8x8 Expands in UK with Interxion Interconnection Services
October 18, 2013
By Rajani Baburajan
, TMCnet Contributor
8x8, a provider of cloud communications and collaboration solutions, partnered with Interxion (News - Alert), a data center provider, for interconnection and localization services at Interxion's London data center.
Interxion operates 34 data centers in 13 cities across 11 countries and houses more than 450 carriers and Internet service providers and 19 European Internet exchanges. With these solutions, Interxion enables cloud service providers such as 8x8 to deliver enterprise grade solutions to European markets.
The expansion will benefit 8x8’s (News - Alert) European Union customers as it will reduce the interconnection path and give them a strategic advantage to meet their communications needs in the easiest way ensuring optimal reliability and call quality.
8x8 offers a variety of cloud communications solutions, including its Virtual Call Center solution. The solution is delivered 100 percent in the Software as a Service (SaaS (News - Alert)) model so companies can deploy the virtual call center immediately for a low subscription fee with no hardware to buy, no software to install and no implementation or maintenance team to hire.
Recently, the company has seen growing interest from mid-market customers who not only want to increase their deployment of cloud communications and collaborations solutions in larger, distributed environment within the U.S, but also require a local presence internationally.
"The Interxion data center not only enhances 8x8's geographic diversity with increased availability and redundancy, it also provides a local presence for our multinational customers that require a footprint in Europe," said 8x8 vice president of Network Operations, Mehdi Salour (News - Alert), in a statement. “As our mid-market customer base continues to grow and businesses continue to adopt cloud based services, Interxion's cost-efficient connectivity, outstanding uptime performance and flexibility to quickly scale will be of critical importance to 8x8."
The contract also includes the implementation of a new georouting technology across its network that dynamically routes calls to the nearest data center using location information such as the public IP address of the users, the company said.
Edited by Rachel Ramsey