With Gartner (News - Alert) forecasting that more than $677 billion will be spent on cloud services worldwide over the next three years, and with Western and Eastern Europe predicted to post the highest growth rates between 2013 and 2016, it made perfect sense for SingleHop, which has been pioneering the global IaaS movement, to open shop there.
Accordingly, the provider of hosted IT infrastructure and cloud computing announced plans to open a new data center in Amsterdam to meet growing demand for high quality dedicated and cloud infrastructure from value-added resellers, hosting providers and SMBs around the world.
Slated to open in May, 2013, the Amsterdam facility will be SingleHop's first European location. The 2,000 server-capacity facility will reportedly be top tier, and will expand server capacity by approximately 20 percent.
Also, the data center will be powered by SingleHop's award-winning LEAP3 platform, giving customers complete control over their infrastructure, regardless of data center location and the device used. The security features at the Amsterdam facility will be identical to those found at its U.S. data centers, and all of the company’s current services will be offered through the new data center. In addition, the company claims that it will use 100 percent green energy.
SingleHop chose Amsterdam as it offered a well-connected location, a skilled workforce and a significant number of quality network providers and data centers in the area. By widening its global footprint, the hosted provider is expected to provide access to a wide range of network providers and fiber to the rest of the Europe and the surrounding areas.
"This European data center solidifies our commitment to building a truly global network," said Andy Pace, chief operating officer at SingleHop.
Customers will have the option to choose from SingleHop's services at its data centers in Chicago, Phoenix or Amsterdam. They can reserve server capacity in the new facility by availing SingleHop’s early bird offer. Pre-sale buyers will receive twice the RAM (News - Alert) and bandwidth allocations and a 10 percent discount on base pricing for the first six months.
With clients in 114 countries, three U.S.-based data centers at different locations, and a new facility scheduled to open shortly in Amsterdam, SingleHop provides cloud services to more than 4,000 customers with 10,000+ servers online.
Edited by Brooke Neuman