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Aruba launches new global cloud data centre with Cogent

Aruba has activated a new global cloud data centre, based at its technology campus on the outskirts of Milan and provided by internet service provider Cogent.

The new data centre is said to offer increased international accessibility and enhanced connectivity to customers.

According to Aruba, the point of presence enables Aruba customers to access Cogent’s network that extends across North America, Europe and Asia through more than 92,000km of intercity fibre and over 56,000km of metro fibre.

This network provides services to over 204 markets and connects 6,840 additional networks. This operator increases the range of carriers available within the Global Cloud Data Center and gives customers access to a broader range of choices.

The Global Cloud Data Center, like all Aruba data centres, is carrier-neutral and hosts numerous telecommunications operators with which customers can independently manage their relationships, Aruba states.

Cogent now represents a new tier 1 option, joining TIM, Fastweb, Wind-Tre, Retelit, Irideos, Planetel and Vodafone.

Aruba CTO Lorenzo Giuntini says, "This partnership adds great value to our offering. An operator like Cogent, a tier one service provider of international calibre, gives the Global Cloud Data Center appeal on a global scale and offers numerous benefits to customers thanks to the quality of the internet transit."

Cogent sales director Peter Menig says, "As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, carrier-neutral connectivity options like the one provided by the Global Cloud Data Center become more important. Cogent is pleased to have the opportunity to deliver high-quality IP transit services to Aruba data centre customers."

Last year, Aruba announced the activation of a Point of Presence in the Milan Internet eXchange (MIX) - among the first in Europe and the largest Italian Internet eXchange in terms of vehicular traffic - directly accessible from the Global Cloud Data Center.

The agreement provided the addition of new interconnections due to the use of a double fibre route to connect the equipment to Milan, thereby facilitating traffic exchange with numerous other national and international carriers, Aruba states.

This new activation marks the next step in the expansion of the Aruba Data Center network, which already has two new Data Centers arriving within the Global Cloud Data Center technological campus area.

This growth will enable Aruba to provide quality service to customers, whether they are national or international, the company states. Aruba was founded in 1994 and offers solutions for data centres, web hosting, email, certified email (PEC) and domain registration services.

Aruba manages 2.7 million domains, 8.6 million email accounts, 6.7 million certified email (PEC) accounts, 130,000 physical and virtual servers and a total of around 5.4 million customers.

The company provides hosting services, public and private cloud services, housing and colocation services, dedicated servers, digital signature services, digital preservation, e-billing, certified email, SSL certificates and smart-cards.