First Mission-critical, Scale-Out DBaaS Now on the European Continent
AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands – Oct 16, 2012 – Today at GigaOm’s Structure Europe, Clustrix, the scale-out SQL database for Big Data applications, announced a new relationship with Equinix, the global interconnection and data center company. Clustrix selected Equinix as a data center provider to meet the growing demand for its MySQL-compatible, scale-out database from its European installed base, new customers, and cloud partners.
Equinix’s Amsterdam data center is the ideal venue for Clustrix’s Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) debut in Europe. Equinix’s co-location data center services and world-class security combined with low-latency access of Clustrix’s mission-critical, high-performance DBaaS is an ideal solution for fast growing companies in Europe.
“With more than one-third of our customers and strategic cloud partners located in Europe, the Equinix infrastructure is a natural fit for the deployment and delivery of Clustrix’s DBaaS,” said Roland Schmidt, Sr. Director of Business Development at Clustrix.
“Equinix is pleased to be working with Clustrix to expand its reach to European customers and cloud partners. By deploying innovative new services from Equinix hubs, Clustrix is taking advantage of a confluence of bandwidth providers and complementary cloud services to meet the needs of European customers, expand its global reach, and scale rapidly in line with growing customer demand,” said Lane Patterson, CTO at Equinix.
The Equinix relationship is a foundational element of Clustrix’s scale-out SQL solution for Big Data applications around the globe. As part of the Equinix ecosystem, Europe-based Clustrix customers can scale-out their services while simultaneously reaping the benefits of stable pricing. Amsterdam’s emergence as Europe’s leading location for hosting, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and cloud presence facilitates global expansion of Clustrix’s customer relationships and strategic partnerships, such as that with GoGrid, which deploys its cloud at Equinix in Amsterdam. This enables Clustrix’s DBaaS presence in GoGrid’s Amsterdam cloud with the same proximity, low latency, high performance, and superior SLA delivery as in GoGrid’s San Francisco-based cloud.
With Equinix’s worldwide and world-class data center reach, Clustrix rapidly extends the deployment and delivery of its DBaaS in Amsterdam today and wherever business demand dictates in the future. For mission-critical DBaaS needs on an infrastructure commensurate with the levels of quality, reliability and availability enterprise customers require, read more at www.clustrix.com.