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Interoute Virtual Data Centre wins Innovation in Outsourcing Award

Interoute recognised for innovative cloud computing solution

London, 19 December 2012 - Interoute, owner operator of Europe's largest cloud services platform, won the Innovation in Outsourcing award for its Virtual Data Centre (VDC) at the Datacenter Dynamics Awards. A scalable, fully automated Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solution, Interoute VDC provides on-demand computing, storage and applications integrated into the heart of an IT infrastructure.

Interoute's VDC was selected for the hands on data centre like control it offers. Users can replicate any physical data centre architecture, corporate IT environment or major Software-as-a-Service platforms automatically, whilst retaining the exact same level of performance and security that they would have with a physical data centre. The Innovation in Outsourcing Award underlines the importance of advanced outsourcing services that are aligned with market business requirements.

Paul Mangles, Awards Manager, Datacenter Dynamics, said: "By removing the need for companies to invest in equipment, power, colocation, network and manpower, Interoute's Virtual Data Centre has replaced complexity with simplicity, reduced costs, and improved efficiency along the way. Designed as an innovative cloud-based solution, Interoute's VDC is the first solution to allow for such simple and convenient deployments of the public cloud, without risking the security and privacy usually associated with the private cloud."

Gareth Williams, CEO of Interoute, comments: "We're delighted to have been recognised for our innovation in outsourcing and cloud computing. The development of Interoute's Virtual Data Centre, combining Interoute's pan European network and data centres, with a self-service control online portal, is the next step in our strategic vision of delivering Interoute as a service."

With Interoute VDC, organisations are given the same level of physical data centre control over an outsourced virtual environment. Organisations can provision entire ICT solutions in their own Virtual Data Centre environment with just a few clicks. Each virtual machine can then be customised with varied CPU, RAM, storage, back up and disaster recovery, to allow bespoke system builds and reduce over-spending on unused resources. Organisations can reboot, power the box on or off and add or delete services at any time.

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About Interoute
Interoute Communications Ltd is the owner operator of Europe's largest cloud services platform, which encompasses over 60,000 km of lit fibre, 9 hosting data centres and 32 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. www.interoute.com

PR contacts:
Ruth Jones
Speed Communications
+44 (0) 20 7842 3200
interoute@speedcommunications.com

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