This week, managed hosting company Rackspace announced its plans to open a new data center in Germany. The project is estimated to be complete by mid-2017. The new data center is located in Frankfurt and is the company’s first in continental Europe.
Rackspace said that their decision to expand operations in the region provides customers with a new option for managed IT infrastructure in the face of strict personal data protection laws across Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH) regions.
Rackspace quoted Fuerst on their blog :
We’re experiencing strong demand from DACH-centric customers, as well as U.S. and EMEA-based multinationals who are looking for managed private clouds and hosting environments, along with managed cloud services and expertise for AWS and Azure in continental Europe.
This data center will strengthen our multi-cloud capabilities on the European continent.
Rackspace on their blog added that the facility is designed to serve customers seeking managed private clouds and hosting environments, with a focus on fully managed VMware environments.
Along with the addition of the Frankfurt data center, the company will operate 12 data centers worldwide, including facilities in London, Hong Kong, Sydney, Dallas, Chicago, and Ashburn.