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Interoute is expanding its fibre network, which will boost its cloud biz

Interoute is expanding its fibre network, which will boost its cloud biz

Interoute has added two new independent networking routes between Los Angeles (LA) and Hong Kong to support what it claims is Europe’s biggest cloud service platform.

It described the additions as ‘the final step in creating a fully meshed global network’. With low latency fibre connecting its territories it claims it gives customers faster access between the USA and Asia regions.

The pan-Pacific services are built on Interoute’s own private MPLS network. With complete ownership of its network, the service provider claims it can guarantee security. The option to choose between one of two distinct routes now gives it much higher levels of reliability, Interoute claimed.

Interoute has integrated its MPLS network with its cloud infrastructure platform Interoute Virtual Data Centre (VDC). The VDC, announced in November 2014, was created and run globally in order to simplify the process of running businesses in multiple markets.

Today’s announced network expansion follows the launches of the Interoute IP points of presence (PoPs) and VDC zones in Los Angeles (LA1) and Hong Kong (Hong Kong2). This announcement also follows Interoute’s recent opening of a new PoP in Singapore (Singapore3), in a bid to strengthen its position in one of the world’s biggest financial hubs.

“Our investment in new links between Asia and the USA signifies the next stage in the development of Interoute’s global networked cloud,” said Mark Lewis, Interoute’s communications and connectivity VP. “Customers wishing to expand across the globe need a network and services platform that supports their digital businesses.”

The new route goes live in September 2015.

Interoute’s estate now comprises 12 datacentres, 14 virtual datacentres, and 31 collocation centres, with connections to 195 additional third-party datacentres across Europe, where it owns and operates 24 dense city networks.

The new routes will help Interoute strengthen its offering beyond Europe, according to Lewis. “With the launch of these new connections, Interoute is delivering the network capacity and service platforms that enterprises need to grow across the Pacific and around the world.”

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