Data center provider Interxion and Infrastructure as a Service platform provider OnApp have teamed up for CloudPOD, a package for the rapid test and launch of new IaaS cloud services. The CloudPOD is available in partnership with Dell and Custom Connect, and gives service providers a turnkey way to deploy ready-to-run clouds at Interxion data centers across Europe, reducing time to market for new cloud services.
“With Interxion we’re making it easier than ever to bring new clouds online, by combining the OnApp platform with best-of-breed hardware, hosting and connectivity services,” said Ditlev Bredahl, CEO of OnApp. “With data centers in 11 countries, and a choice of Connectivity providers, the Interxion CloudPOD is particularly attractive to large hosts and telcos looking for an easy way to expand their cloud footprint in Europe.”
CloudPOD is an attempt to cut out the complexity and time it normally takes to launch an enterprise-grade cloud platform or launch into new geographies. For those looking to launch such services in Europe, it’s a turnkey way to do so. This complete cloud management system enables service providers to offer high availability service-level agreements (SLA) and can be delivered at any of Interxion’s 36 data centers in 11 European countries.
“The cloud market is crowded with various providers vying for service superiority and market share, with many providers uncertain about how their cloud will perform,” said Jelle Frank van der Zwet, Interxion’s Cloud Marketing Manager. “To help service providers improve their service development and stay competitive, CloudPOD ensures they can instantly deploy a new cloud service when and where it’s market-ready.”
Service providers can try it out for free before they buy at the CloudPOD Test Lab in Interxion’s City of London data center campus. It’s a way to familiarize and test different scenarios and integrations. After testing, service providers can launch via Interxion’s Cloud Hubs, a community of hosting, infrastructure providers, hyper scale platforms, systems integrators, software providers and networks.