Interoute announced in early October the expansion of its cloud offering to open two new virtual London data centers. The new virtual zones were deployed in less than 12 weeks and bring the company’s total number of global virtual data centers to 10, half of which were opened just this year.
The virtual London data centers are fully automated Infrastructure-as-a-Service solutions that offer companies on-demand computing, storage and application access. The virtual zones are built into Interoute’s physical, fiber connected facilities. Packets can be sent between the two London zones in 1.3 milliseconds, and between a London facility and the company’s New York data center in 68.2 milliseconds.
“Our recent UK data center and network expansion brings our cloud within a few milliseconds of our customers, partners and major business hubs in the UK,” said Interoute CTO Matthew Finnie. “Low latency means higher throughput, fewer servers for the same application and less rewrites to get it there.”
The low latencies available between the U.K. data centers and facilities in the rest of Europe provide customers with disaster recovery solutions and replication of time-sensitive business applications.
The addition of the new virtual London data centers coupled with Interoute’s recent acquisition of Vtesse positions Interoute to become one of the fastest-growing cloud providers in the world.