Interxion Holding NV, a European-based provider of carrier-neutral colocation data center services has announced a cloud computing-focused data center alliance with CoreSite, a U.S. provider of powerful, network-rich data centers. The alliance addresses dual-continent demand from cloud companies looking for data center space in Europe and the U.S. as well as cloud customers of both companies looking to expand internationally. The transatlantic cloud data center alliance reduces the risk and challenges involved with international data center sourcing between Europe and the U.S. with Interxion and CoreSite providing a seamless sourcing process and similar cloud-optimised peering/network access and colocation environments.

A leading information communication technology analysts firm, The 451 Group, expects the cloud computing industry (including SaaS) to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 24 percent, reaching $16.7B in the year 2013. CoreSite and Interxion address this demand with 1.8 million sq ft in key cloud computing markets such as Amsterdam, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Dublin, Zurich, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, New York, and Northern Virginia, in addition to other European and North American locations. The companies offer similar cloud-optimised data center design, including carrier-neutral, network-dense colocation environments, abundant power, uptime greater than 99.999 percent, and advances in energy efficiency and security.

Additional synergies include the companies’ cloud outreach programmes, Interxion’s Cloud Hub and CoreSite’s CloudCommunity. The cloud outreach programmes bring together infrastructure (IaaS), platform (PaaS) and software as a service (SaaS) providers, as well as system integrators and network providers. Both companies also offer cloud test lab and demo environments for cloud providers in pre-launch and enterprises with private clouds in beta in select data centers.

This alliance will also allow the companies to address the transatlantic demand from the fast-growing digital media and content sectors, which also require high availability and well-connected data center environments for the effective aggregation, management and distribution of on-demand and real-time online content. The companies provide direct access to a range of relevant connectivity partners, including Tier 1 and Tier 2 network service providers, Internet service providers, Europe’s public Internet exchanges and leading content distribution networks.

“As the market for cloud services continues to grow, companies like Interxion and CoreSite represent an ideal way to reach the highest concentrations of consumers on both sides of the Atlantic. Customers based in the U.S can now move seamlessly into Europe, extending connectivity and presence across the region,“ said David Ruberg, chief executive officer, Interxion.

“CoreSite remains focused on cloud computing, facilitating its international development, and capitalising on the revenue opportunities it presents,” commented Thomas M. Ray, CoreSite president and CEO. “The alliance with Interxion ensures a strong international extension for CoreSite and Interxion cloud customers via an efficient and seamless international data center expansion process.”