Telehouse Europe joins the Cloud Industry Forum

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Telehouse, a provider of global data centres and managed ICT services, has joined the Cloud Industry Forum, the body established to promote trust, security and transparency within the sector. In joining Telehouse becomes the latest organisation to commit to achieving a common standard of best practice within the IT industry.

Established in 1988, Telehouse became Europe’s first purpose-built, neutral data centre provider. Headquartered in London, UK, Telehouse has since grown to become one of the largest, global data centre providers, operating a network of 41 data centres in 22 strategic locations in the EMEA, the Americas and the Asia-Pacific region.

“As a leading provider of co-location data centres, we recognise the growing importance cloud computing has in the delivery of mission-critical business ICT solutions. In joining the Cloud Industry Forum we are demonstrating our commitment to the cloud and more importantly our cloud-based customers. We very much look forward to taking an active role within the Cloud Industry Forum helping them to succeed in delivering a credible and certifiable code of practice for the cloud industry as a whole,” stated Michelle Reid, Sales and Marketing Director, Telehouse Europe.

Andy Burton, chairman of the Cloud Industry Forum concluded: “Telehouse is the latest in a growing number of companies active in cloud provisioning joining the Cloud Industry Forum. Such a well known and recognised brand is a welcome addition to the organisation and we are delighted that it has joined. Cloud computing is a rapidly emerging approach to shared infrastructure in which large pools of systems are linked together to provide IT services. The need for such environments is fuelled by dramatic growth in connected devices, real-time data streams, virtualisation and the adoption of service-oriented architectures and Web 2.0 applications, such as mashups, open collaboration, social net- working and mobile commerce. This is why the co-location providers play such a vital role in the cloud ecosystem and why they form an important part of our membership.”