1&1 IONOS, a European cloud services provider, has announced that it is to open its first UK-based data centre and sales office to expand and enhance the availability of its Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution, Enterprise Cloud.
The new data centre will be
housed at Virtus Data Centre’s Stockley Park facility near London Heathrow
airport and promises to provide an additional availability zone dedicated to
cater to the needs of UK customers.
The facility is to host
specialist server hardware, custom-designed in Germany, to handle the
requirements of 1&1 IONOS
Enterprise Cloud business customers.
The 1&1 IONOS Enterprise Cloud is an advanced
IaaS platform for enterprise-class cloud computing, offering secure, reliable
and flexible solutions for corporate clients – including live vertical
upscaling and the dedicated power of a physical computing core mapped a hundred
percent to a vCPU. The use of networking communications standard InfiniBand is
said to allow for transmission rates
of up to 80 Gbit/s.
As part of its expansion in the UK market, a new sales office
in London will also provide localised personal sales consulting, professional
services and technical support to 1&1 IONOS
Enterprise customers in the UK, as well as offering tailored proofs-of-concept
to prospective clients.
“The UK is a vital customer
base for 1&1 IONOS, and has
been since we entered the market here in 2001. Our announcement is part of a
renewed commitment to our existing and future UK customers to better serve
their needs,” comments Achim Weiss, CEO of 1&1 IONOS.
customers have different requirements for their cloud infrastructure than the
individual user, and therefore our new data centre and sales office will ensure
that we provide the best possible service to those looking for an optimal
business cloud solution.”
With the UK expansion,
1&1 IONOS Enterprise Cloud is
now operating in five availability zones, with data centres in the USA and
Europe that adhere to the highest European security and data protection guidelines.
The new data centre and
sales office launch comes following the 1&1 IONOS rebrand – where 1&1 and
ProfitBricks joined forces to form the new united brand.