Showing posts with label Interoute. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Interoute. Show all posts

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Interoute adds UK fibre routes to Europe

Interoute has added new 100G routes between the UK and Europe, enabling service providers and large enterprises to transport traffic from the UK Midlands to Europe without going through the London area. Interoute cites improved diversity and resilience for the expansion.

Jonathan Wright, VP of Commercial Operations at Interoute, commented: "Offering unparalleled cross border capacity and connectivity has always been a cornerstone of Interoute’s strategy. With this, we will continue to provide highly strategic, robust routes to meet the multitude of demands made by our valued customers.”

Earlier, Interoute announced that it has been selected by a global social media networking company to provide over 4,000 kilometres of dark fibre in Europe, specifically in long-haul dark fibre routes in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Interoute connects the Vatican to its fibre backbonev

Interoute's fibre network is supporting the launch of The Vatican Communications Secretariat’s new online portal www.vaticannews.va, which combines radio, TV and publishing into a single interface.

Interoute owns and operates a global private network encompassing 72,000 route kilometres of fibre across Europe.

Francesco Masci, Head of the Technology Department of the Secretariat for Communication of the Holy See, said, "The rethinking of the Holy See's communication system meant an important technological shift as the worlds of web, broadcasting and publishing merge. Alongside the portal we will launch other services, and we are also considering further projects to distribute quality multimedia content directly to users, such as documentaries or other important productions. Interoute's new fibre network is the infrastructure basis for enabling this cutting-edge project.”

Gareth Williams, CEO of Interoute, commented, "We are honoured to support the Secretariat for Communication of the Holy See with our decades of experience. Interoute has built the pan-European backbone infrastructure which powers the digital transformation of global organisations. From our experience building and managing one of Europe’s largest networks, Interoute has gained the knowledge and competence to support this unique project, respecting delivery times and the constraints imposed by the cultural and artistic heritage of this important site."

Monday, March 26, 2018

GTT attracts funding from Adelph Capital and Crestview

A group of investors, led by Aleph Capital Partners LLP and Crestview Partners, has committed to invest $175 million in GTT common stock at the closing of the acquisition of Interoute by GTT.

“Aleph and Crestview’s investment is a strong vote of confidence in our vision to create a disruptive market leader with substantial scale, unique network assets and award-winning product capabilities to fulfill our clients’ growing demand for cloud networking services in Europe, the U.S. and across the globe,” said Rick Calder, GTT president and CEO.

GTT's acquisition of Interoute would add 72K km of European fiber to its transatlantic cables


Interoute's European fiber backbone spans 72,000 route kilometers connects nearly 200 data centres and colocation facilities.  Interoute also owns 15 of its own data centers and 33 colocation facilities. Its customers include international enterprises, as well as the world’s major service providers, ICPs and OTT providers. The company also operates 18 Interoute Virtual Data Centres (VDCs) globally, including three in Asia-Pacific, which are tied into its fiber backbone. In October 2017, Interoute launched its "Edge SD-WAN" service.

Interoute offers transport services (wavelength, Carrier Ethernet, managed bandwidth, storage connect, IP transit, cloud connect) and infrastructure services (dark fiber and data center colocation).

Interoute reported revenues of €718 million and adjusted EBITDA of €165 million for the 12 months ending September 30, 2017.

GTT said the merger contributes significant infrastructure, edge and hosted services to its network, as well as over 1,000 strategic enterprise and carrier clients, primarily headquartered in Europe.

In January 2017, GTT acquired Hibernia Networks and its five subsea cables, including Hibernia Express, the lowest latency transatlantic cable system, and eight cable landing stations, new global points of presence, and key clients in the financial services, media and entertainment, web-centric and service provider segments.

Monday, February 26, 2018

GTT's acquisition of Interoute would add 72K km of European fiber to its transatlantic cables

GTT Communications agreed to acquire Interoute, operator of one of Europe’s largest independent fiber networks and cloud networking platforms, for approximately €1.9 billion ($2.3 billion) in cash.

Interoute's European fiber backbone spans 72,000 route kilometers connects nearly 200 data centres and colocation facilities.  Interoute also owns 15 of its own data centers and 33 colocation facilities. Its customers include international enterprises, as well as the world’s major service providers, ICPs and OTT providers. The company also operates 18 Interoute Virtual Data Centres (VDCs) globally, including three in Asia-Pacific, which are tied into its fiber backbone. In October 2017, Interoute launched its "Edge SD-WAN" service.

