Interoute opens Hong Kong virtual datacentre

Cloud services provider and international backbone operator Interoute this week opened a Virtual Data Centre (VDC) zone in Hong Kong, supporting enterprises with a presence in Asia.

Users can access applications and data stored in the Interoute cloud across regional borders as well as move these applications between VDC zones for free over Interoute’s automated MPLS network.

Cloud services spend in the Asia Pacific region is expected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 30 per cent between 2012 and 2016, with the public cloud market alone anticipated to reach $19.5bn in Asia Pacific by 2016, according to IDC. Recognising the region as an attractive growth market for European enterprises, Interoute said it opened the VDC in Hong Kong.

Interoute has seven VDC zones in total in Amsterdam, Berlin, Geneva, London, Paris, Milan and Hong Kong.

Matthew Finnie, CTO of Interoute, said: “Opening the new Interoute VDC zone in Hong Kong provides a gateway to European enterprises looking to reach customers in Asia, and likewise, Asian enterprises looking to reach Europe. Integrating Interoute VDC Hong Kong with Interoute’s MPLS/IP network and data centres creates a fully Networked Cloud which is faster, has greater resilience and is more secure than other cloud computing services. The unique combination of automated networking and cloud computing allows enterprises to create IT infrastructure that offers the security and control of the private cloud model, as well the flexibility of the public cloud.”

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