Capacity increased to support growth in demand for cloud and dedicated hosting services in Europe
San Francisco, CA – April 12, 2011 — FusionStorm — “IT Delivered” — a leading provider of IT consulting, technology solutions and cloud/managed services, announced today that the company has opened a new enterprise data center presence in Amsterdam, Netherlands. FusionStorm selected Amsterdam because of its central location and access to a large number of communications providers meeting customer needs for low latency, diverse connectivity and high network availability.
The new hosting presence allows FusionStorm’s customers to take advantage of its IT Xpress and IT Xpress Cloud enterprise hosting services. This is FusionStorm’s second European data center presence — the first one being located in Frankfurt, Germany.
“This expanded footprint in Europe provides FusionStorm with a strategic advantage as it serves both European customers as well as US companies looking for expanded hosting presence outside the US” said Chris Rogers, FusionStorm General Manager of Managed Services. “It is a testament to our confidence in the growth of cloud hosting and our commitment to delivering the best IT solutions to our customers.”
This new hosting presence aligns with FusionStorm’s growth strategy as reflected by the announcement earlier this year of the general availability of IT Xpress Cloud, an enterprise-ready infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offering. This offering extends FusionStorm’s existing IT Xpress hosted solutions which the company has been delivering to customers since 2005. One of the markets which will be served by this data center presence is MMOG, or massively multiplayer online gaming, which is a key growth vertical for FusionStorm. The company currently serves European MMOG customers out of it’s Frankfurt hosting center.
IT Xpress Cloud combines the reliability, performance and scalability of enterprise-class data center infrastructure with the flexibility and economies of cloud computing. The solution consists of industry-leading private cloud infrastructure software from VMware, enterprise-class data center infrastructure from Cisco, EMC and other industry leaders. FusionStorm also offers Dedicated/Managed Hosting services consisting of physical servers, storage, advanced management services, Hosted Exchange/SharePoint and business continuity services backed by industry-leading support and SLAs.
FusionStorm will deliver the IT Xpress and IT Xpress Cloud services from the Amsterdam data center beginning in June. These hosting services are available today from other FusionStorm data centers in the U.S. and Europe.
FusionStorm – “IT Delivered” – is a national provider of IT consulting, technology solutions and 24×7 cloud/managed services for enterprises of all sizes. The company assists organizations by providing complete solutions for system infrastructure, storage, networking, voice-over-IP communications, security, database, disaster recovery, managed hosting, cloud computing and managed services, both onsite and in FusionStorm data centers.
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