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Interoute's cloud expansion powers ahead with launch of two new Virtual Data Center zones in London

Interoute, owner operator of Europe's largest cloud services platform, today opens two new Interoute Virtual Data Centre (VDC) locations, one in London's Canary Wharf and a second site in Slough, bringing its total number of Interoute VDC zones to ten globally. Together with its recent acquisition of one of the largest networks in the UK, Vtesse, this cements Interoute's position as one of the fastest growing providers of enterprise cloud services across the world.

Matthew Finnie, Interoute CTO, said: "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. 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, making Interoute Virtual Data Center the practical option for Enterprise migration to the cloud and for the most ambitious of developers."

With five new Interoute VDC zones launched in 2014 alone, Interoute's networked cloud is the fastest-growing enterprise IaaS cloud computing platform in the European market, surpassing Azure, Amazon Web Services, Google and Softlayer by number of locations on the continent. Users can now enjoy speeds as low as 1.3 milliseconds for sending a data packet from one new London zone to the other and back, or down to 68.2 milliseconds between London and New York zones. 

Iftikhar Ahmad Dar, CTO of Machine-to-Machine and Internet of Things managed services provider, Wyless, said: "Interoute VDC is a global solution for highly scalable cloud environments. We've just deployed in the New York Interoute VDC zone and later this year we will be expanding into its new London City zone. The rapid growth of Interoute's cloud computing platform means we have the ability to rapidly expand new instances of our platform for our partners."

The two new Interoute VDC zones were deployed in less than 12 weeks. The high pace of Interoute's rollout comes as cloud developers and CTOs increasingly look to gain a competitive edge via low-cost, highly available, cloud computing solutions that can meet their computing and storage requirements. Developers, start-ups and enterprises using Interoute VDC get location-sensitive access to computing, applications and storage on-demand, with free in and outbound data transfer included. 

Interoute Virtual Data Centres are intrinsically part of the Interoute network and reside in some of the most highly connected and interconnected locations available. The low latencies delivered between European locations and in particular the new UK zones enable Interoute VDC users to architect for disaster avoidance as well as replication of even time-sensitive business applications. For developers and startups Interoute's Jump StartUp offer launched last year, gives access to resources in the same or two different zones free for a year. With this announcement, any business now can set up a resilient dual-site, low latency setup in the UK using Interoute VDC.

Interoute VDC can deliver cloud solutions at an exceptionally low cost, because the computing platform is built into its global network - something that simply isn't possible for cloud providers without their own international network. This feature makes both in and outbound data transfer free for Interoute VDC users, with pricing starting from €0.02 per server, per hour.
Published Thursday, October 09, 2014 7:09 AM by David Marshall
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