Amsterdam-based IaaS Hosting Provider 3W Infra Announces Launch of Startup Accelerator Program
December 26, 2017
Amsterdam-based Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) hosting provider 3W Infra B.V. (3W Infra) has announced the launch of a new ‘Startup Accelerator Program’. 3W Infra, which has its global headquarters in the Dutch capital, offers a wide range of bespoke hosting-related offerings, including ‘enterprise-grade’ scalable dedicated servers and collocation options. Each of its offerings are designed to meet the exact needs of individual customers. 3W Infra currently manages 4,000 dedicated servers. Its new program is designed to address the needs of “innovative, Internet-savvy companies around the world”.
The ‘3W Infra Startup Accelerator Program’ is a global initiative that will help startups (particularly Cloud Service Providers (CSPs), Managed Service Providers (MSPs), Internet Service Providers (ISPs), and app development startups) overcome some of the initial hurdles hampering initial growth. The company will offer startups “free and subsidized IaaS hosting infrastructure, engineering resources, and executive mentoring”. The scheme will be managed from ‘Switch AMS1’ - 3W Infra’s Amsterdam-located data center. Offering “highly redundant 2N power configuration”, the Switch AMS1 center will “cater to the uptime needs of startups with demanding applications”.
To qualify for the program startups must offer a “unique business proposition with a scalable business perspective”. One component of startup selection will be team member skills and the viability of their business plans. A company’s infrastructure investments will also be taken into consideration.
“As a former startup ourselves, founded in 2014, we are keenly aware of pretty much all startup requirements for transforming an idea into a profitable business,” explained3W Infra’s Managing Director, Roy Premchand. “We’ve also experienced fast-paced and high growth within the 3W Infra organization where we had to scale-up almost instantly from about 3,000 up to 4,000 dedicated servers under management, so we know what it takes to successfully support startups with ultra-scalable IaaS hosting infrastructure when needed.”
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