Interoute continues focus on virtualisation

29 May 2013 |

Interoute has continued to pursue opportunities in virtualisation by launching a cloud storage solution through storage and data management solutions provider NetApp.

The operator has integrated the NetApp Storage Virtual Machines (SVM) service into its Virtual Data Centre (VDC) platform, which is said to enable customers to directly connect to over 150 locations across Europe using Interoute’s MPLS service.

The move is designed to allow enterprises more flexibility with the management of their data and storage needs. In particular, it enables customers to select and view which city its data is stored in.

The NetApp SVM has been built into Interoute’s VDCs in Amsterdam, Berlin, Geneva, London and Paris.

“The issue of data integrity and confidentiality is central to choosing your data strategy. The addition of dedicated NetApp SVMs to Interoute Virtual Data Centre adds market leading secure storage to the utility and flexibility of the cloud,” said Interoute CTO Matthew Finnie.

The launch of the solution reaffirms Interoute’s strong focus on enterprise cloud and computing services in 2013. Last year, the European operator announced a 12% increase in top line revenues, with its enterprise cloud and computing services growing by 28% from 2011.

At the start of this year, the operator also extended its VDC platform to its facility in Paris, marking the company’s fifth data centre to host VDC.