CloudSigma Participating in Deutsche Börse’s Industry-First, Vendor-Neutral
CloudSigma’s Involvement Further Validates its Position as One of the Most
Flexible, Transparent Public Cloud Providers on the Market
ZURICH -- July 2, 2013
CloudSigma, a customer-centric, pure-cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS)
provider, today announced that it is participating alongside other cloud
computing leaders, such as Host Europe and Equinix, as a member of the Early
Adopter program in the first-ever, vendor-neutral marketplace platform for
IaaS cloud computing products. The Early Adopter program is spearheaded by
Deutsche Börse, one of the world’s leading financial exchange organizations,
and the cloud marketplace will be developed and operated by Deutsche Börse
Cloud Exchange AG, founded in May 2013.
The cloud marketplace is a compute trading platform that aims to drive more
efficiency in purchasing and computing utilization by creating a liquid market
of different supply and demand-side participants. CloudSigma’s existing
utility approach to computing for public cloud made it an ideal company to
participate as an early adopter.
Publically announced today, the Deutsche Börse Cloud Exchange allows compute
and storage to be traded on an exchange the same way that other commodities,
such as oil or gas, are. By creating a liquid market for computing and
storage, participants can easily buy capacity for ad-hoc needs, while
suppliers can sell down. In addition to purchasing capacity directly,
suppliers can also trade among themselves. For example, if a customer of
another cloud provider wanted capacity in a location not serviced by that
provider, such as Zurich, the company could easily purchase it from CloudSigma
via the trading platform and vice versa.
“Participating in Deutsche Börse’s vendor-neutral platform for IaaS cloud
computing products was a no-brainer,” said Robert Jenkins, CEO of CloudSigma.
“CloudSigma was founded on the idea that computing power should become
ubiquitous, convenient and shaped by user requirements. Trading compute on one
of the leading financial exchanges is really a great market validation of what
we’ve already been working toward and will help to further drive innovation in
“We are happy to have CloudSigma on board,” said Michael Osterloh, member of
the executive board of Deutsche Börse Cloud Exchange AG. “As one of the
advanced and quite visionary cloud providers, they have been contributing very
constructively as an early adopter.”
About Deutsche Börse Group
Deutsche Börse Group is one of the world’s leading service providers for the
financial industry with a product and service offering for issuers, investors,
intermediaries and data vendors. The Group covers the entire process chain
from trading through clearing to settlement and securities custody.
Furthermore, Deutsche Börse offers market data, indices and analyses and is a
service provider for the development and operation of IT systems. The key
markets within the Group are the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, one of Europe’s
largest stock exchanges, and Eurex Exchange, one of the largest derivatives
exchanges in the world.
Deutsche Börse Group includes Deutsche Börse AG, a DAX company, and its
wholly-owned subsidiaries Clearstream International S.A. and Eurex Zürich AG.
Eurex’s portfolio of markets includes International Securities Exchange (ISE),
a leading U.S. options exchange, the European Energy Exchange (EEX) as well as
the ECNs Eurex Repo and Eurex Bonds, which round out Eurex’s offering for repo
and bond trading. Cash market activities and the market data business are run
as business areas of Deutsche Börse AG.
CloudSigma is a Swiss-based, pure-cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)
provider that offers highly-available, flexible, enterprise-class cloud
servers and cloud hosting solutions, both in Europe and the U.S. CloudSigma is
the most customizable cloud provider on the market, giving customers full
control over their cloud and eliminating restrictions on how users deploy
their computing resources. With CloudSigma, customers can provision
processing, SSD storage, networks and other fundamental computing resources as
they please, as well as easily deploy any operating system or application with
full root/administrative access. The result is the highest-performing cloud at
the most efficient price possible.
With infrastructure in Interxion’s European Cloud Hubs and SwitchNAP’s Las
Vegas data center campus, CloudSigma selects the highest-quality facilities to
support its innovative infrastructure. CloudSigma is increasingly being
recognized for its advancement of the cloud IaaS industry and more information
may be found atwww.CloudSigma.comor by visiting the company on Twitter
@CloudSigma, Facebookand Google+.
CloudSigma Press Contact
Meredith L. Eaton, +1 617-960-9877
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