Telehouse, a global colocation provider, has announced the launch of cloud services within its Frankfurt data center. The infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud hosting platform, called Telecloud, will be offered in conjunction with Telehouse’s parent company KDDI.
The Telecloud platform is targeted at companies of all sizes with mission critical applications. As some companies still remain cautious when it comes to data security and the legal framework of cloud hosting services, Telehouse guarantees that all data will remain physically stored in Germany, within its Frankfurt data center. Telecloud has already been brought to market in several international Telehouse data center locations, including France, United Kingdom, China and Japan.
For the launch of Telehouse’s cloud solution in Germany, the colocation provider will initially introduce an on-demand platform that requires virtual access to cloud-based infrastructure without managing the systems themselves. From January 2014 the cloud hosting service will be extended with the introduction of a cloud hosting portal that enables customers to build their own virtual data center via a self-provisioning function. Telehouse together with its parent company KDDI will be responsible for the physical infrastructure and its operation.
Cloud market Germany in 2014: +39%
According to the forecast of the German Internet Foundation BITKOM cloud computing revenues in Germany will advance by 47% to 7.8 billion euro during this year and continue to grow by 39% in 2014 to 10.8 billion euro. Launching the Telecloud portfolio into the rapidly progressing cloud market of Germany is in line with the company’s international business strategy to offer a pan-European cloud service.
“Telehouse is now a data center and IaaS provider all under one roof,” said Dr. Béla Waldhauser, Chief Executive Officer of Telehouse Deutschland GmbH. “On this basis a gradual migration to a virtual infrastructure becomes much more viable. This differentiates us from the rest of the market by allowing our customers to adopt a hybrid strategy without comprising on security, connectivity and efficiency.”
Established in 1988, Telehouse provides global colocation and cloud hosting services, connectivity and managed ICT solutions. Telehouse is the data center subsidiary of Japanese corporation KDDI, a $45 billion Global Fortune 300 telecommunications and systems integration provider.