It has been a busy week for public cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider CloudSigma. After announcing an expansion of its public cloud into data centers in Silicon Valley and Miami, the cloud services provider has now expanded to the DRFortress data center in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Earlier in the week, CloudSigma also expanded its connections by signing onto the Equinix Cloud Exchange interconnect solution. And with the addition of the Honolulu data center, it seems like executives at the company are hoping for some working vacations. Or, more likely, CloudSigma has bigger plans that have yet to be fully unveiled.
In its announcement, CloudSigma hinted at future expansion into the Asia-Pacific market, and the off-continent state is ideally positioned for use as a launching point into that market.
According to CloudSigma, the DRFortress location is fully compatible with its other locations in Silicon Valley; Miami; Washington, D.C.; and Switzerland. It also will be accessible via CloudSigma's WebApp. For customers interested in the Honolulu location, CloudSigma noted they will see no change in the way they currently manage their cloud servers and also will get the benefits of improved latency performance and redundancy in the region.
"Over the last few years, we've developed strong partnerships with our data center providers and it's fueled new opportunities for our customers, including our hybrid hosting offering," said Robert Jenkins, CEO of CloudSigma, in a prepared statement. "Our relationship with DRFortress is no different, and by leveraging its geographic location and existing customer base, CloudSigma has strong potential for growth in the U.S., Asia and beyond. By granting DRFortress customers and channel partners easy access to a flexible, customer-centric cloud, we're able to further cloud adoption while also growing their customer base."
CloudSigma also boasts some Asia-Pacific customers, even without a data center in the region. Expanding to Hawaii is a chance to expand its reach while also, one would assume, making plans to expand to a data center somewhere in Asia.