty. “By partnering with ComputeNext, we now offer access to a one-stop shop for cloud infrastructure services from trusted providers within the Digital Realty Global Cloud Marketplace.”