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Part of a ZDNet Special Feature: The 21st Century Data Center

Directory: Data center infrastructure services vendors in EMEA

ZDNet's directory of data center vendors has market, product and contact information for companies that provide infrastructure-as-a-service products.

To help IT professionals and technology decision makers navigate the data center landscape, we have created a list of vendors that provide or enable private, public and/or hybrid infrastructure-as-a-service solutions.

This is not a paid listing, nor is it an exhaustive list; rather, it's an alphabetic glossary of leading vendors that provide data center/cloud products and services.


Amazon Web Services
Company profile  The best-known public cloud computing platform, AWS offers a wide range of services hosted in data centers in four major regions: North America, South America, EMEA and Asia Pacific. Data centers within regions are divided into Availability Zones, designed to be insulated from failures in other zones.
Data centers  worldwide
Featured products & services  Amazon EC2, Amazon CloudWatch, Amazon S3, Amazon RDS, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon SimpleDB, Amazon SQS
Contact  AWS contact page
Key links  AWS Blog, Cloud computing by AWS, What's New?


Company profile  Bluelock provides public cloud-hosted 'Virtual Datacenters' for enterprise and mid-size business customers. Bluelock's Virtual Datacenters are based on VMware's vCloud technology.
Data centers  US
Featured products & services  Virtual Datacenters, VMware vCloud Datacenter, Hybrid Cloud, Global Cloud
Contact  Bluelock, 6325 Morenci Trail Indianapolis, IN 46268, USA • +1 888 402 2583
Key links  Blog, Resources


Company profile  Citrix's CloudPlatform is based on Apache CloudStack technology, a competitor to the rival open-source OpenStack platform. As well as handling traditional enterprise and cloud workloads, CloudPlatform can enable hybrid clouds via API support for Amazon Web Services.
Featured products & services  Citrix CloudPlatform
Contact  Citrix EMEA, Rheinweg 9, Schaffhausen, 8200 Switzerland • +41 52 63577 00
Key links  How CloudPlatform works, Resources & support


Company profile  CSC has a broad IT outsourcing portfolio, including three IaaS offerings built on VCE's Vblock platform: BizCloud is an on-premise private cloud; BizCloud VPE is the same solution in a CSC data center, while CloudCompute is a public cloud implementation.
Data centers  worldwide
Featured products & services  CSC BizCloud (private cloud), CSC BizCLoud VPE (hosted private cloud), CSC CloudCompute (public cloud)
Contact  CSC, Royal Pavilion Wellesley Road, Aldershot, Hampshire GU11 1PZ, UK • +44 (0)1252 534000
Key links  Communities and blogs, Insights


Company profile  Dell's IaaS offerings are based on VMware technology and include a managed private cloud service (Dell Cloud Dedicated Service) and a public vCloud Datacenter Service (Dell Cloud On Demand).
Data centers  US, UK
Featured products & services  Dell Cloud Dedicated ServiceDell Cloud On Demand
Contact  Dell, Dell House, The Boulevard, Cain Road, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 1LF, UK • 0870 907 3000
Key links  Cloud services, Enterprise Efficiency (Cloud), Resources (Cloud On Demand)


Dimension Data
Company profile  Dimension Data offers public, private, hosted private and hybrid IaaS based on its Managed Cloud Platform (MCP). Dimension Data's cloud suite also includes managed application hosting and managed cloud services (security, control, integration).
Data centers  US, The Netherlands, South Africa, Australia
Featured products & services  Dimension Data Public Compute-as-a-Service, Dimension Data Private Computer-as-a-Service
Contact  Dimension Data, Dimension Data House, Building 2, Waterfront Business Park, Fleet Road, Fleet, Hampshire, GU51 3QT • +44 (0)1252 779000
Key links  How cloud can work for you, Learn about cloud


Company profile  Eucalyptus is an open-source software stack for building private clouds. API compatibility with Amazon Web Services allows these to be transformed into hybrid clouds if necessary. 
Featured products & services  The Eucalyptus Cloud, Ecosystem Tools
Contact  Eucalyptus Systems, 6755 Hollister Ave, Suite 200 Goleta, CA 93117, USA • +1 866 456 3822
Key links  Blog, FAQ, Resources


Company profile  Fujitsu offers a range of IaaS solutions from data centers around the globe, underpinned by its Global Cloud Platform. Private (hosted and on-premise) cloud solutions, as well as local services designed to satisfy data privacy regulations, are also available.
Data centers  worldwide
Featured products & services  Fujitsu Infrastructure as a Service, Fujitsu Global Cloud Platform, FGCP UK
Contact  Fujitsu Technology Solutions, The Boulevard, Cain Road, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 1HH, UK • +44 (0)1344 475000
Key links  Fujitsu Cloud Solutions, Cloud customer success, Cloud videos


