(Gawkwire) – iland™ Internet Solutions, the global cloud infrastructure provider and VMware Service Provider Partner of the Year Global and Americas 2012, has today launched iland CloudConnect, offering VMware® customers located in TelecityGroup’s UK datacenters a direct connection to iland’s infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud. iland CloudConnect enables enterprises to build cost-effective and flexible hybrid cloud environments by establishing a dedicated network connection from private VMware-based platforms to iland’s cloud.
The direct connection, newly available to TelecityGroup customers wanting to connect into the iland platform, enables reduced network costs, increased bandwidth throughput, and a more consistent network experience than internet-based connections. The service is available immediately for customers based in any of TelecityGroup’s datacenters in the UK. Customers with equipment located in their own office or datacenter can also access the service via the choice of over 400 carriers available in TelecityGroup datacenters.
Gavin Jackson, EMEA Director of Cloud Services & Partners, VMware comments: “As iland’s cloud is a VMware vCloud Powered environment, companies will be able to easily and securely transfer workloads from their private VMware platform while maintaining capacity, service levels, and user access. This is an exciting development for those customers, allowing them to maximize their VMware investment and utilize the benefits of hybrid cloud models. It will enable the flexibility, resource availability and risk reduction that comes with such a solution.”
Dante Orsini, VP Business Development, iland comments: “Hybrid cloud solutions provide organizations with the control and flexibility required to meet the changing demands of their business quickly and effectively. iland CloudConnect allows VMware customers in TelecityGroup’s datacenters to enjoy all of these benefits without needing to reconfigure cross-platform applications or retrain staff. Building upon vCloud’s robust and proven security model, the dedicated connection allows customers to connect at GigE speeds ensuring consistently high performance while migrating workloads to and from the cloud.”
Rob Coupland, TelecityGroup’s UK Managing Director, commented: “The premium levels of connectivity, power, security and resilience we guarantee at our datacenters create the ideal environments for cloud service providers such as iland to grow and flourish. TelecityGroup datacenters enable frictionless partnerships between enterprise, cloud and connectivity providers and we are delighted to be expanding the range of services provided by our customers to each other from within our facilities. By working with expert partners such as iland, TelecityGroup customers benefit from a wide range of enterprise grade cloud and connectivity solutions available locally in the datacenter.”
iland Internet Solutions, VMware’s Service Provider Partner of the Year Global and Americas, provides hosted cloud infrastructure services in North America and Europe that enable customers to leverage enterprise class infrastructure in the form of virtual datacenters with flexible billing and capacity models. Solutions include secure hosted environments for virtual servers and desktops, test and development, cloud-based disaster recovery, and hybrid cloud services to maximize the value of existing VMware based environments. For more information, please visit http://www.iland.com.
ABOUT TELECITYGROUP PLC
TelecityGroup is Europe’s leading provider of premium carrier-neutral data centres, operating facilities in city locations across Europe. TelecityGroup’s data centres provide secure and highly-connected environments for the IT and telecoms equipment that powers the digital economy. Its data centres are enabling environments in which the separate networks that make up the internet meet and where bandwidth intensive applications, content and information are hosted.
TelecityGroup’s customers are the networks and providers of content, applications and data that make up the internet. Customers choose TelecityGroup because of its high-quality infrastructure and service standards, connectivity options and capacity to support their future growth.
VMware is the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable businesses to thrive in the Cloud Era. Customers rely on VMware to help them transform the way they build, deliver and consume Information Technology resources in a manner that is evolutionary and based on their specific needs. With 2011 revenues of $3.77 billion, VMware has more than 350,000 customers and 50,000 partners. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found online at http://www.vmware.com.