Interoute offers transport services (wavelength, Carrier Ethernet, managed bandwidth, storage connect, IP transit, cloud connect) and infrastructure services (dark fiber and data center colocation).

Interoute reported revenues of €718 million and adjusted EBITDA of €165 million for the 12 months ending September 30, 2017.

GTT said the merger contributes significant infrastructure, edge and hosted services to its network, as well as over 1,000 strategic enterprise and carrier clients, primarily headquartered in Europe.

In January 2017, GTT acquired Hibernia Networks and its five subsea cables, including Hibernia Express, the lowest latency transatlantic cable system, and eight cable landing stations, new global points of presence, and key clients in the financial services, media and entertainment, web-centric and service provider segments.

“The acquisition of Interoute represents a major milestone in delivering on our purpose of connecting people, across organizations and around the world,” said Rick Calder, GTT president and CEO. “This combination creates a disruptive market leader with substantial scale, unique network assets and award-winning product capabilities to fulfill our clients’ growing demand for distributed cloud networking in Europe, the U.S. and across the globe. Following our successful, proven acquisition model, we expect to complete this integration within three to four quarters postclose and achieve a post-synergy multiple of seven to eight times Adjusted EBITDA or better on a pro forma basis.”

“This is an exciting next chapter for Interoute, GTT, our customers and our team,” said Gareth Williams, Interoute CEO. “The combined assets and strengths of our two companies create a powerful portfolio of high-capacity, low-latency connectivity, and innovative cloud and edge infrastructure services to support our customers in the global digital economy.”


GTT acquires Amsterdam-based Custom Connect



GTT has acquired Custom Connect, an Amsterdam-headquartered provider of high-speed network connectivity serving multinational enterprises and financial trading firms. Financial terms were not disclosed. Custom Connect, which was founded by Olav van Doorn and Jan Willem Meijer, operates a carrier-neutral MPLS/IP network that integrates SD-WAN and public and private clouds alongside existing data centers, offices, and branches. Its range of services...



GTT Communications, a major global cloud networking provider serving multinational clients, announced an agreement with Jisc, the provider of digital solutions for the UK research and education community and operator of the Janet network for the delivery of Internet services.Under the agreement, GTT will provide high-speed Internet services for the Janet network to support the research and learning of its approximately 18 million UK college and university...


GTT to Acquire Global Capacity, Building its SD-WAN



GTT Communications agreed to acquire Global Capacity, a provider of enterprise network connectivity solutions, for $100 million in cash and 1.85 million shares of GTT common stock, to be issued to the sellers at closing. Global Capacity, which is based in Waltham, Mass., addresses a range of enterprise network issues including difficulty in load sharing traffic across a mix of access connections, complex, static and manual network configurations...


GTT acquires Perseus for $37.5m



GTT Communications based in McLean, Virginia, a global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, announced the acquisition of Perseus, a provider of high-speed network connectivity that serves major financial and e-commerce companies worldwide.GTT stated that the purchase price for Perseus was $37.5 million, plus the assumption of approximately $3 million in capital leases. GTT anticipates that the purchase price will rep


Thursday, February 8, 2018

Interoute delivers SD-WAN for Thule

Thule Group, a leading sports and outdoor goods company, has selected Interoute to deliver an SD-WAN connecting 30 of its sites in 14 countries.  Thule is implementing an Enterprise Digital Platform to support its growth and digital evolution.

By prioritising and optimising essential data traffic at the edge of the network and actively directing it along the most efficient lowest latency routes, Interoute Edge SD-WAN will optimise data flows to and from applications hosted in the cloud, improving performance for users.

“As we’ve moved to use more cloud and SaaS based applications, we’ve seen increased bandwidth demand and heavy over-utilisation of our network. We needed an underlying network that would allow us to achieve greater flexibility, scalability and control over our IT estate,” said Anders Olsson, Director of IT at Thule Group. “Interoute owns an advanced world-class network that offers us a platform unlike any other. With Interoute, we now have a software defined network foundation that offers us the flexibility we need to expand our business, enabling us to grow and evolve without technology limitations.”

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Interoute opens Virtual Data Centre in Sydney

Interoute has opened a new point-of-presence (PoP) in Sydney, Australia.

The PoP will host the 18th Interoute Virtual Data Centre (VDC) globally, the company’s third in the Asia Pacific region. It offers resilient connectivity to Interoute’s Singapore and Hong Kong locations

Interoute cited growing customer demand for expanded global cloud coverage in the Asia Pacific region.

