Loudcloud is expanding its operations into Europe with the opening of offices in London in October, followed by Paris and Munich.
“Our customers are eager to expand into Europe so it was imperative that Loudcloud should enhance our network with international capabilities,” said Ben Horowitz, CEO of Loudcloud. “European customers can now leverage our infrastructure services. Likewise, business based in North America can work with Loudcloud to be closer to European customers.”
Overseeing all Europe operations is Albert Benhamou, vice president of field operation for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Pascal Desaint, Dirk Hennings, and Danyon Lloyd will oversee operations in France and Germany respectively.
Loudcloud, was formed in September 1999 to build and run best-of-breed infrastructure services designed for Fortune 500 companies, ASPs and high-growth Internet businesses. Founded by respected Internet leaders, including Netscape co-founder Marc Andreessen and former Netscape/AOL executives Ben Horowitz, Tim Howes and In Sik Rhee, Loudcloud’s Smart Cloud services encompass the complete suite of software, hardware, network and operations infrastructure.