This week sees the OpenStack summit travel to Paris and, in an expected Euro-centric show or force, many vendors are using the opportunity to announce European expansion. Today it is the turn of Internap, the infrastructure vendor that has made a name for itself offering both virtual and bare-metal cloud alongside its more traditional colocation and hosting offerings. Internap is something of a granddaddy in the space, having services customers infrastructure needs since back in 1996.
The company has a couple of announcements today, the first being the expansion of its OpenStack-powered AgileCLOUD product to Amsterdam. Internap already offers AgileCLOUD out of its Dallas and Montreal data centers, but this is the first facility on the other side of the Atlantic. The Amsterdam facility includes Internap’s bare-metal servers as well as virtual cloud servers. AgileCLOUD uses all-SSD storage and has a guaranteed Quality of Service level.