Interoute expands UK presence with Vtesse acquisition

Interoute has acquired UK-based Vtesse Group, gaining 7,000km of UK network and a data centre in the process.

The move aims to strengthen Interoute’s cloud offering in Europe, with the operator rapidly expanding its Virtual Data Centre (VDC) service globally over the last two years.

Vtesse’s UK network connects 55 data centres and 48 major towns across the UK. It offers metropolitan and WAN solutions to global enterprises, including the likes of Lloyds TSB, Poundland, Friends Provident, Invesco, DEFRA and the AA. These customers will also have access to Interoute’s Unified ICT portfolio of services.

The move also sees Interoute add its twelfth data centre; a 2,700 sq m facility situated just outside of London. The company says that it is an ideal site for disaster recovery back-up for its other London-based data centres.

“When you look at the options for European businesses wanting to take advantage of flexible, scalable cloud infrastructure, they are often limited to the public cloud providers who think Europe can be served by one European data centre location connected by the public internet,” said Gareth Williams, CEO, Interoute.

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