The Sydney POP also and extends the reach of Interoute’s new Edge SD-WAN services.

The Interoute Cloud Fabric binds together all Interoute VDC cloud zones, co-location facilities, PoPs, as well as third-party cloud providers with Interoute’s ultra-low latency private network backbone. 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Interoute launches Edge SD-WAN service

Interoute launched its "Edge SD-WAN" service, which leverages the company's global Cloud Fabric of interconnected data centers as well as public and private access networks to improve application performance.

Interoute said its Edge SD-WAN ensures application traffic is directed over the fastest routes without impacting availability or needing costly, unused backup circuits. It also supports WAN optimization.  The integrated network acceleration uses de-duplication and compression to reduce bandwidth requirements and deliver non-business critical traffic using a secure tunnel over the public internet. Low priority public internet activity is also passed through Interoute SD-WAN Edge Connect to ensure it is secure.

“Interoute Edge SD-WAN is bringing new levels of optimised application performance in the cloud,” explained Mark Lewis, Executive Vice President of Products and Development at Interoute. “As more applications move to the cloud, enterprise users can be forced to take an indirect route across the global internet to access those apps, resulting in increased latency and poor performance. Interoute Edge SD-WAN combined with Interoute’s Cloud Fabric Software Defined core ensures that traffic takes the fastest and most direct route, optimising throughput and ultimately cloud application performance. It provides access to public and private computing combined with accelerated access to other applications elsewhere in the cloud.”

Interoute’s global Cloud Fabric interconnects its 17 VDC (Virtual Data Centre) Cloud Zones, co-location facilities, Points of Presence (PoP) and third-party cloud providers with an ultra-low latency private network backbone.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Interoute Expands Fiber Routes in the Netherlands

Interoute has expanded its network in the Netherlands. Thea carrier is adding 43 route km of fiber to its Amsterdam city network, increasing network capacity by 21% in its Amsterdam city network. Part of this expansion includes the addition of 22 route km of cable between the Amsterdam Science Park and Amsterdam South-East areas of the city.  The current city network spans 230km of duct routes, and more than 275 route km of fibre optic cables, and is continuing to grow.

http://www.interoute.com

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Interoute to Acquire Easynet for £402 million

Interoute agreed to acquire European managed services provider Easynet for an enterprise value of £402 million.

Interoute said the acquisition will enable enterprise, government and service provider customers of the merged group to access a full suite of the combined companies products and services. In addition to increased products and services, the acquisition will bring an enhanced and expanded set of skills and capability to serve both companies’ existing customers and new prospects across the world. On a pro forma basis, after giving effect to the acquisition, Interoute would have had total revenue of over €700 million in the twelve months ended 30 June 2015.

Gareth Williams, Interoute's CEO commented, "These are exciting times for Interoute and our customers as we create a leading, independent European ICT provider. It's the next step in our acquisition strategy and moves us much closer to our goal of being the provider of choice to Europe’s digital economy."

Mark Thompson, CEO of Easynet, commented, "I believe this acquisition will bring great benefits to both Interoute's and Easynet’s customers. The combined companies can offer broader and deeper connectivity options, as well as an expanded portfolio of products and services, and the acquisition will further expand an already market-leading cloud hosting capability in Europe."

http://www.interoute.com
http://www.easynet.com/us/en/

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Interoute Claims Fastest Transatlantic Cloud

Interoute claims that its global cloud platform, Interoute Virtual Data Centre (VDC), delivers nearly double the throughput across the Atlantic than the next best cloud provider, as evidenced by research conducted by Cloud Spectator.

The research from March 2015 compared Interoute VDC with three leading cloud providers (Amazon AWS, Rackspace and Microsoft Azure), testing network throughput and latency between Europe and USA and between providers' European data centres. In all of the comparisons, Interoute VDC demonstrated the highest throughputs and lowest latencies.

Key research findings:

Transatlantic:

  • Interoute VDC delivered 1.1 Gbps throughput, which was 96% better than Amazon AWS, 141% better than Rackspace, and 195% better than Microsoft Azure.
  • Interoute VDC had the lowest latency, between its London and New York data centres. Interoute was the only provider in the comparison with both of its transatlantic data centres located in key business cities, meaning that VDC users can access compute and storage resources, and deliver data to their customers, from two centres of European and US business activity. 

