City Network – a leading European provider of infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) built on OpenStack today announced general availability of City Cloud Object Storage across the US and Sweden. The new service provides simple and efficient storage of all types of files. What distinguishes the service from e.g. Amazon S3 and other well-known names for object storage is control, compliance and performance. The customer chooses in what country files should be stored, since both the client and the data stored is subject to the specific country’s laws and regulations. City Cloud Object Storage is based on OpenStack. With an industry leading price at 2,9 US cents per gigabyte and month, City Network assume the price leading position for this rapidly growing area within storage.
– Companies and public authorities today face a challenge with storing vast amount of information, often with specific requirements on where the data is stored geographically and how it is handled, says Johan Christenson, CEO and founder of City Network. Until now, this has been an expensive and complicated process that requires a lot of administration and large hardware investments. Today’s launch presents a solution to this. Not only do we offer a very competitive price, our customers can also be confident that the information will be stored in the country they prefer, and comply with specific laws and regulations.
City Cloud Object Storage is a part of City Networks IaaS City Cloud but can also be purchased as a separate service. As all other infrastructure services from City Network, City Cloud Object Storage is built on the open platform OpenStack. This enables customers to easily transfer data through open API’s. All data is automatically stored in three active and fully redundant data centres in the specific country chosen. City Network and its corporate data centres are certified according to ISO 27001.
– As we are now in the Zeta-byte age, companies and public authorities need to find ways to store more data both easier and more efficient and at a lower overall cost but with high control and fully compliant. Therefore, it feels very good that we are able as an industry first to offer in country object storage, fully compliant and at a very competitive price, concludes Johan Christenson.