Swiss IP Network Provider IP-Max Expands into Middle East, Opens PoP in Dubai

IP-Max, a provider of IP network solutions with headquarters and NOC based in Geneva, Switzerland, has added a Dubai point-of-presence (PoP) to its European network. The new network PoP is hosted by Swiss private cloud hosting provider Penta. IP-Max can now offer local access to its network through Penta’s Dubai-based data center.

IP-Max is specializing in low latency network capacity in Switzerland and beyond, connecting internet exchanges across Europe and now the Middle East. The company’s PoPs include Geneva, Zurich, Lausanne, Attinghausen, Lyon, Turin, Paris, London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Stockholm and Moscow, with connections planned for Vienna and Milan.

Free zone: banking & finance

Penta’s Dubai-based data center is located in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)

Penta’s Dubai-based data center is located in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), a federal financial free zone with its own commercial laws specifically tailored to international banking and finance. Penta also has data centers in Geneva, Lausanne, Tokyo and Dubai’s International Media Production Zone.

Penta is a systems integrator specializing in private cloud hosting, founded in 1996 and headquartered in Geneva, with offices in Dubai’s DIFC. Its clients are predominantly in the financial sector and other sensitive industries that require high reliability, data security, regulatory compliance and ensured business continuity.

Joint venture

The Dubai PoP implementation is more than just a supplier/customer contract between Penta and IP-Max. The two companies call it a joint venture.

“Our mutual focus on data protection and security means that we can both offer our customers a uniquely secure cloud hosting package of hosting and network connectivity,” said Penta CEO Farhad Khalilnia. “The possibility of highly encrypted network connections combined with secure data centers in jurisdictions legally protected from unauthorized intrusions make the Penta and IP-Max offer very interesting to businesses that require verifiable confidentiality.”

“As both IP-Max and Penta are Swiss- and Geneva-based companies with expertise in secure IT, the fit makes sense,” said IP-Max joint owner Frederic Gargula. “IP-Max provides low latency secure internet connectivity in nearly a dozen European locations. Penta is a provider of private cloud hosting services for businesses in regulated industries that require audited data security and confidentiality – and they already have offices and facilities in Dubai.”