Interoute to support Asset Handling’s global expansion
28 September 2016 | Jason McGee-Abe
Interoute has been selected by Asset Handling to support its customers' data residency requirements as part of its global expansion plans.
Asset Handling currently uses Interoute’s physical and virtual data centre facilities in the UK but is now set to use over a dozen of Interoute’s platforms across Europe, Asia and the US to help its growing international customer base and deliver a cloud infrastructure platform and disaster recovery.
The provider has chosen Interoute managed cloud services to run its relational database SQL platforms for storing customer data collected from sensors and other asset management input streams. It also uses Interoute virtual data centre (VDC) as an agile, scalable IaaS service to perform real-time big data analysis of its vast quantities of system data and logs, which processes around 20 million records of data per week.
“Interoute’s excellent reputation provides additional credibility to our portfolio and has helped us win new business. For us, Interoute is the perfect partner to meet our requirements for a trusted, scalable and global cloud provider,” said Stephen Harrison, director at Asset Handling.
“The Interoute cloud gives us a complete digital platform with the flexibility that we need. With Interoute, we can quickly stand up an SQL server or expand our big data analytics platform to interact with new production environments. We can focus on developing our product roadmap safe in the knowledge the platform is under control.”
Asset Handling is seeking to create more intelligent real-time data for business critical insights. Interoute’s cloud will process data gathered by customer-side sensors and other input mechanisms, and assist customers in using the results to identify risks, prevent breakdowns, optimise maintenance regimes and reduce unplanned downtime.
Matthew Finnie, CTO at Interoute, added: “Asset Handling’s systems manage over a million readings each day. Faced with such large volumes of data, it’s essential for it to use a highly secure, yet agile platform. Interoute’s geographically distributed cloud computing facilities benefit from being built directly into the private network backbone. Data can be hosted and processed closer to users, providing a better overall performance experience. With the support of Interoute’s digital platform, Asset Handling is turning big data into valuable information for its customers in the UK and beyond.”