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Frankfurt-based virtual data centre to meet German security demands

Wed 5 Nov 2014

Further expanding its cloud services in Europe, Interoute has today announced its plans to open a second virtual data centre (VDC) in Germany this December.

In addition to an existing German facility in Berlin, which has been hosting data and applications since its launch in 2012, the new site will be based in Frankfurt and will expand the company’s growing public and private cloud networking offering. Interoute, currently Europe’s largest cloud services platform, commented that the new VDC answers to an increasing demand for secure, flexible and controlled cloud computing within German national borders.

“The addition of dual zone in-country capability to the Interoute Virtual Data Centre […] means Interoute is able to meet the local needs of European businesses and also provide a global platform for growth and expansion,” Interoute commented in today’s release.

Matthew Finnie, CTO at Interoute, suggested that the new site will help to appease the business continuity and data sovereignty concerns of many German businesses who are demanding that their complete infrastructure is hosted and managed in Germany itself.

“Expanding the application universe that can be moved to the cloud is a central 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 […] unique public-private cloud capabilities and developers are able to create virtual environments with levels of separation unique in a cloud environment,” said Finnie.

The VDC platform allows for users to manage and control their compute, storage and networking infrastructure on demand, through a private, public, or hybrid cloud structure.

The Frankfurt VDC is Interoute’s twelfth zone to be added to its platform globally, and its seventh this year following new sites in Madrid, London City and Slough, New York, Hong Kong, and Milan.


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