Company profile  GoGrid is a pure-play IaaS provider offering public cloud, private cloud and dedicated hosting products such as physical servers, firewalls, load balancers and cloud storage.
Data centers  US, The Netherlands
Featured products & services  GoGrid Cloud Hosting, GoGrid Dedicated Hosting, GoGrid Private Cloud
Contact  GoGrid, Bovenkerkerweg 81 R, 1187 XC Amstelveen, The Netherlands • +1 415 869 7444 (Ext. 1)
Key links  GoGrid Blog, Case studies


Company profile  Google's Cloud Platform hosts apps and websites (Google App Engine), runs Linux virtual machines (Google Compute Engine), stores and manages data (Google Cloud Storage) and analyses Big Data (Google BigQuery).
Data centers  worldwide
Featured products & services  Google Compute Engine, Google Cloud Storage
Contact  Google Cloud Platform contact page
Key links  Resources, Billing FAQ


Company profile  HP's cloud offering is built around OpenStack technology, delivering a range of public cloud infrastructure, platform services and cloud solutions via an intuitive web console that delivers real-time service status. 
Featured products & services  HP Cloud Compute, HP Cloud Object Storage, HP Cloud Block Storage, HP Cloud Load Balancer, HP Cloud Monitoring
Contact  HP Cloud Services contact page • +1 678-745-9010
Key links  About HP Cloud Services, HP Cloud Services news, HP Cloud Matters blog


Company profile  IBM's SmartCloud portfolio delivers a range of infrastructure, software and platform as a service products, in private, public and hybrid configurations. IBM is a prominent supporter of the open-source OpenStack platform.
Data centers  US, Canada, Germany, Singapore, Japan
Featured products & services  IBM SmartCloud Foundation (private and hybrid cloud), IBM SmartCloud Enterprise (public cloud), IBM SmartCloud Enterprise+ (managed services)
Contact  IBM UK, PO Box 41, North Harbour, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO6 3AU, UK • +44 (0) 23 92 56 1000
Key links  IBM Consulting, What is cloud?, Community (blogs, videos)


Company profile  Joyent offers public and private cloud infrastructure as a service, via a technology stack underpinned by its SmartOS operating system.
Data centers  US, The Netherlands
Featured products & services  Joyent Cloud (public), Joyent Smart DataCenter (private)
Contact  Joyent, One Embarcadero Center, 9th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111, USA • +1 855 4 JOYENT
Key links  Blog, Dev Center, Technology, Videos


Company profile  Microsoft's Cloud OS — its 'vision' that encompasses Windows Server, Windows Azure and System Center — delivers private and public cloud infrastructure as a service from a worldwide network of data centres, and provides the underlying technology for an extensive roster of third-party service providers.
Data centers  worldwide
Featured products & services  Microsoft Private Cloud, Microsoft Public Cloud
Contact  Microsoft UK, Microsoft Campus, Thames Valley Park, Reading, Berkshire RG6 1WG, UK • +44 (0)844 800 2400
Key links  Microsoft Consulting Services, Windows Azure Blog, Windows Azure Blog (MSDN)


Company profile  Designed to lessen the risk of vendor lock-in (which can happen with proprietary platforms), OpenStack is an open-source cloud platform founded by Rackspace and NASA, and promoted by the OpenStack Foundation.
Featured products & services  OpenStack Compute, OpenStack Storage, OpenStack Networking, OpenStack Dashboard
Contact  OpenStack Community page
Key links  Blog, The OpenStack Roadmap, User stories, FAQ


Company profile  Oracle's 'infrastructure-as-a-service' offering does not fit the standard cloud services model, being essentially a way for companies to rent a range of Oracle servers ("fully integrated engineered systems"), which are installed behind the firewall in their on-premise data centres.
Data centers  on-premise
Featured products & services  Oracle Infrastructure as a Service
Contact  Oracle Corporation UK, Oracle Parkway, Thames Valley Park (TVP), Reading, Berkshire RG6 1RA, UK • +44 (0)8705 332200
Key links  Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Oracle Blog Center


Company profile  OVH is a France-based web-hosting company focused primarily on serving SMEs from its eight data centers (7 in France, 1 in Canada). It offers dedicated servers, plus private cloud (VMware vCLoud Datacenter Service) and public cloud infrastructure as a service.
Data centers  France, Canada
Featured products & services  OVH Private Cloud, OVH Public Cloud
Contact  OVH contact page • +44 (0)20 7357 6616
Key links  About OVH, OVH forum


