27 March 2013

Toshiba Opening Datacenter in Lyon, France

Puteaux, France – 27 March 2013 - Toshiba Cloud & Solutions Division today announced the opening of Toshiba’s first datacenter in Europe, located in France. Toshiba Cloud & Solutions Division is directed at professional markets, public and private-sector companies, and entities within the Toshiba Group. 

The datacenter’s location illustrates Toshiba’s commitment to the Grand Lyon district. The firm has been chosen to head up the network of private-sector partners in Lyon Smart Community, Europe’s largest eco-renovation project. One of Toshiba’s key roles is the design and development of the energy planning system, as well as hosting all the regional Tier3+ Cloud servers and applications. 

The datacenter also hosts firms located in other regions, illustrating Toshiba’s broader ambitions. “Developing this first datacenter in Rhône-Alpes highlights the importance of the Grand Lyon project for Toshiba and embodies the group’s investment in the development of its Cloud offering,” explains Philippe Hartmanshenn, Managing Director of Toshiba Systèmes France’s Cloud & Solutions Division. “This allows us to move both internal and external client resources and services offsite to our high-security servers – located in France. We also plan to use the datacenter to develop and integrate business solutions for our clients from every sector.” 

Projects include the design and administration of information systems for virtualization projects, rollout of thin clients, and outsourced data backup. Structured around vertical markets, the Toshiba Cloud & Solutions offering is based on knowhow developed in mobile computing, e-health and education in particular. 

Established in 1875, today Toshiba has an international network of over 490 companies, with a global workforce of 203,000 and annual revenues in excess of $77 billion. Headquartered in Neuss, Germany, Toshiba Europe GmbH is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Toshiba Corporation, Tokyo. 

Source: Toshiba / BusinessWire