August 20, 2014 - 3:45 pm. Posted by Yulia Oleynik
CloudSigma Continues U.S. Cloud Expansion into Honolulu-Based Data Center to Assist Companies Migrating to the Cloud and Strengthen Presence in APAC
Palo Alto, Calif. – August 20, 2014 – Following its recent Silicon Valley and Miami cloud location openings, CloudSigma, a public cloud IaaS provider with advanced hybrid hosting solutions, today announced that it has expanded its public cloud to the DRFortress data center in Honolulu, Hawaii. With the data center’s proximity to Asia, both CloudSigma and its U.S.-based customers will now have easier access and faster expansion to the APAC market. This includes DRFortress’ existing customer base, many of which are expected to combine their on-premise systems or migrate off legacy cloud providers to CloudSigma’s highly-available, fully-scalable cloud.
CloudSigma’s DRFortress location will be fully compatible with all of CloudSigma’s other locations, which include Silicon Valley, Miami, Washington D.C. and Switzerland, and will be accessible via CloudSigma’s WebApp. As such, current CloudSigma customers that expand to the Hawaiian cloud location will see no change in the way they manage their cloud servers and will reap the benefits of improved latency performance and redundancy in the region. DRFortress customers will now have a fully-fledged public cloud offering in the building with access to a network of cloud locations across the U.S. and Europe.
New customers can seamlessly incorporate CloudSigma capacity into their infrastructure strategy due to CloudSigma’s neutral platform approach, which allows for flexible VM sizing, an open software layer running any x86/x64 OS and none of the other deployment restrictions imposed by many competing providers. DRFortress and CloudSigma are also working together to ensure customers are up and running in the cloud as soon as possible through joint cloud training for the DRFortress customers.
“Partnering with CloudSigma was a strategic decision. After testing the platform against competing providers, we knew from the onset that having CloudSigma colocated within our data center would be a huge selling point for our customers,” said Fred Rodi, President, DRFortress. “While, today, it may seem like the cloud is ubiquitous from all the buzz and attention, the reality is that many companies have yet to make the transition. However, having a cloud like CloudSigma’s that breaks down common deployment barriers readily-available in our data center, offers our customers and channel partners the ability to incorporate cloud-delivered infrastructure, all within the trusted environment of the DRFortress data center.”
As CloudSigma continues to expand its global footprint, its presence within the DRFortress Hawaii data center will strengthen its relationships with existing APAC customers while attracting new, Asia-based companies that want to leverage CloudSigma’s U.S. jurisdiction for their U.S. clouds. What’s more, deploying in CloudSigma’s Hawaii-based cloud will allow current customers to better-serve the Asian market with low latency and high-performing compute resources.
“Over the last few years, we’ve developed strong partnerships with our data center providers and it’s fueled new opportunities for our customers, including our hybrid hosting offering,” said Robert Jenkins, CEO, CloudSigma. “Our relationship with DRFortress is no different, and by leveraging its geographic location and existing customer base, CloudSigma has strong potential for growth in the U.S., Asia and beyond. By granting DRFortress customers and channel partners easy access to a flexible, customer-centric cloud, we’re able to further cloud adoption while also growing their customer base.”
Based in Honolulu, DRFortress is Hawaii’s premier managed colocation services provider offering network neutral data center and managed services to companies with mission-critical systems and business continuity plans as well as content creators and distributors, system integrators, carriers, wireless service providers, cable companies and ISPs. The company’s state-of-the-art data center houses the densest concentration of IP carriers in Hawaii, including AT&T, Clearwire, Hawaiian Telcom, Oceanic Time Warner Cable, CenturyLink, and tw telecom.
CloudSigma is a pure-cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider that’s enabling the digital industrial economy through its highly-available, flexible, enterprise-class hybrid cloud servers and cloud hosting solutions, both in Europe and the U.S. CloudSigma is the most customizable cloud provider on the market, giving customers full control over their cloud and eliminating restrictions on how users deploy their computing resources. With CloudSigma, customers can provision processing, storage, networks and other fundamental computing resources as they please, as well as extend private networks out of existing infrastructure and elastically into CloudSigma’s IaaS cloud to create easy to manage and transparent hybrid cloud solutions. For more information, please visit www.CloudSigma.com or find the company on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+.
Meredith L. Eaton