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Interoute accelerates cloud expansion with launch of two virtual data centres in London

Fri 10 Oct 2014

Cloud platform provider Interoute has launched two new Virtual Data Centre (VDC) locations in London – a site in Canary Wharf and a second in Slough.

Interoute’s VDC solution is a scalable and fully-automated Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) model which offers its customers on-demand computing, storage and applications. Its VDC infrastructure is built into physical Interoute data centres, and is operated by ISO 20000 and ISO 27001 Enterprise Quality and Security Management system.

The deployment of the solution into the two London-based facilities took less than 12 weeks to complete. Customers are now able to send their data from one of the London sites to the other and back within 1.3 milliseconds. The low latency that Interoute can deliver between these new locations helps VDC users to manage disaster recovery, as well as replicate critical business applications.

With the addition of these two London centres, Interoute’s VDC portfolio now includes a total of ten sites globally – five of which were unveiled this year.

Following its acquisition of Vtesse last week, Interoute said it had ‘cemented’ its position as owner of the largest cloud platform in Europe, and as one of the fastest growing providers of enterprise cloud solutions globally. Considering the number of site locations in Europe, Interoute overtakes Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google, and Softlayer.

“Interoute believes in being close to its customers and key markets because it brings lower latency and higher performing solutions, straightforward compliance management and good customer service. That’s why we are investing in many zones, rather than relying on a single or limited presence to serve a continent,” explained Interoute CTO Matthew Finnie.

“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. Low latency means higher throughput, fewer servers for the same application and less rewrites to get it there,” he continued.

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