April 19th, 2012
Joyent has brought its cloud to Europe to meet demand from local companies, using a Dutch datacentre to cut latency on services previously provided by its US facilities.
The European expansion, launched on Thursday, comes after the San Francisco-based company closed a £54m round of funding to give it the resources to expand globally and take on cloud incumbent Amazon Web Services. Joyent also plans to open datacentres in Singapore and Tokyo to meet demand there, Steven Tuck, general manager of Joyent Cloud, told ZDNet UK.
"Our European public cloud will give European businesses customers the opportunity to deliver a higher-quality experience to their end users," Tuck said in a statement. "As they expand into Europe, [Joyent Cloud customers] want the same level of real-time computing performance as in the US to ensure that their European user base gets only the best."