Gigas (company)

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Gigas
Gigas logo.png
Type of site
Web service, cloud computing
OwnerGigas.com
URLgigas.com/en
Launched2011[1]

Gigas is an international cloud computing services company based in Madrid, Spain. The company began as a start-up in 2011.[2] The company has data centers in Madrid and Miami, and offices in Spain, US, Colombia, Chile, Peru and Panama.[3]

Gigas founding team, led by CEO Diego Cabezudo and COO José Antonio Arribas, is made up of former directors of technology and telecommunications companies in Europe.[4]

Data Centers[edit]

Gigas’ data centers are located in Madrid and Miami. Gigas’ Madrid data center is housed in the Interxion collocation facility, which offers capacity for up to 80,000 servers, access to more than 50 carriers and ISPs, dual-entry fiber and SLA-based cross connects.[5] Interxion is a multinational company with 61,000 m2 of technical space distributed across 34 facilities in 11 European countries. Its 18 neutral points allow for connection to 400 different carriers.

Gigas’ Miami installation is housed in Verizon Terremark’s flagship facility, the “NAP of the Americas. The hub is the first purpose-built, carrier-neutral Network Access Point and is the only facility of its kind specifically designed to link Latin America with the rest of the world, facilitating about 90% of all Internet traffic going in and out of the region. It has 70,000m2 of technical space and is one of the largest data centres in the world. It holds Tier IV classification, the highest possible industry certification.[6]

Ownership[edit]

Gigas is a private company founded in 2011 by five individuals in the communications and internet sector in Spain and internationally. The project has the support of venture capital firms including Cabiedes & Partners, Bonsai Venture Capital and Caixa Capital Risc.[7]

Growth[edit]

Gigas has seen rapid growth since its founding in 2011. It has opened its offices in Bogota, Medellín, Santiago de Chile,[8] Lima.[9] and Panama. Gigas attributes its success in Spanish speaking markets to its local, culturally aware, in-language technical support offered by the company's in-house team of engineers and systems administrators.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gigas - The Cloud Hosting Company". Gigas.com. Retrieved 17 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Gigas personaliza las funcionalidades de cloud a las necesidades de cada cliente| Computer World Spain". www.computerworld.es. Retrieved 2014-03-17.
  3. ^ "Spanish firm Gigas expands its "cloud" business in Peru; El Economista (Peru)" (PDF). www.computerworld.es. Retrieved 2014-03-17.
  4. ^ "Gigas The Company". Gigas.com. Retrieved 17 March 2014.
  5. ^ "Interxion: Spain, Madrid; Interxion". www.interxion.com. Retrieved 2014-03-17.
  6. ^ "NAP of the Americas; Terremark". www.terremark.com. Retrieved 2014-03-17.
  7. ^ "2 million euros of investment from Cabiedes and Bonsai in Gigas; Loogic". www.loogic.com. 2011-10-20. Retrieved 2014-03-14.
  8. ^ "Gigas brings its cloud to Chile; Expansión". www.expansion.com. 2013-04-13. Retrieved 2014-03-14.
  9. ^ "Spanish firm Gigas expands its "cloud" business in Peru; El Economista (Peru)" (PDF). www.computerworld.es. Retrieved 2014-03-17.
  10. ^ "Gigas Clients". Gigas.com. Retrieved 17 March 2014.