Within Europe:

  • Interoute VDC achieved 1.3 Gbps throughput between its London and Amsterdam data centres. This was 52% better than Amazon AWS (Dublin – Frankfurt) and 73% better than Microsoft Azure (Dublin - Amsterdam)
  • Interoute VDC achieved a latency of 6 milliseconds between London and Amsterdam, over three times better than the inter-data centre latency of the comparison providers.

“This independent report confirms and validates our networked cloud strategy. Building cloud into a world class network provides our customers with significantly better performance when compared with the traditional cloud models. Businesses looking to grow between Europe and US should definitely be looking at the importance of these network characteristics for their ability to shift workloads into the cloud. Interoute’s fourteen global zones are all built into high performance network with over 300 interconnects in Europe alone. So wherever you choose to put your data and connect to us, your services are typically going to perform faster on Interoute than on many other global providers,” stated Matthew Finnie, CTO of Interoute.

http://www.interoute.com/press-release/interoute-virtual-data-centre-fastest-transatlantic-cloud-service

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Interoute Launches Check Point Security Gateway Virtual Edition

Interoute has begun offering the Check Point Security Gateway Virtual Edition (VE) via its Interoute CloudStore.

Applications available on the Interoute CloudStore have been tested and approved to run on Interoute Virtual Data Centre (VDC), the global networked cloud infrastructure with locations across Europe, North America and Asia. The company enables customers to provision the VDC as either a private, public or hybrid cloud. This complements the advanced capabilities of Check Point VE gateways and gives companies the ability to provision and control computing and storage infrastructure on demand, using Pay-as-You-Go or committed payment models. Interoute VDC customers and partners can also select the specific zone they want their data to be hosted and stored in, which can help companies needing to comply with stringent data protection regulations.

Check Point VE gateways protect dynamic virtualized environments and external networks, such as private and public clouds, from internal and external threats by securing virtual machines and applications with extensive security using the full range of Check Point’s award-winning Software Blade Architecture. With Check Point VE gateways available on the growing Interoute CloudStore appliance marketplace, organisations can leverage Check Point’s multi-layer security protection on demand in an easy and flexible way.

http://www.interoute.com/press-release/interoute-virtual-data-centre-expands-its-demand-security-services-check-point%E2%80%99s

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Interoute to Acquire Vtesse for UK Network and Data Center

Interoute Communications has acquired the UK Vtesse group. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Vtesse operates an extensive fiber network connecting 55 data centres and 48 major towns and cities in England, Scotland and Wales.  The company provides metropolitan and Wide Area Network (WAN) solutions to some of the largest companies in the world both directly and via leading global system integrators, such as IBM, ARUP, Redstone and Logicalis. Its enterprise customers including Lloyds TSB, Poundland, Friends Provident, Invesco, DEFRA and the AA, will now have access to Interoute’s advanced Unified ICT portfolio of services.

Vtesse also operates a Tier 3 data center, situated 25 minutes from central London, with 2,700m² space, capable of accommodating 877 racks at 5kW each via a 5MW power supply.  The companies said this is an ideal site for colocation, disaster recovery back-up for Interoute’s London City data centers.

Interoute said the acquisition enables it to bring its VDC cloud service and its Enterprise Unified ICT portfolio of advanced Computing, Connectivity and Unified Communications solutions to businesses across the UK.

“When you look at the options for European businesses wanting to take advantage of flexible, scalable cloud infrastructure, they are often limited to the public cloud providers who think Europe can be served by one European data centre location connected by the public internet. With this acquisition Interoute is adding its twelfth data centre in Europe and over 7000km of UK network to its 60,000km pan-European global Cloud services platform. This provides a highly resilient, secure low latency Cloud platform that businesses everywhere can benefit from,” stated Gareth Williams, Interoute CEO.

http://www.interoute.com/
http://www.vtesse.com/

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Interoute Strikes "Patch Tax" Fees, Opens Canary Wharf Data Centre

Interoute opened the doors of its new London data centre and announced that any customers using its data centres and colocation facilities across Europe will not be subjected to the standard industry practice of recurring colocation patch costs.

Interoute describes these recurring costs for static cables as a "Patch Tax". The company estimates that currently business in the UK spend between £70 and £100 million a year on recurring patch charges.

