New PoP adds resiliency for sub-sea traffic joining Interoute’s network with SDN accelerated performance
London, 16 May 2017 – Interoute, owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform, has opened another Point of Presence (PoP) in Marseille, in InterXion MRS2. Interoute has had a presence in Marseille for over 15 years with its own DC, as well as InterXion MRS1 and the Jaguar DC. Combining this new PoP in the region with the recently activated Open Hub Med (OHM) and Sicily Hub data centres in Palermo, Sicily, allows Interoute to connect digital traffic from Africa, Asia and the Middle East to Europe from the new Subsea systems landing there.
“Marseille is one of Europe’s biggest data gateways and acts as the internet platform to and from EMEA and Asia. With demand for connectivity growing and major investments from data centre providers, Marseille has emerged as a strategic hub for customers who are looking for large scale capacity, reliability and security,” explained Don McAuley, VP Global Sales at Interoute.
In addition to the new PoP, Interoute will enable users to make quick and easy network changes that provide greater network flexibility. Interoute will offer SDN carrier services, including instant SD-WAN capabilities that allow organisations to manage applications and data locally. Through this new service, users can optimise network performance, minimise latency and improve time to market.
“SDN offers carriers the ability to accelerate their network performance to provide flexible and automated ways for delivering high-speed services,” said Matthew Finnie, CTO at Interoute. “Enabling quick and easy changes provides the ultimate flexibility when it comes to servicing a range of customers who have different expectations of their network.”
As the owner operator of one of Europe’s largest networks Interoute can provide increased network availability and a range of comprehensive commercial offerings for customers. Interoute directly connects 126 cities in 29 countries. It also has extensive network partner agreements and connectivity to additional 206 third-party data centres, to support customers across the globe.