Interxion’s Cloud Connect links with City Network’s City Cloud

09 May 2017 | Alan Burkitt-Gray

City Cloud, City Networks’ OpenStack-based public infrastructure, has joined Interxion’s Cloud Connect platform.

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Interxion said that this move enables customers to extend their network with high speed and secure connections to City Cloud points of presence in Interxion’s Stockholm, London and Frankfurt campuses.

City Network is a European provider of IT infrastructure services, with public, private and hybrid cloud solutions based on OpenStack from more than 20 data centres around the world.

Interxion’s director of strategy and marketing, Vincent in ’t Veld, said: "The addition of City Cloud to our Cloud Connect platform further increases the value to our customers who want to build and operate high performance hybrid IT solutions from our colocation facilities using City Cloud’s OpenStack infrastructure."

By connecting to City Connect through the Cloud Connect platform, Interxion customers will have a reliable and high performance VPN connection to City Cloud.

At the same time, this enables enterprises to easily maintain fully redundant infrastructure and build systems that span multiple service providers across Europe. City Cloud customers can also take advantage of the Cloud Connect platform and gain access to other cloud service providers available on the platform, said the company.

Johan Christenson, CEO and founder of City Network, said: "Customers can now access City Cloud throughout Interxion’s footprint and beyond using cloud services from City Cloud and other Cloud Connect partners. This will enable multi-cloud strategies, and is ideal for organisations who are subject to regulatory requirements for data sovereignty and security."

City Cloud said it can ensure that customers comply with demands originating from specific laws and regulations concerning auditing, reputability, data handling and data security such as Basel and Solvency.

Last month Interxion expanded Cloud Connect to its Marseille campus and City Network expanded its City Cloud service to Dubai, its first move to the Middle East.

Topics: Cloud, Interxion, City Networks, OpenStack, City Cloud, Stockholm, London, Frankfurt