Company profile  Virtualisation specialist Parallels offers a range of IaaS products aimed at service providers. Its core product, Parallels Cloud Server, combines Parallels Cloud Storage, Parallels Containers and Parallels Hypervisor.
Featured products & services  Parallels Cloud Server, Parallels Automation for Cloud Infrastructure
Contact  Parallels EMEA, Willy-Brandt-Platz 3, 81829 Munich, DE • +49 (89) 450 80 86 0
Key links  Parallels Blogs, Parallels Stories, News and Events


Company profile  Piston's core product is a scalable private cloud OS built on OpenStack. It includes Moxie HA (High Availability), which dynamically allocates workloads across the cloud according to resource availability.
Featured products & services  Piston Enterprise OpenStack
Contact  Piston Cloud Computing, 49 Geary St., Suite 530 San Francisco, CA 94108 • +1 (650) 242-5683
Key links  News, Partners


Company profile  Rackspace is a leading IT hosting company with nine data centers worldwide. Its Cloud Servers product is based on the widely-used OpenStack technology, an open-source project it co-founded with NASA in 2010.
Data centers  US, UK, Hong Kong and Australia
Featured products & services  Dedicated servers, Managed hosting, Managed colocation, Managed virtualisation, Cloud products
Contact  Rackspace, 5 Millington Road, Hyde Park Hayes, Middlesex, UB3 4AZ • +44 (0)20 8734 2600
Key links  Compare hosting solutions, Resource centre, Blog


Red Hat
Company profile  Red Hat's Hybrid IaaS Solution is an integrated cloud stack that enables the creation of hybrid clouds spanning private and public cloud resources. Red Hat is a leading member of the OpenStack Foundation.
Featured products & services  Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualisation, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Storage
Contact  Red Hat, 64 Baker Street (4th Floor), London W1U 7GB, UK • +44 20 7009 4444
Key links  How to build an enterprise open hybrid cloudCloud resources


Company profile  Savvis, which merged with CenturyLink in 2011, is a long-established hosting and colocation provider with multiple private and public cloud offerings aimed at both enterprises and small businesses.
Data centers  worldwide
Featured products & services  Savvis Symphony Dedicated (private cloud), Savvis Symphony VPDC (public cloud), Cloud Servers (savvisdirect), Cloud Storage (savvisdirect)
Contact  Savvis UK, Eskdale Road, Winnersh Triangle, Wokingham, Berkshire RG41 5TS • +44 (0) 118 322 6000
Key links  News, Resources, Technologies


Company profile  Hosting provider SoftLayer offers private and public cloud services based on Citrix's XenServer technology. You can also rent and manage 'bare metal' servers (with no hypervisor) and access OpenStack-based Object Storage.
Data centers  US, The Netherlands, Singapore
Featured products & services  CloudLayer, Object Storage
Contact  SoftLayer Europe, Paul van Vlissingenstraat 16, 1096 Amsterdam, The Netherlands • +31 20 308 0540
Key links  Data centers, Network, Blog, KnowledgeLayer


Company profile  Verizon-owned Terremark is a major provider of infrastructure and cloud services via a worldwide network of data centers. As well as its VMware-based Enterprise Cloud Services, Terremark's portfolio includes colocation and managed hosting. Verizon's recent aquisition of CloudSwitch will make it easier for Terremark customers to migrate workloads between public clouds.
Data centers  US, Brazil, The Netherlands, Hong Kong
Featured products & services  vCloud Express, Enterprise Cloud, Enterprise Cloud Managed Edition
Contact  Terremark UK, 30 Crown Place, Floor 12, London SW19 7QD • +44 (0)20 7965 4700
Key links  News, Case studies, Videos & podcasts


Tier 3
Company profile  Tier 3 offers VMware-based infrastructure as a service from data centers in the North America and Europe. Its portfolio also includes a cloud management portal and a platform-as-a-service product.
Data centers  US, Canada, UK, Germany
Featured products & services  Enterprise Cloud Platform
Contact  Tier 3, 110 110th Ave. NE Suite 520, Bellevue, WA 98004 • +1 877 388 4373
Key links  Blog, Resources, Press releases


Company profile  Virtustream's cloud services are based on its xStream Enterprise Cloud platform and delivered from data centers in the North America and Europe.
Data centers  US, UK
Featured products & services  xStream Private Cloud, xStream Virtual Private Cloud, xStream Public Cloud
Contact  Virtustream, 3rd Floor, 78-79 Leadenhall Street, London EC3A 3DH • +44 (0)870 345 3525
Key links  Blog, SolutionsStrategy


Company profile  VMware's vCloud Suite is the leading proprietary platform for building private and hybrid clouds. VMware supports public cloud services via its service provider partners. 
Featured products & services  VMware vCloud Suite
Contact  VMware UK, Theta Building, Lyon Way, Frimley, Camberley GU16 7ER • +44 (0)1276 414300
Key links  News, Knowledgebase, Community, Forums


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