Aruba S.p.A., a European provider of data center, cloud and web hosting services, has announced the activation of a new Point-of-Presence (PoP) in its Global Cloud Data Center in Milan, Italy. The new Cogent PoP is based at its data center campus on the outskirts of Milan.
The Point-of-Presence would allow Aruba customers to get access to Cogent’s extensive international network that extends across North America, Europe and Asia through more than 92,000KM of intercity fiber and over 56,000KM of metro fiber. This network provides services to over 204 markets and connects 6,840 additional networks.
The new network PoP increases the range of carriers available within Aruba’s Global Cloud Data Center. This gives their customers access to a broader range of choices. The Global Cloud Data Center in Milan, like all Aruba data centers, is carrier-neutral and hosts numerous telecommunications operators with which customers can independently manage their relationships. Cogent now represents a new tier 1 option, joining TIM, Fastweb, Wind-Tre, Retelit, Irideos, Planetel and Vodafone.
“An operator like Cogent, a tier 1 service provider of international caliber, gives the Global Cloud Data Center appeal on a global scale and offers numerous benefits to customers thanks to the quality of the Internet transit,” said Lorenzo Giuntini, CTO of Aruba.
The offer of multiple connections, together with the mix of Italian and international operators, would allow Aruba to guarantee the highest standards in terms of performance and redundancy.
“This partnership adds great value to our offering,” said Lorenzo Giuntini, CTO of Aruba. “An operator like Cogent, a tier 1 service provider of international caliber, gives the Global Cloud Data Center appeal on a global scale and offers numerous benefits to customers thanks to the quality of the Internet transit.”
Founded in 1994, Aruba is the leading company in Italy for data centers, web hosting, email, certified email (PEC) and domain registration services. Aruba is also active in key European markets including France, the UK and Germany, and is the leader in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, with an established presence in Poland and Hungary. The company has a huge amount of experience in the management of data centers, with a European network capable of hosting over 200,000 dedicated servers.
“As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, carrier-neutral connectivity options like the one provided by the Global Cloud Data Center become more important,” said Peter Menig, Sales Director of Cogent. “Cogent is pleased to have the opportunity to deliver high-quality IP transit services to Aruba data center customers.”
Aruba manages 2.7 million domains, 8.6 million email accounts, 6.7 million certified email (PEC) accounts, 130,000 physical servers and virtual servers and a total of around 5.4 million customers. The company provides hosting services, public and private cloud services, housing and colocation services, dedicated servers, digital signature services, digital preservation, e-billing, certified email, SSL certificates and smart-cards.
Last year, Aruba announced the activation of a Point-of-Presence in the Milan Internet eXchange (MIX) – among the first in Europe and the largest Italian Internet eXchange in terms of vehicular traffic – directly accessible from Aruba’s Global Cloud Data Center. The agreement provided the addition of new interconnections thanks to the use of a double fiber route to connect the equipment to Milan, thereby facilitating traffic exchange with numerous other national and international carriers.