International CDN (content delivery network) provider G-Core Labs, a company delivering cloud and managed hosting solutions at the edge, has launched a new cloud region in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the sixth region for the G-Core Labs’ public cloud platform. In the near future, the company expects to open 20+ additional locations of cloud presence throughout all continents.
Previously, G-Core Labs had public cloud regions launched in Luxembourg, Ashburn (USA), Singapore, Moscow & Khabarovsk. This public cloud platform would allow users to deploy IT infrastructure of any configuration and capacity in a few minutes. By integrating the cloud with G-Core Labs’ content delivery network, with more than 100 network PoPs around the world, its response time would be up to 30ms. All data processing for this new public cloud region in Amsterdam is carried out in the Netherlands.
“Europe is traditionally one of the main priorities of G-Core Labs, most of the company’s clients are located here,” said Vsevolod Vayner, head of cloud platforms at G-Core Labs. “In this regard, in addition to the public cloud region in Luxembourg, we have now also opened this powerful cloud cluster in Amsterdam, one of the most important economic centers of the Old World, for the convenience of our users. By the end of the year, a cloud region will be launched in Germany as well.”
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IaaS Business Model
In 2020, the G-Core Labs public cloud platform successfully achieved the certification of compliance with the requirements of the PCI DSS 3.2.1 standard in terms of storing, processing and transmitting payment cards data. This would reaffirm G-Core’s high level of security for card users’ personal information in the company’s cloud. This is particularly important in the financial industry, online retail, and any business that accepts card payments.
G-Core Labs cloud services run on Intel Xeon Gold 6152, 6252 and 5220 processors, have up to 1 TB of RAM, as well as SSD and HDD with triple replication.
As part of their Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) business model, the G-Core Labs cloud platform provides the functionality of virtual machines, not limited in capacity, with the options of “fast and seamless” automatic scaling, their load balancer, system backup and data disaster recovery. Clients of G-Core Labs can establish virtual cloud networks in which they can set up private clusters to do necessary computations or isolate a certain set of applications within their own cloud network.
G-Core Labs offers its own AI (artificial intelligence) platform as part of its platform services, or PaaS, that allows users to swiftly design, train, and deploy multiple machine learning models. Auto-deploying Kubernetes clusters for container orchestration and Hadoop-based solutions to handle big data will be added soon, according to G-Core Labs.
G-Corer Labs’ clients include well-known brands in the field of telecommunications, finance, media, software & video games developers and publishers, SaaS service providers and manufacturing companies, such as Avast, Michelin, Wargaming holding (World of Tanks, World of Warships, World of Warplanes), American games publisher RedFox Games, Megaphone, Japanese video game publisher Bandai Namco, and retailers Metro, Lamoda, and Joom.