Digital Planet in data centre deal with Interxion to power Cloud Hub

13 Sep 2013

Irish cloud and IT service provider Digital Planet has launched its second Cloud Hub at Interxion’s data centre in Park West, Dublin.

Digital Planet launched the first Cloud Hub in 2010 but faster than expected growth has required an earlier than expected expansion.

“In order to meet demand for our suite of CloudStore products and Enterprise Cloud services, we invested in this second hub 12 months ahead of forecast,” said Digital Planet’s operations director Brian Larkin.

“We are an Enterprise Cloud provider with a consultative-led business approach, which is proving very popular with medium to large enterprise users. All our Data Stores are located in Ireland, which gives us a competitive advantage when it comes to data protection.

“Our consultants and all the 24 x 7 support team are also located in Ireland, which allows us to develop a strong client relationship, with close proximity to support our customer base,” Larkin said.

Growing the cloud

Digital Planet is a 100pc owned subsidiary of HiberniaEvros Technology Group. In 2010, some €2m was invested in the latest server, storage and deployment technology to allow businesses direct access to manage and deploy their own dedicated and virtual environments.

The year 2013 sees the launch of a second Cloud Hub, which involves a 24 x 7 manned support desk with full monitoring and alerting available on the infrastructure.

Tanya Duncan, managing director of Interxion Ireland, which is part of the Europe-wide Interxion data centre network, said it was a major vote of confidence in the Dublin operation.

“With enterprises migrating more and more of their workloads to centrally managed cloud computing platforms, the dependency on the underlying data centre, compute and network infrastructure increases,” Duncan said.

“Interxion continues to enable service providers, such as Digital Planet, to deliver enterprise-based solutions to the Irish and UK markets, by providing reliable, scalable and well-connected data centre services.”

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John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years