Interoute Expands European Cloud Hosting Platform into Asia, Adds Cloud Zone in Hong Kong

cloud-hosting-europeInteroute, owner and operator of a large European cloud hosting services platform, has opened a new Interoute Virtual Data Centre (VDC) zone in Hong Kong. The new Asian cloud zone will serve to support global enterprises with presence in Asia, allowing them fast access to their applications and data stored in the Interoute cloud.

Cloud services spend in the Asia Pacific region is expected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 30 percent between 2012 and 2016, with the public cloud hosting market alone anticipated to reach $19.5 billion in Asia/Pacific by 2016 (IDC). Recognizing the region as an attractive growth market for European enterprises, Interoute has opened the VDC zone in Hong Kong.

60,000 km of lit fibre

Built into the core of Interoute’s IP network, Interoute VDC would enable organizations to deploy virtual computing and storage infrastructure for enterprise applications in minutes. Users can now select any of the seven Interoute VDC zones in Amsterdam, Berlin, Geneva, London, Paris, Milan and Hong Kong for hosting their data in the cloud.

Interoute’s cloud hosting services platform encompasses over 60,000 km of lit fibre, 11 data centers, 7 Virtual Data Centers and 31 colocation centers, with connections to 140 additional third-party data centers across Europe.

Integrating Interoute VDC Hong Kong with Interoute’s MPLS/IP network and data centers creates a fully networked cloud environment. The unique combination of automated networking and cloud hosting would allow enterprises to create IT infrastructure that offers the security and control of the private cloud model, as well the flexibility of the public cloud.