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Press Release -- October 10th, 2014
Source: Interoute

Interoute’s cloud expansion powers ahead with launch of two new Virtual Data Centre zones in London.

With five new Virtual Data Centre zones launched this year alone Interoute claims its place as the fastest-growing enterprise cloud services platform in Europe.

London, October 9th, 2014 – Interoute, owner operator of Europe’s largest cloud services platform, today opens two new Interoute Virtual Data Centre (VDC) locations in London’s Canary Wharf and a second site in Slough, bringing its total number of Interoute VDC zones to ten globally. Together with its recent acquisition of one of the largest networks in the UK, Vtesse, this cements Interoute’s position as one of the fastest growing providers of enterprise cloud services across the world.

Matthew Finnie, Interoute CTO, said: “Interoute believes in being close to its customers and key markets by investing in multiple locations, rather than relying on a single or limited presence to serve a continent. Our Interoute Virtual Data Centres are not only intrinsically part of our network but also reside in some of the most highly connected and interconnected locations available. Our recent UK data centre and network expansion brings our cloud within a few milliseconds of our customers, partners and major business hubs in the UK.”

Skyline view from Interoute London Data CentreWith five new Interoute VDC zones launched in 20141 alone, Interoute’s networked cloud is the fastest-growing enterprise IaaS cloud computing platform in the European market, surpassing Azure, Amazon Web Services, Google and Softlayer2 by number of locations on the continent. Users can now enjoy speeds as low as 1.3 milliseconds3 for sending a data packet from one new London zone to the other and back, or down to 68.2 milliseconds between London and New York4 zones.

Iftikhar Ahmad Dar, CTO of Machine-to-Machine and Internet of Things managed services provider, Wyless, said: “Interoute VDC is a global solution for highly scalable cloud environments. We’ve just deployed in the New York Interoute VDC zone and later this year we will be expanding into its new London City zone. The rapid growth of Interoute’s cloud computing platform means we have the ability to rapidly expand new instances of our platform for our partners.”

The two new Interoute VDC zones were deployed in less than 12 weeks. The high pace of Interoute’s rollout comes as cloud developers and CTOs increasingly look to gain a competitive edge via low-cost, highly available, cloud computing solutions that can meet their computing and storage requirements. Developers, start-ups and enterprises using Interoute VDC get location-sensitive access to computing, applications and storage on-demand, with free in and outbound data transfer included.

The low latencies delivered between European locations and in particular the new UK zones enable Interoute VDC users to architect for disaster avoidance as well as replication of even time-sensitive business applications. For developers and startups Interoute’s Jump StartUp offer launched last year, gives access to resources in the same or two different zones free for a year. With this announcement, any business now can set up a resilient dual-site, low latency setup in the UK using Interoute VDC.

Interoute VDC can deliver cloud solutions at an exceptionally low cost, because the computing platform is built into its global network – something that simply isn’t possible for cloud providers without their own international network. This feature makes both in and outbound data transfer free for Interoute VDC users, with pricing starting from €0.02 per server, per hour.

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Notes to the editor:
1 Interoute VDC zones launched in 2014 include: Milan (26 Feb 2014), Hong Kong (4 Apr 2014) and New York (18 June 2014), in addition to London City and Slough with this release.
2 Interoute locations in Europe: Amsterdam, Berlin, Geneva, London, Milan, Paris.
Microsoft Azure locations in Europe: Ireland, The Netherlands
AWS locations in Europe: Ireland
Softlayer locations in Europe: London, Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam
Google locations in Europe: Belgium, Ireland, Finland
The above information is accurate as at the date of the present press release, 9th October 2014.
3 1.3 milliseconds measured with a Ping test from the Interoute VDC London City zone to the Interoute VDC Slough zone conducted 03/10/2014.
4 68.2 milliseconds measured with a Ping test from the Interoute VDC London City zone to the Interoute VDC New York zone conducted 03/10/2014

About Interoute VDC
Interoute VDC is maintained and operated through a certified ISO 20000 and ISO 27001 Enterprise Quality and Security Management System ensuring data security and service management outsourced critical business technology. The implementation of industry best practice quality and security standards to Interoute VDC’s IaaS environment provides a fast, secure and quality cloud solution to meet the demanding IT demands of businesses across the globe. Interoute VDC also holds G-Cloud iii provider certification for the UK government.

About Interoute

Interoute Communications Limited is the owner operator of Europe’s largest cloud services platform, which encompasses over 67,000 km of lit fibre, 12 data centres, 10 Virtual Data Centres and 31 collocation centres, with connections to 195 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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