INTERXION HOLDING NV (NYSE: INXN), a leading European provider of carrier-neutral colocation data center services, announced today at Cloud Expo East that it is launching a new Cloud Test Lab based on Eucalyptus. Eucalyptus Systems provides the most widely deployed, on-premise cloud computing platform for web 2.0 businesses, enterprises, and government organizations. This Test Lab is developed for enterprises and systems integrators looking to deploy private and hybrid cloud environments, a topic that Eucalyptus CEO Marten Mickos and Interxion Director Cloud Segment Vincent in‘t Veld will discuss during the Cloud Expo East session “ The World According to Cloud” on Tuesday, June 12 at 1:35 p.m.
The Eucalyptus-based Cloud Test Lab is located at Interxion’s Frankfurt Data Center Campus and provides a free, turnkey, proof-of-concept environment combining industry-leading software, connectivity, systems and colocation capabilities. Test Lab users will be able to create Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) environments to rapidly build, develop and trial cloud services with best-in-class performance guarantees.
Eucalyptus maintains high-fidelity performance with the Amazon Web Services (AWS) API, enabling Cloud Test Lab customers to build and test a hybrid cloud deployment, and move workloads between the Test Lab and the AWS cloud. This model is particularly well-suited for companies in the digital media and gaming sectors that start a service in a public cloud environment, and later look to move stable workloads into their private cloud to improve performance and lower costs.
“Enterprises across Europe are looking to the cloud to accelerate their high priority business initiatives,” said Paul Holt, Vice President of EMEA Sales at Eucalyptus. “Through its work with Eucalyptus, Interxion is providing customers with an open, scalable and secure Test Lab for AWS-compatible clouds. Customers can easily test how applications and services perform in the cloud, and more rapidly deliver high-quality applications to the market.”