Aruba moves into Warsaw data centre
Thu 26 Oct 2017
Italian hosting and cloud provider Aruba Cloud has moved into a new data centre location in Warsaw, Poland.
The firm is using a carrier-neutral colocation site named Warsaw-2, run by leading Polish data centre company Atman. The facility, which can be found in the business district of Mokotow in Warsaw, meets Tier III requirements, according to Atman.
The Italian cloud provider already has facilities across Europe, with Poland being the sixth country it has entered, though previously it has chosen to build its own facilities, as with the recent construction of its Milan campus.
Aruba’s choices for data centre locations outside of its home country have so far been relatively standard, with facilities in France, Germany and the UK. Poland is a less typical decision, but provider Atman argues that it is a good one.
Quoting industry analyst forecasts, it predicts that cloud computing in Poland will grow by more than 20% year on year for the next few years. It argues that this demand has come from digital transformation by local businesses and the increasing use and importance of data analytics.
Atman also notes that small and medium-sized businesses contribute more than 40% of market revenue in Poland. These businesses often choose to outsource their IT, creating significant additional demand for cloud computing.
Marcin Zmaczyński, senior marketing executive at Aruba, said: “In response to the needs of our customers on the CEE (central and eastern European) markets, as well as pursuing our policy of further expansion on the Polish market, we decided to physically appear in Poland. We chose Warsaw because it has very good telecommunications infrastructure, a lot of data centres and potential partners for our further expansion.
“So, one of the priorities was the location, and also the appropriate technological background. That is why we chose the offer of Atman which has worked successfully in the colocation market in Poland for years.”