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RTB House deploys OCP infrastructure in maincubes’ AMS01 data center with Circle B
Unitedbase opts for the LeitzCloud, which is hosted at maincubes’ FRA01 data center
Global AdTech/MarTech company RTB House operates four data hubs to cover the world with its deep learning powered ad buying engine. It has two data center locations in the U.S., one in Asia and one in Europe. maincubes’ AMS01 colocation data center in Amsterdam Schiphol-Rijk has been selected for RTB House’s European data hub and its retargeting technology in the European market. OCP Solutions Provider Circle B, a service provider specializing in Open Compute Project (OCP) infrastructures and part of the Taurus Group, is now managing the OCP-infrastructure for RTB House at this location.
“There are many advantages to Open Compute Hardware,” says Marek Grzybowski, Head of Infrastructure at RTB House. “Next to its modularity, flexibility and high-scalability, it also brings us energy-efficiency and easy maintenance. In addition, its open specifications allow for better understanding of the underlying components and using the hardware’s full potential. maincubes and Circle B have been providing us with OCP-enabled colocation space and a flexible approach towards setting up our racks, rack loads, rack heights and the power density in our data center hall. With our deployment in maincubes’ AMS01, we can further scale our OCP-based IT infrastructure on a European level.”
According to the most recent Cloud Monitor 2020 study by Bitkom and KPMG, cloud computing continues to gain in significance across all sectors of the economy as German enterprises prepare for the next step in the digital transformation. However, before they put their data into the cloud these enterprises need to think their cloud computing concepts through properly because they need to ensure that their provider is both compliant with data protection legislation and trustworthy.
Unitedbase has its roots in the address generation and call center sectors. In recent years it has specialized in internet lead generation via online communication channels and e-mail marketing. The majority of its clients are in e-commerce. Unitedbase identifies consumer buying intentions for its clients and publishes appropriate advertisements in social media channels. Unitedbase’s search for a cloud services provider began when it noticed that its outdated IT infrastructure was making processes inefficient and hindering the company’s expansion. It needed an infrastructure that allowed it to work quickly and efficiently with clients and externals. That meant outsourcing data and file sharing – and the best solution in that situation was the cloud. After an extensive search and a test phase, Unitedbase chose LeitzCloud as its cloud services provider. LeitzCloud chose maincubes FRA01 data center in Frankfurt as its cloud hosting provider.
CDN77 a 14+Tbps Content Delivery Network, with 35 PoPs in strategic IX locations around the globe, has selected European data center operator maincubes as its colocation partner for establishing a Point-of-Presence in Frankfurt, Germany. maincubes is able to provide CDN77 with 100% uptime guarantees, sufficient scaling options as well as individual support.
CDN77 used to house its Frankfurt PoP with one of the world’s largest data center operators, but CDN77 was searching for an individual approach and reliable onsite support. “We were lacking much needed flexibility and personal approach with our previous colocation provider in Frankfurt,” said Zdenek Cendra, founder and CEO of CDN77. “Even with our most urgent requests we sometimes had to wait for more than 24 hours to get a response. Their latest outage with downtime of more than 6 hours, and inability to communicate in real-time with us was the last straw. Difficulties like these were negatively impacting our business operations and customer satisfaction.”
The CDN PoP now being established in maincubes’ FRA01 data center in Frankfurt, Germany, encompasses multiple racks filled with server and network equipment. This PoP is one of CDN77’s 35 CDN PoPs globally. According to CDN77, the company’s Frankfurt PoP is one of its most important network nodes in Europe and also a growing one. CDN77 expects its number of racks deployed in maincubes FRA01 to triple in 2020.
Spike Reply, a company in the global Reply Group specializing in IT security, is using European data center operator maincubes’ data centers and its secureexchange® digital marketplace. Now it is part of an ecosystem providing global connectivity with other service providers to Spike Reply and allowing it to extend its own security services footprint.
Retail enterprises wishing to operate their infrastructure in a hybrid cloud model can access their public cloud directly via one of maincubes’ high-security data centers. The data center provider’s secureexchange® platform offers global connectivity to public cloud providers worldwide. The scope of connectivity offered by the carrier-neutral data center operator via the platform is the reason why the security experts at Spike Reply decided to become part of the ecosystem. Members have access to a comprehensive IT security service portfolio including APT and malware defense, application firewalling, data leakage prevention, database security, governance and risk management, SIEM and security intelligence as a managed service or on premise solution. The combination of hosting and connectivity services that maincubes provides, plus the access to Spike Reply’s security solutions, delivers the flexibility, reliability and security that SME retailers need to build their online business successfully.
maincubes offers SMEs, such as retail enterprises, a high-security and high-availability infrastructure at its data centers with a 100% uptime guarantee for their private cloud, as well as global connectivity for access to all popular public cloud models. Customers also have direct access to Spike Reply’s comprehensive security solutions via maincubes’ proprietary secureexchange® platform. The IT security specialist Spike Reply is now part of maincubes’ global ecosystem.