Interoute remains focussed on virtualisation through expansion to Paris

Interoute remains focussed on virtualisation through expansion to Paris

Interoute has expanded its virtual data centre (VDC) platform to its facility in Paris, as the company continues to pursue opportunities in virtualisation.

The move marks the company’s fifth data centre to host VDC, with the platform also available in London, Amsterdam, Geneva and Berlin.

The company claims it has enabled them to offer private and public cloud computing in more locations than any other provider in Europe.

Interoute launched its VDC product, which is a private and public cloud computing platform built into the company’s pan-European MPLS/IP network, at the start of 2012.

The product targets organisations looking to deploy virtual computing and storage infrastructure for their enterprise applications.

Customers are said to have flexibility between the five cities across Europe in which the physical infrastructure is located, which also all comply fully with European data legislation.

During his Big Interview with Capacity, Interoute’s CEO Gareth Williams, pinpointed VDC as a strong growth opportunity for the company, stating that the product had generated over €1 million in revenues between January and November 2012.

“We see virtualisation as the future,” said Williams. “It is coming to the forefront now and you can’t hide anymore at the back. Cloud is an enabler for businesses. It’s something they can try and if it fails, they haven’t spent millions.”

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