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Press Release -- July 3rd, 2014
Source: Interoute

Interoute expands its Paris Data Centre to meet the growing demand for managed hosting

New expansion doubles the hosting capacity of Interoute’s Paris Data Centre

Paris – 1 July 2014 – Interoute, owner of the largest cloud services platform operator in Europe, announces it’s expanded the available hosting space in its Paris data centre to 800m². Interoute’s Paris data centre is directly connected by the company’s 60,000 km fibre optic network to Interoute’s other 10 data centres and eight Virtual Data Centres across the world.  Interoute’s data centres are also connected to 31 colocation facilities and an additional 140 partner owned data centres forming a massive network of distributed data centres across Europe, USA and Asia.

Régis Castagné, Managing Director of Interoute for France and Switzerland commented, “We have added 400m² to our dedicated managed hosting area in our Paris data centre, giving us a total of 800m² of available space. This gives us 200 terabytes of storage capacity and the ability to manage 150 new racks. Our facility in Paris is connected to all our data centres via our Parisian MAN (Metropolitan Area Network) which is connected to our 20 other metropolitan networks across Europe, which also allows us to connect to any partner carrier hotels. Plus we have local language teams across Europe ready to serve our customers, which is a real asset.”

Interoute is one of the companies leading the cloud computing evolution and its managed hosting customers have access to the Interoute Virtual Data Centre a global Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solution that provides them with scalable, on demand computing flexibility. With just a few clicks they can add virtual servers and cloud infrastructure in minutes. Among the hosted clients in the Paris data centre are Les Fromageries Bel, Anatole, Voyages SNCF, Photobox, DDB who’ve been trusting their data and applications to Interoute for many years.

The Paris data centre is PCI-DSS certified, guaranteeing the security of electronic payments, and ISO 27001. Physical Security is in place 24/7 and forty cameras monitor both the external perimeter and the rooms inside the data centre. The resilient design for electrical power includes dual power production rooms geographically separated to give added protection. The cooling system consists of air conditioning with independent direct expansion, each with its own means of condensation which eliminates any risk of losing an entire server room.

Interoute’s data centre in Aubervilliers, Paris is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year.

About Interoute

Interoute Communications Limited is the owner operator of Europe’s largest cloud services platform, which encompasses over 60,000 km of lit fibre, 11 data centres, 8 Virtual 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 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.

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