Magnet and Interxion join forces to increase focus on supporting the Government cloud

16 Aug 2012

Magnet's Joe Lavin with Interxion Ireland's Tanya Duncan

Fibre communications provider Magnet has forged a new alliance with data centre firm Interxion to help Magnet meet continued demand for its cloud-based telephony services and increasing Irish Government contracts.

The deal will also include the provision of a flexible and secure infrastructure to further develop its business. Magnet already has an extensive network with Interxion, which has expanded over the last four years.

The Magnet environment hosted within Interxion’s two data centres in Dublin incorporate core routing technology supporting Magnet’s Government, enterprise and residential customers.

With its cloud-based telephony services seeing substantial growth in the past 24 months, and an increase in Government contracts, this key location enables Magnet to provide the robust services that its customers require.

“We have grown with Interxion because they provide the highest level of availability, scalability and connectivity we need to guarantee the best possible service to our customers,” said Joe Lavin, head of Marketing & Product Management, Magnet Networks.

“Our experience with Interxion over the past four years has confirmed its level of expertise, professionalism and responsiveness, making every effort to meet and surpass the challenges and expectations associated with providing superior quality service to our customers. Also, the low latency, response time sensitivity of voice communications requires our infrastructure to be located in a high connectivity DC location like Interxion.”

Interxion’s Dublin data centres provide Magnet with opportunities to flexibly scale its business, as it provides direct connectivity to more than 25 carriers and internet service providers. 

From an operational perspective, the Interxion Dublin hub also offers high levels of security, uninterruptable power supply, cooling, fire detection and prevention and operational support to guarantee 24/7 availability of Magnet services.

“We are extremely pleased that Magnet has further expanded in our data centres in Dublin, adding to our growing cloud community,” said Tanya Duncan, managing director, Interxion Ireland. 

“Our many growing relationships with customers continues to prove Interxion as a location of choice. It also demonstrates that we have an excellent track record of working with the most demanding service providers, each of whom require premium data centre services as well as access to our extensive and growing carrier community.”

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