Interoute’s IaaS Virtual Data Centre brings flexible cost efficient cloud compute and storage to Government CloudStore
London, 23 February 2012 – Interoute, owner operator of Europe's largest cloud services platform, has been selected to supply IaaS (Infrastructure as a service) to the UK government via its G-Cloud programme. Interoute’s Virtual Data Centre (VDC) service will be available in the Government’s online CloudStore. The G-Cloud provides a platform of pre-approved suppliers for the UK public sector, ensuring transparent costs and rigorous security standards are met.
Interoute’s VDC will provide a new class of cloud computing to the UK public sector, offering on-demand computing, storage and applications at the touch of a button. Interoute’s VDC is easily scalable and organisations will be able to roll out new applications in minutes. Not only this but organisations will benefit from its pay-as-you-go structure and because Interoute owns the network, it’s as cost effective as a public cloud but with the added security of a private cloud.
Matthew Finnie, Interoute’s CTO said: “We are delighted that Interoute’s VDC has been included in the Government CloudStore. By hosting the best IT services providers on one platform, the Government is encouraging collaboration and innovation. Public sector organisations can pick and mix best of breed ICT service providers, at the price and service level that suits their needs”.
Interoute’s Virtual Data Centre provides flexible, cost efficient and secure storage available on demand, online and with the benefit of a free trial period, government organisations can test the service to ensure its right for them.
As the owner operator of Europe’s largest next generation network, Interoute has an exceptional track record for providing IT services to leading global enterprises. Interoute has been operating its own Cloud Store since last year, so will hit the ground running in the Government CloudStore, bringing with it the benefits already enjoyed by enterprises across Europe.
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Interoute Communications Ltd is the owner operator of Europe's largest cloud services platform, which encompasses over 60,000 km of lit fibre, 8 hosting data centres and 32 collocation centres, with connections to 140 additional third-party data centres across Europe. Its full-service Unified ICT platform serves international enterprises, as well as every major European telecommunications incumbent and the major operators of North America, East and South Asia, governments and universities. These organisations find Interoute the ideal partner for computing, connectivity and communications and developing new services. Its Unified ICT strategy has proved attractive to enterprises looking for a scalable, secure and unconstrained platform on which they can build their voice, video, computing and data services, as well as service providers in need of high capacity international data transit and infrastructure. With established operations throughout mainland Europe, North America and Dubai, Interoute also owns and operates dense city networks throughout Europe's major business centres. www.interoute.com
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