Launch of Interoute Cloud Connect accelerates the cloud for enterprise users
Interoute Cloud Connect integrates WAN Optimisation, flexible path selection, firewalling global access and local cloud in a single office device
London, 12th May 2015. Interoute, owner operator of Europe’s largest cloud services platform, has announced the launch of Interoute Cloud Connect (ICC). ICC operates as a Cloud Accelerator, it intelligently optimises application data flows between local enterprise office clouds and the head office private cloud and accelerates services delivered from the public cloud.
A single on-site device extends Interoute’s SDN aware MPLS WAN directly into the local office and integrates a host of NFV capabilities. These include WAN optimisation, routing, on-site firewall or DMZ & application-based path selection. ICC also offers built-in compute and storage, giving IT teams ultimate flexibility of virtual machine deployment locations as they migrate local IT to virtualized cloud infrastructures.
ICC’s local WAN optimisation capability is paired directly with matching WAN optimisation in Interoute’s global networked cloud platform, accelerating access to services in the cloud. Traffic to and from SaaS providers like Salesforce also benefit from the same performance optimisation, as the ICC devices optimise all traffic over Interoute’s VPNs.
At a local level, ICC allows IT managers to simplify and accelerate the performance of their active directory through replication of ‘read only’ instances at the office location, balancing demand and delivering consistent performance.
Joel Stradling, Research Director at Current Analysis, commented: “Enterprise clients face challenges in achieving good network performance, agility and security, as they move towards virtualised networks and IT. Interoute’s new ICC product meets these needs head on with a number of NFV capabilities including optimized traffic with acceleration available on public clouds, all underpinned by Interoute’s SDN-ready MPLS network. Interoute is setting an aggressive pace with SDN WAN, and this combined with its considerable network capacity is compelling.”
Mark Lewis, Interoute VP Communications & Connectivity, said: “Adding Interoute Cloud Connect (ICC) to an enterprise VPN makes the performance of the cloud so much faster. ICC integrates WAN Optimisation, Application Performance Monitoring & firewall with cloud, in a single on premise device, to create intelligent networked IT-in-a-box.”
Interoute Communications Limited is the owner/operator of Europe’s largest platform, which encompasses over 67,000 km of lit fibre, 12 data centres, and 31 collocation centres, with connections to 195 additional third-party data centres across Europe. Its full service platform serves international enterprises, as well as every major European telecommunications incumbent and the major operators of North America, East and South Asia, governments and universities. These organisations find Interoute the ideal for computing, connectivity and communications and developing new services. Its Unified ICT strategy has proved attractive to enterprises looking for a scalable, secure and unconstrained platform on which they can build their , , and services, as well as service providers in need of high capacity international data and . With established operations throughout mainland Europe, North America and Dubai, Interoute also owns and operates dense city networks throughout Europe’s major business centres.