Press Release

Interoute becomes first global cloud provider to offer two resilient cloud zones in Switzerland

Virtual Data Centre zones in Zurich and Geneva provide Swiss in-country resilience and business continuity for users of Interoute’s global networked cloud.

London, 18 June, 2015Interoute, owner operator of Europe's largest cloud services platform, has today launched a new Interoute Virtual Data Centre (VDC) zone in Zurich. Interoute VDC is integrated into Interoute’s private network to form its global networked cloud. This fully automated platform gives customers free data transfer and the ability to fully control data location. 

Interoute, one of the fastest growing cloud providers in Europe1, is the first global cloud provider to offer two cloud computing sites in Switzerland. Businesses can use the new Zurich zone together with Interoute’s existing Geneva zone to build secure, in-country, dual-site resilience, as well as enjoy global reach to the 12 other zones available across Interoute’s cloud footprint.

The new Interoute Virtual Data Centre zone in Zurich has been built in response to customer demand for location sensitive cloud sites across Europe. Interoute is continuously expanding its Infrastructure-as-a-Service platform, now offering a total of 14 Virtual Data Centres across the world. Switzerland is the third European country where Interoute offers dual-site capability for its cloud platform, with paired locations already available in the UK (London – Slough) and Germany (Berlin – Frankfurt). Users can enjoy speeds as fast as 4 miliseconds2 for sending a data packet between the Zurich and Geneva zones and back. The global reach of Interoute’s cloud infrastructure extends from the west coast of the US, through a dense network of VDC zones covering the economic hubs of Europe, and stretching eastward to Asia. 

Interoute VDC has an easy to use online interface or can be controlled via an extensive API functionality. Customers can select any of 14 zones for the storage of their data, giving them complete control of where their files and applications are hosted. Not only this, but data transfers between zones are free for Interoute VDC customers, making it extremely flexible and cost efficient to create multi-zone compute and data architectures, and to reach multiple markets across the globe.

Matthew Finnie, CTO of Interoute, comments: “Businesses operating in Switzerland and in Europe need fast and powerful cloud services and that requires local sites. As one of the fastest growing enterprise cloud services providers, we are building out our networked cloud which enables us to deliver fast and reliable services that are in close geographical proximity to our customers. We offer public, private and hybrid cloud on one automated networked cloud platform to deliver a lower latency, more flexible and cost effective user experience.”

 

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Notes to the editor

1) Interoute Virtual Data Centres launched in the last 12 months include: New York (June 18, 2014), London City and Slough (October 9, 2014), Madrid (October 22, 2014), Frankfurt (November 5, 2014), Los Angeles (November 18, 2014) and Zurich with this announcement. Interoute VDC is also available in Amsterdam, Berlin, Geneva, Milan, Paris and Hong Kong.

2) 4.0 milliseconds measured with a Ping test from the Interoute VDC Zurich zone to the Interoute VDC Geneva zone conducted 16/6/2015. 

About Interoute

Interoute Communications Ltd is the owner operator of Europe's largest cloud services platform, which encompasses over 67,000 km of lit fibre, 12 data centres, 14 Virtual Data Centres and 31 colocation centres, with connections to 195 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 voicevideocomputing 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