SoftLayer stated that it will be investing around $75 million for the next two years in the new data center, the European headquarters as well as the new network PoPs in Amsterdam, London, and Frankfurt.
The web hosting provider first made the announcement that that it picked Amsterdam to open its European headquarters in along with the first data center. The web hosting company also named Jonathan Wisler general manager for its European Operations.
The web hosting company’s new and old clients from all across Europe will now be able to use those new capabilities that will be launched officially at the beginning of November. The European clients will also have an easier access to orders of SoftLayer’s portfolio of cloud, dedicated, and managed hosting solutions.
“This launch strengthens our foothold across Europe by bringing our services closer to our existing and expanding customer base,” said Lance Crosby, CEO for SoftLayer. “Proximity to our customers is crucial to driving innovation and improving a better end-user experience. Currently more than 50 percent of our business is done outside North America. Our continued expansion into international markets gives our customers more control and flexibility in the way they manage and build out their cloud infrastructures and services.”
The launching of the data center in Amsterdam will bring SoftLayer to having 13 data centers and 16 PoPs worldwide.
Everyone of the data centers works independently and has distinct and redundant resources, as well as fully integrated with all SoftLayer data centers.
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