Interoute opens its first Spanish international distributed data centre
New 4,500 m2 data centre in Madrid offers services from the ground to the cloud and across the continent via Europe’s largest fibre optic network.
Madrid, 6 February 2014 - Interoute, owner operator of Europe’s largest cloud platform, today announced the opening of its new distributed data centre in Madrid, Spain. The data centre is built into Interoute’s vast pan-European network, adding a new physical location to Interoute’s unified ICT platform. The Interoute platform allows customers to build or buy as-a-service data centre architectures – be they physical, virtual or hybrid. These can be distributed and connected across countries and regions at the speed of light. This new location will enable Interoute to meet the growing demand among enterprises and service providers for connectivity, hosting and cloud services in the region.
The new facility in Madrid is integrated with Interoute’s other data centres in Paris, Amsterdam, London, Berlin, Geneva, Ghent, Stockholm, Munich and Zurich. With computing resource built directly into the 60,000 km of optical fibre that make up the Interoute network, the company offers scalable, local, regional and pan-European solutions without sacrificing speed, flexibility or control. Customers can choose to place their data in the Madrid data centre as well as any other Interoute data centre locations most suited for their business needs and for compliance with data regulations. Customers can also draw upon the Interoute MPLS network with speeds of up to 100 Gbit/s to create connected, geographically diverse, resilient and secure architectures.
The Madrid data centre covers 4,500m2 and offers up to 32 kW per rack. The building has a modular design consisting of 13 independent data centre rooms, which can accommodate changing customer demands for space and the latest technological infrastructure. A key differentiator is in the modular and decentralised UPS and cooling distribution. Each of the 13 rooms functions as a data centre within a data centre. To ensure both physical and logical security, the building is monitored by 24/7/365 remote and on-site security. As a carrier neutral facility, the data centre also offers access to multiple other operator networks.
Gareth Williams, CEO, Interoute, commented:
“2014 will be a watershed year for ICT. The networked cloud is here to stay and in Europe we plan to remain the largest. By investing in a new data centre in Madrid, we are demonstrating our commitment to that goal.”
Diego Matas, General Manager, Interoute Iberia, added:
“The investment we have made in the Madrid data centre shows Interoute is committed to the Spanish market and the growing demand for both physical and virtual computing resources we are seeing here. This new physical site complements the Interoute Virtual Data Centre offering, and offers customers in the Spanish and European markets a unique international and integrated computing and connectivity solution.”
Interoute Communications Ltd is the owner operator of Europe's largest cloud services platform, which encompasses over 60,000 km of lit fibre, 10 hosting 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
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