CloudVPS launches European OpenStack IaaS platform of the future


Rotterdam, September 14, 2017 – CloudVPS, one of the largest Dutch independent IaaS providers, has today launched the OpenStack platform of the future. This new public cloud platform utilizes state-of-the-art technology, complimented by CloudVPS services based on its many years of OpenStack experience. The platform has been developed in collaboration with Dell EMC, Mirantis and Equinix. The first customers have already gone live using the new OpenStack platform.

CloudVPS was the first independent cloud provider in Europe to embrace OpenStack, a collection of open source components (compute, storage and networking) that companies can use to develop their public, private and hybrid cloud applications. Today, thousands of customers and channel partners use CloudVPS’ current OpenStack platform to build and offer their applications to end users. In collaboration with Mirantis, Dell EMC and Equinix, CloudVPS has now developed the new OpenStack IaaS platform of the future, to be rolled out across the Netherlands, Belgium, iFrance, Germany and the United Kingdom. The CloudVPS OpenStack platform is unique in Europe, offering businesses, SaaS vendors and developers the freedom and ease of setting up their own cloud environment.

Chris de Jongh, CEO CloudVPS: “We are very proud of what we have achieved as a team. The power and innovation of this platform is unprecedented. To name a few things: OpenStack Mitaka version, fully programmable infrastructure, full SSD technology, redundancy in all layers of the platform, data is by default copied three times and stored in at least two availability zones in the Netherlands, unlimited data traffic and, of course, extensive support through our help desk. We are able to offer these cloud services at a very good price/performance ratio. The new platform has been established in close cooperation with our business partners Dell EMC, Mirantis and Equinix. They have made a significant contribution in terms of design, implementation and support.”

Iko Saadhoff, CTO Mirantis: "CloudVPS is one of the first providers to offer our Mirantis Cloud Platform at this scale, and its flexible, continuously-delivered software is already accelerating competitive advantage for CloudVPS. Over the last few months, our teams have collaborated very closely, and Mirantis is impressed with the knowledge and experience of the team at CloudVPS. With such a strong team, CloudVPS will certainly offer an exceptional experience for their OpenStack platform customers.”

Michiel Eielts, Managing Director Benelux Equinix: "Equinix data centers have been hosting CloudVPS cloud services for many years. We are actively supporting CloudVPS to further expand its current OpenStack clientele in the Netherlands and Belgium to other countries. In doing so, we facilitate the expansion of OpenStack resources to our data centers in, for example, Frankfurt, Paris and London. In addition, we can provide low latency connectivity worldwide to the CloudVPS OpenStack environment.”

Dell EMC Director Global Compute & Networking Leon Gelderblom says: “As preferred supplier of data center switches, computing and storage nodes, Dell EMC has deployed its innovative technology. We have been able to maximize the availability and performance via a thoughtful design with CloudVPS engineers.”

CloudVPS immediately offers new OpenStack services via its website and invites companies to test this innovative platform for free.