Interoute’s second Asian cloud zone increases its networked cloud coverage to 16 zones globally
Singapore and London, 25 May 2016 – Interoute, owner operator of a global cloud services platform and one of Europe's largest networks, has today launched a new Interoute Virtual Data Centre (VDC) zone in Singapore, its 16th location globally. The opening of Interoute VDC in Singapore, is the second in Asia, following the opening of the Interoute VDC Hong Kong zone in 2014, and provides the region with in-region resilience on Interoute’s high performance cloud platform and global network.
With Gartner estimating Enterprise IT Spending in Southeast Asia to reach $62 Billion by 2018, Singapore is a key market for ICT infrastructure. Cloud computing is a huge investment area for the region as it looks to fulfil its ‘Smart Nation Vision’. By harnessing ICT, networks and data, the Smart Nation vision aims to support better living, create more opportunities, and support stronger communities within the region.
Singapore is also an important gateway to Asia Pacific for the UK and global markets. The country is home to over 30,000 British nationals, over 700 British companies and billions of pounds of UK investment. It is vital therefore, that this presence and investment is supported by a high performance platform local to the area to enhance competitiveness of key economic sectors and build a well-connected society.
Matthew Finnie, Interoute CTO, commented: “Increasingly businesses see the world as a global market where digital applications and services can be consumed anywhere, any time. With the addition of VDC Singapore (the 16th zone in our global networked cloud) customers can now place applications and data in close proximity to users in Singapore. Businesses running applications in the Interoute cloud continue to benefit from the ultra-low latency network speeds of a local cloud, ensuring users get the best possible experience from a global cloud.”
Interoute VDC is a hyper-converged digital infrastructure platform, with cloud computing capabilities built straight into Interoute’s vast next generation network. Interoute VDC has an easy to use online interface or can be controlled via an extensive API functionality. Customers can select any of 16 VDC zones for the storage of their data, giving them complete control of where their files and applications are hosted. Interoute’s networked cloud gives customers free data transfer between zones, making it extremely flexible and cost efficient to create multi-zone compute and data architectures, and to reach multiple markets across the globe.
Interoute VDC has opened new locations every year since its launch in 2012. Interoute VDC locations are available in Singapore, Amsterdam, Berlin, Frankfurt, Geneva, Zurich, London (x2), Slough, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Istanbul, Hong Kong, Los Angeles and New York. Interoute was recently named Best Cloud Service Provider at the UK Cloud Awards 2016.
 See http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/3012117
 See https://www.ida.gov.sg/Tech-Scene-News/Smart-Nation-Vision
 See https://www.gov.uk/government/world-location-news/singapore-and-the-uk-50-years-stronger