Interoute offers Turkish virtual data centre

The opening of an Interoute Virtual Data Centre (VDC) zone in Istanbul gives the company 15 locations in 3 continents. The new zone in Istanbul further expands Interoute’s cloud platform as it claims it is the only cloud provider to offer local cloud in Turkey connected to global cloud zones across the rest of Europe, Asia and North America, from the same platform. The new Interoute VDC zone also offers local business in Istanbul an alternative to other cloud providers whose zones are solely in the US or Western Europe.

This new Turkish zone creates an opportunity for European businesses to access new users and opportunities for growth in the dynamic business hub that is Istanbul, while businesses in the Middle East and south west Asian markets can easily reach new customers through the low latency, high throughput Interoute Networked cloud, it says. This proximity enables applications to be hosted much closer to users in the region, eliminating the need to send data thousands of kilometres back and forth for processing.

Matthew Finnie (above), Interoute CTO, commented: “Istanbul is major market and a key strategic digital bridge between the Europe, the Middle East and south west Asia. Six years ago, we expanded our pan European fibre backbone into the heart of Istanbul’s dynamic business hub. This is the foundation we’ve built on to extend our global cloud platform into the region. Businesses, entrepreneurs and developers using Interoute VDC can enjoy the benefits of a high performance cloud close to their users, whilst having instant access as part of Interoute’s globally networked cloud platform, to Europe, USA and Asia.”

The solution is a networked cloud offering both public and private services. The platform supports customer data, software, and digital services alongside existing legacy customer IT hardware, enabling digital transformation and service creation for enterprises.

Interoute's VDC is managed online or via API functionality. Customers can select any of 15 global VDC zones for the storage of their data, giving them control of where their files and applications are hosted. Interoute claims to be one of the fastest growing global cloud platforms, having opened new locations every year since its launch in 2012. Interoute VDC locations are available in Istanbul, Amsterdam, Berlin, Frankfurt, Geneva, Zurich, London (x2), Slough, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Hong Kong, Los Angeles and New York.