Tuesday, October 17, 2017


Equinix’s Silicon Valley data centre turns PoP for IaaS player servicing Airbus



Data centre at the ‘epicenter of technology innovation’ ailed as key enabler to $203bn cloud services market.

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider Outscale has opened a point-of-presence (PoP) at Equinix’s San Jose data centre in California.

The presence is the company’s fourth in the US alone and ninth location worldwide.

Outscale said the reason behind the investment was the growing demand for cloud computing infrastructure services by its customers.

In addition, the provider is aiming at what IDC estimates will be a market where worldwide spending on public Cloud services is expected to eclipse $203.4bn worldwide in 2020, with the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for public Cloud services to be 21.5% for the period 2015-2020.

“This is nearly seven times the overall growth rate of IT spending, signaling a clear demand for cloud services,” the company highlights.

Founded in 2010 in France, Outscale has built its cloud with infrastructure based on Intel, NetApp and Cisco technologies, and holds the Cisco Managed Services Program (CMSP) Advanced Certification.

Some of its partners, which are using its cloud platform include partner Dassault Systemes, Airbus and OpenDataSoft.

Outscale Founder and President, Laurent Seror, said: “Since we opened our doors in 2010, we have committed to helping our customers harness the power of Cloud Computing by providing a premium, enterprise-class IaaS and unparalleled customer support.

“As the epicenter of technology innovation, Silicon Valley is a logical choice as we expand our presence in the United States to meet our customers’ needs.”

Outscale US CEO Rob Rosborough, said: “The expansion to Silicon Valley allows us to get closer to many of our customers, as we help them embark upon their Cloud journeys and maximize their investments.”