Connectria, a global provider of managed cloud services and cloud hosting, announced that it has expanded its IBM I Cloud Hosting, VMware Cloud Hosting, and data center operations into the European Union (EU) with the addition of a GDPR compliant data center in the Equinix Amsterdam Metro International Business Exchange™ in the Netherlands.

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“More than a third of our customers have operations in the EU or the Middle East,” said Rusty Putzler, Connectria’s Vice President and COO. “We chose Equinix in Amsterdam to add an IBM I Cloud and VMware Cloud data center because it’s one of the best datacenters in the world, located in the commercial heart of Europe with more than 250 network providers serving the data center.  This facility provides a perfect location for organizations that want their IBM I and VMware systems to reside within the EU in a GDPR compliant data center, backed by Connectria’s industry-leading IBM I and VMware managed services and support.”

“We’re very excited to be expanding into Europe,” commented Rich Waidmann, Connectria’s founder, President & CEO.  “We’ve been planning our expansion into Europe for several years, and the dynamic growth of our IBM I and VMware Cloud business has enabled us to take the first step to have data centers worldwide,” he added.  “I would expect that we’ll be expanding into other parts of the world within the next few years as well.”

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