Interoute launches U.S. to Hong Kong network route to support global cloud platform
Fri 28 Aug 2015
Interoute has opened two new trans-pacific network routes connecting Los Angeles and Hong Kong to bolster its position as Europe’s ‘biggest cloud service platform.’
The operator said that the independent routes mark ‘the final step in creating a fully meshed global network,’ lowering latency for customers in North America and Asia.
Interoute’s global services are housed on its own private multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) network, which it claims ensures complete security for its customers building private and hybrid cloud infrastructures. The addition of the new diverse routes, it added, guarantees even higher levels of reliability.
The company integrated its MPLS network with its cloud infrastructure platform, the Interoute Virtual Data Centre (VDC), in November last year. Today’s announcement follows the launch of Interoute IP points of presence (PoPs) and VDC zones in Los Angeles and Hong Kong, as well as a PoP opening in Singapore.
“Our investment in new links between Asia and the USA signifies the next stage in the development of Interoute’s global networked cloud,” said Interoute communications and connectivity VP Mark Lewis. “Customers wishing to expand across the globe need a network and services platform that supports their digital businesses,” he added.
The new trans-pacific routes are expected to go live next month.
Interoute now counts a portfolio of 12 data centres, 14 virtual data centre facilities and 31 colocation centres. The company also has connections with 195 third-party data centres in Europe, involved in its 24 city-wide networks.
Speaking on Interoute’s Asian expansion Matthew Finnie, Interoute CTO commented: “For the first time we are offering a cloud computing solution to the Asian market that is fast, resilient and covered by one SLA for both networking and cloud computing.”
Lewis also noted that the new U.S./Hong Kong network will help Interoute expand its services globally. “With the launch of these new connections, Interoute is delivering the network capacity and service platforms that enterprises need to grow across the Pacific and around the world.”