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.
“Our enterprise 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.