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Interoute Named 2014 IaaS Telecoms Provider of the Year by Frost & Sullivan

Interoute recognised as being ahead of the field for innovation and excellence in cloud computing

London, 21 January, 2014 - Interoute, owner operator of Europe's largest cloud platform, has received the Frost & Sullivan Award for European Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Telecoms Provider of the Year. Interoute was commended for its excellence in computing and network integration, product and technology innovation, as well as for its leadership in delivering customer value in the cloud.

Interoute's IaaS solution, Interoute Virtual Data Centre (VDC), offers on-demand cloud hosting and storage from multiple European data centre locations. It is the only provider to offer its Virtual Data Centre customers free data transfer across Europe. It is able to do this thanks to the integration of its wholly owned and managed Pan-European fibre-optic network with its Virtual Data Centres. This unique integration creates a vast networked cloud computing platform, which gives its customers private cloud resilience and control with public cloud on-demand flexibility and responsiveness.

Adrian Drozd, research director, Frost & Sullivan, commented:

"Our research shows that Interoute is the clear choice for the Company of the Year Award for telecoms providers in the European IaaS market because of its rapidly growing presence in the European IaaS market.

"Interoute's network ownership advantage means it can provide flexibility for its customers by allowing real-time movement between public clouds (accessed using public networks) and private clouds (accessed using virtual private networks). Interoute has also simplified network management for customers by virtualising and automating its network. Moreover, the use of network resources to transfer workloads between Interoute's cloud-enabled data centres is delivered at no extra cost.

"In a market that consists of a broad range of competing IaaS offerings, Interoute's VDC is able to provide a number of benefits to its customers by constantly updating its VDC platform and providing valuable supplementary services."

Matthew Finnie, Interoute CTO, commented:

"The standout advantage of Interoute VDC is the integration of our network with Europe's largest cloud computing platform. As our customers look to expand outside of Europe, we are taking Interoute VDC global in 2014, opening new sites in U.S., Asia and Europe."

The full Frost & Sullivan report detailing its analysis of Interoute VDC can be downloaded here:


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About Interoute
Interoute Communications Limited is the owner operator of Europe's largest cloud services platform, which encompasses over 60,000 km of lit fibre, 10 hosting data centres and 31 collocation centres, with connections to 140 additional third-party data centres across Europe. Its full-service Unified ICT platform serves international enterprises, as well as every major European telecommunications incumbent and the major operators of North America, East and South Asia, governments and universities. These organisations find Interoute the ideal partner for computing, connectivity and communications and developing new services. Its Unified ICT strategy has proved attractive to enterprises looking for a scalable, secure and unconstrained platform on which they can build their voice, video, computing and data services, as well as service providers in need of high capacity international data transit and infrastructure. With established operations throughout mainland Europe, North America and Dubai, Interoute also owns and operates dense city networks throughout Europe's major business centres.

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