Interoute launches virtual data centre in New York

18 June 2014 | Kavit Majithia


Interoute has announced the launch of a Virtual Data Centre (VDC) zone in New York, as the company attempts to expand its cloud services globally.

The European operator will utilise its VDC zones in London and New York to enable Interoute’s IaaS platform customers to benefit from a globally distributed cloud platform at low latency.

Interoute has VDC zones in eight countries across the world, with six in Europe, and the company said the facilities are built into the foundations of its MPLS and internet backbone.

“European developers and businesses with their sights set on the US need more than just a data centre to effectively gain a foothold there. They need a networked cloud to give them the speed and performance to compete,” said Matthew Finnie, CTO at Interoute.

“Interoute’s VDC provides massively cloud architecture, globally, and we’ve thrown in the network for free. Opening our first US zone in New York is part of Interoute’s expansion beyond our European base, following the launch of our Hong Kong zone earlier this year,” he added.

Through the capabilities, Interoute customers are given access to a network of computing resources and are able to customise their offering in any location globally.

Interoute VDC also offers the option of public, private (MPLS) or hybrid cloud services as a standard, defined at the network level, allowing customers to store and move data where it is needed, whether in Europe, North America or Asia.