Interoute announced in mid-November that it will be opening a Los Angeles data center. The California data center is the second U.S. facility opened by the company this year and its eighth internationally.
The L.A. facility will be a virtual data center located in a site owned by another company and is being established in order to meet the demand for disaster recovery solutions from customers in Interoute's New York data center, which opened in June, Interoute CTO Matthew Finnie said.
While Interoute operates multiple sites in Europe, the company has only recently entered into the U.S. market in an effort to meet the growing needs of American companies interested in a location-sensitive cloud platform that is able to meet European compliance requirements. The expansion into American markets also allows Interoute to offer services to European businesses looking for a cloud solution that covers both U.S. coasts.
"Interoute VDC is designed to make doing business across multiple markets easier, with one price and one SLA everywhere," said Finnie. "Opening an Interoute Virtual Data Center in L.A. allows American businesses to expand into European markets through a platform that offers public cloud convenience with private cloud confidence."
Interoute is interested in expanding its U.S. data center presence because it is simpler to create facilities in diverse location in America than in Europe where regulations for data centers are different in every market. The company has also announced plans to open a Chicago data center in the beginning of 2015.
Interoute currently operates 10 virtual data centers, 11 interconnected hosting centers and 31 colocation data centers, as well as 41,600 miles of fiber optic lines.