New Interoute Virtual Data Centre in Frankfurt enables secure business continuity in the cloud for companies who want data to stay in Germany.
London & Frankfurt, 5th November 2014 - Interoute, owner operator of Europe's largest cloud services platform, has today announced its will open its second German Interoute Virtual Data Centre (VDC) zone in Frankfurt on 1st of December this year. The Interoute VDC zone in Berlin has already been hosting data and applications for customers since its opening in 2012. The second zone in Frankfurt am Main, combined with Interoute’s advanced private and public networking capability, meets growing customer demand for secure cloud enterprise grade cloud computing inside German national borders, with complete data control and ultra low, in-country latency providing a secure, flexible and in-country resilient platform for all computing needs. The addition of dual zone in-country capability to the Interoute Virtual Data Centre, available across 12 zones globally, means Interoute is able to meet the local needs of European businesses and also provide a global platform for growth and expansion.
Matthew Finnie, CTO, Interoute, commented: “Expanding the application universe that can be moved to the cloud is central to Interoute’s approach. Critical from a German perspective is data control and location. Our dual zone approach and free network enables in-country resilience coupled with low latency, minimising code rewrites. Combine this with Interoute’s unique public-private cloud capabilities and developers are able to create virtual environments with levels of separation unique in a cloud environment.”
Interoute VDC lets customers provision and control compute, storage and network infrastructure on demand, on a global scale. Users can tailor how they provision Interoute VDC compute resources as either private, public or hybrid cloud. Interoute also offers a full portfolio of hosting, colocation, networking and communications services which can be seamlessly integrated with its cloud solutions.
Companies needing to meet data protection regulations can choose to host and store their data in any of the many cities Interoute offers VDC zones in, as well as benefit from free data transfer offered between Interoute VDC locations across the globe. The Interoute CloudStore provides a comprehensive online marketplace for enterprises to buy a wide range of applications to deploy on Interoute VDC.
Interoute’s cloud computing platform is rapidly expanding across the world. The new Interoute Virtual Data Centre in Frankfurt is the 12th zone to be added to the platform overall, and the 7th new zone to be launched in 20141. Interoute maintains a certified ISO 20000 and ISO 27001 Quality and Enterprise Security Management System to operate its cloud solutions.
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1 Interoute VDC zones launched in 2014 include: Milan (26 February 2014), Hong Kong (4 April 2014), New York (18 June 2014), London City and Slough (9 October 2014), Madrid (22 October 2014) and Frankfurt.
Interoute Communications Ltd is the owner operator of Europe's largest cloud services platform, which encompasses over 67,000 km of lit fibre, 12 data centres, 12 Virtual Data Centres and 31 colocation 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 channels www.interoute.com