Leading European provider of carrier-neutral co-location data centre services Interxion has joined the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF), the body established to promote trust, security and transparency within the cloud sector.
The partnership illustrates Interxion’s dedication to the cloud and support in achieving a common standard of best practice within the IT industry.
Interxion operates Cloud Hubs in 13 of Europe’s leading metropolitan areas. Its Cloud Hubs provide the optimum environment for cost-effective development, launch and management of successful cloud-based services for both enterprises and service providers.
Recent research conducted by Vanson Bourne on behalf of the Cloud Industry Forum found 48pc of UK companies have adopted some form of cloud-based services and 85pc of the respondents stated they expect their adoption of cloud-based services to increase over the next 12 months.
Greg McCulloch, UK managing director, Interxion, said, “The rapid adoption of cloud computing has seen cloud-based services become a central part of business strategy, with its ability to deliver flexibility and drive down cost being two of the main benefits for end users.
“This partnership further reflects our commitment to the cloud and more importantly our cloud-based customers. We very much look forward to working with CIF and helping them to succeed in delivering a credible and certifiable code of practice for the cloud industry, as well as bringing business, consumers and suppliers of cloud services closer together in a trusted and sustainable marketplace.”
Andy Burton, chairman of the Cloud Industry Forum, said the welcoming of the first co-location data centre provider is a major milestone for the Cloud Industry Forum as it expands its market reach.
“The active participation of organisations like Interxion re-emphasises the commitment of key players in the market for clear best practice,” Burton said. “Interxion’s support will be much appreciated in future developments of the code of practice and our market education activity. Interxion’s Cloud Hubs show real innovation, and we very much look forward to working with them to further increase the adoption of cloud-based services.”