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Press Release -- January 28th, 2014
Source: Interoute

GC Europe sees data transfer speeds increases 260 percent using Interoute Virtual Data Centre

Leading manufacturer of dental care products views Interoute Virtual Data Centre as the successor to traditional Data Centre model

London, 28 January, 2013GC Europe, a leading manufacturer of dental care, has chosen Interoute Virtual Data Centre (VDC) to help host and transfer huge data files to its employees and partners across the world. Headquartered in Leuven, Belgium, GC Europe is also connecting its dispersed offices, manufacturing, sales and research locations throughout Europe with an MPLS Virtual Private Network from Interoute and using Interoute’s Microsoft Certified SIP Trunking voice solution.

GC Europe is dedicated to promoting and driving innovation in dentistry and regularly launches new products based on its ongoing scientific research and development.  The company has a constant flow of heavy data traffic across its many sites, which requires a high performance infrastructure to deal with the many large images and multimedia assets.

Bart Branckaerts, Managing Director IT, GC Europe comments: “We have a traditional outsourced managed hosting set up with a fibre connected data centre hosting our file services, but as part of our continuing mission to reduce costs, improve performance and increase robustness and reliability, we were attracted to the maintenance and performance benefits of Interoute VDC. What surprised me was its phenomenal speed. When we tested transferring 2GB of multimedia files across Interoute VDC it was 260 percent faster than our existing managed hosting service.”

Interoute VDC is a cloud computing and storage infrastructure as a service solution integrated into Interoute’s pan European MPLS fibre optic network. This creates a fully Networked Cloud which is faster, more robust and better performing than traditional cloud computing services. Interoute VDC customers are not charged for any bandwidth or data transfer across the Interoute VDC platform in Europe, which makes the service extremely cost competitive.

Bart Branckaerts explains: “The total cost of ownership using Interoute VDC is 20 to 25 percent lower than our managed hosting solution and that’s not including the thousands of Euro’s we would have had to spend to purchase extra bandwidth to get anywhere near the speed and performance of Interoute VDC. Sharing big multimedia files is critical to our business, and the classic managed data centre model simply can’t keep up, so our aim is to eliminate the classic data centre. On the maintenance side, Interoute VDC makes it much easier to integrate: The processes and procedures are familiar and simple and the solution we are getting from Interoute is a complete solution, from the network all the way through to the computing power.”

Matthew Finnie, Interoute CTO, comments: “GC Europe is one of a growing band of innovative companies in Europe who are recognising the next evolution of the cloud is integration with the network. Our Networked Cloud gives you flexibility and access with security and reliability, all at lightning fast speeds.”

As Bart Branckaerts concludes: “The Interoute VDC environment also indirectly benefits our end customers, because we will be able to share more information digitally with customers, suppliers and partners. With Interoute VDC we are ready for the future.”

Bart Branckaerts will be speaking at CloudExpo on Wednesday 26th February. Click for more information.

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About GC Europe

GC EUROPE is the European subsidiary of GC Corporation which was founded in 1921 in Japan. For over 25 years, GC Europe has been recognised by both dentists and dental technicians alike as a provider of consistently high quality products that are easy to handle, as well as being capable of delivering the highest service standards to customers. The company’s dedication to dentistry continually results in product development that provides value to its customers. GC Europe leads the way in glass ionomer technology and is well known for more than 20 years of expertise and progress in the field of gypsum products as well as impression and investment materials. In recent years, GC Europe has added further strategic fields to its portfolio in the form of innovative systems and products in Aesthetic Dentistry and Minimum Intervention. Today the company serves markets across the world and is known as much for its innovative new developments in the dental hygiene field as for the excellence of its finished products.

About Interoute

Interoute Communications Ltd is the owner operator of Europe’s largest cloud services platform, which encompasses over 60,000 km of lit fibre, 10 hosting data centres and 31 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 voicevideocomputing 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 channels

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