Infrastructure-as-a-service (IAAS) provider HIAG in Switzerland is adding U.S. company Cloudian to its data centers. The company is deploying a two petabyte Cloudian HyperStore cluster in two data centers as its hybrid cloud storage solution.
The Cloudian storage solution will optimize the Switzerland-based service for enterprise requirements and enable compatibility with Amazon S3 cloud storage. The arrangement will enable customers to use both HIAG Data storage and Amazon S3 storage in a single management environment.
In Switzerland, compliance regulations require that certain types of data be kept within the country. With this service, those data types may be kept on-premises in HIAG Data's two Swiss data centers, while other types may be stored on Amazon S3.
A carrier-independent L2 private optical fiber network enables secure communication between the customer site and the data center. The company also offers access to global peering with a direct connection to peering points in Frankfurt and Milan.
Hanspeter Tinner, chief operations officer at HIAG Data said, "Our customers now have options to store their data where they need it, while they capitalize on our private network to ensure secure communications."