Interoute Virtual Data Centre launches in Hong Kong
Interoute adds its first Asian IaaS location extending Europe’s largest cloud platform to meet growing customer demand
London, 4 April, 2014 – Interoute, owner operator of Europe’s largest cloud services platform, has opened a new Interoute Virtual Data Centre (VDC) zone in Hong Kong. It will serve to support global enterprises with presence in Asia, allowing them fast access to their applications and data stored in the Interoute cloud. In addition, customers can move data and applications across the entire Interoute cloud services platform between VDC zones for free, thanks to the integration of Interoute’s automated MPLS network.
Cloud services spend in the Asia Pacific region is expected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 30 percent between 2012 and 2016, with the public cloud market alone anticipated to reach $19.5 billion in Asia/Pacific by 2016 (IDC). Recognising the region as an attractive growth market for European enterprises, Interoute has opened the VDC zone in Hong Kong to provide excellent connectivity to global enterprises that are generating, distributing and storing data in Asia.
Built into the core of Interoute’s network, Interoute VDC enables organisations to deploy virtual computing and storage infrastructure for enterprise applications in minutes. Users can now select any of the seven Interoute VDC zones in Amsterdam, Berlin, Geneva, London, Paris, Milan and Hong Kong to host their data.
Integrating Interoute VDC Hong Kong with Interoute’s MPLS/IP network and data centres creates a fully Networked Cloud which is faster, has greater resilience and is more secure than other cloud computing services. The unique combination of automated networking and cloud computing allows enterprises to create IT infrastructure that offers the security and control of the private cloud model, as well the flexibility of the public cloud.
Matthew Finnie, CTO of Interoute, commented: “Opening the new Interoute VDC zone in Hong Kong provides a gateway to European enterprises looking to reach customers in Asia, and likewise, Asian enterprises looking to reach Europe. 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.”
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Interoute Communications Ltd is the owner operator of Europe’s largest cloud services platform, which encompasses over 60,000 km of lit fibre, 11 data centres, 7 Virtual Data Centres and 31 collocation centres, with connections to 140 additional third-party data centres across Europe. Its full-service Unified ICT 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 partner 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 voice, video, computing and data services, as well as service providers in need of high capacity international data transit and infrastructure. With established operations throughout mainland Europe, North America and Dubai, Interoute also owns and operates dense city networks throughout Europe’s major business channels www.interoute.com