Interoute's London City data centre forms part of the company's distributed cloud services platform, which encompasses over 60,000 km of lit fibre, 11 data centres, 8 Virtual Data Centres and 31 collocation centres, with connections to 140 additional third-party data centres across Europe.

http://www.interoute.com/press-release/making-stand-against-data-centre-industry%E2%80%99s-%C2%A370m-patch-tax

Monday, April 7, 2014

Interoute Opens Data Centre in Hong Kong

Interoute opened a new Interoute Virtual Data Centre (VDC) zone in Hong Kong, enabling global enterprises with presence in Asia to gain fast access to their applications and data stored in the Interoute cloud. In addition, customers can move data and applications across the entire Interoute cloud services platform between VDC zones for free, thanks to the integration of Interoute’s automated MPLS network.

Interoute now has seven Interoute VDC zones in Amsterdam, Berlin, Geneva, London, Paris, Milan and Hong Kong to host their data.

http://www.interoute.com

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Interoute Opens Madrid Data Center

Interoute opened a state-of-the-art data center in Madrid, Spain that is tied into its pan-European network, adding a new physical location to Interoute’s unified ICT platform.


Interoute is promoting the ability for customers to build or buy as-a-service data center architectures – be they physical, virtual or hybrid. These can be distributed and connected across countries via fiber.

The new facility in Madrid is integrated with Interoute’s other data centers in Paris, Amsterdam, London, Berlin, Geneva, Ghent, Stockholm, Munich and Zurich.  The Madrid data center covers 4,500m2 and offers up to 32 kW per rack. The building has a modular design consisting of 13 independent data center rooms, which can accommodate changing customer demands for space and the latest technological infrastructure. A key differentiator is in the modular and decentralised UPS and cooling distribution.

http://www.interoute.com/

Monday, April 29, 2013

Interoute Expands Ghent Data Center

Interoute announced the significant expansion of its Ghent data centre, which can now accommodate up to 8000 servers for hosting and colocation. The company said this state-of-the-art in Belgium will help its VPN and colocation business, which is already being used by the likes of Domo, Van de Velde and Eandis the Flemish natural gas and electricity distributor.


The Ghent Data Centre is directly connected to other Interoute Data Centres including facilities in Amsterdam, London, Paris and Frankfurt through Interoute’s pan-European network. Disaster recovery and business continuity are also incorporated, with the ability to direct services to both the Interoute Brussels and Oostkamp Point of Presence (PoP) data centres if required.

http://www.interoute.com

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Interoute Implements Infinera DTN-X Across 100G Pan-European Network


Interoute confirmed the deployment of the Infinera DTN-X platform, featuring 500 Gbps, long-haul super-channels, across its Pan-European network.

 Interoute’s Pan-European network connects 102 cities in 30 countries and includes 21 dense city networks (MANs) in Europe’s major business centers and nine subsea landing stations. The carrier's fiber network serves every major European national telecoms provider, as well as major operators in North America, Africa, east and south Asia and the Middle East, including major mobile operators, ISPs, governments, universities and research agencies.

The Infinera DTN-X delivers 500G super-channels based on its Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) and FlexCoherent processor.  It offers five Terabits of non-blocking OTN switching per bay, scalable to 240 Tbps in a multi-bay configuration, resulting in more efficient utilization of the 100G waves when compared to conventional WDM architectures. Infinera also said its Bandwidth Virtualization simplifies service deployment, enabling Interoute to deploy networks in days and services in minutes thereby lowering operational costs.

"The DTN-X helps us win in the marketplace," said Jonathan Wright, Vice President, Service Provider at Interoute. "Speed to deliver services is key in our industry. Infinera's solutions have enabled us to deliver anywhere from 10Gb/s to 500Gb/s capacity quickly and allows us to efficiently provision services, as the market dictates."

"The DTN-X continues to gain traction across the globe because customers are realizing the benefits of investing in an optical transport solution that converges OTN switching and WDM transport in the same chassis," said Chris Champion, Vice President, EMEA Sales.

http://www.infinera.com
http://www.interoute.com

Monday, March 25, 2013

Interoute's 2012 Revenue Grew 12% Thanks to Enterprise Cloud Services


Interoute Communications reported 2012 top line revenues of €410 million, a 12% increase over the same period in 2011.  The company cited strong growth in sales of its enterprise Cloud and computing services (up 28% from 2011), and increased demand for international pan-European private network services (up 12.5% from 2011).

2012 EBITDA rose 16%, to €79 million for the full year, while profits rose 140% to €18.4 million.

"Interoute’s Cloud and network services combine to provide an integrated platform that brings our customers real benefits. The network provides reach, speed and security at a very competitive cost and enables the Cloud to be as private or as public as our customers need.  The Cloud benefits from the availability, redundancy and high capacity of the network, with customers gaining benefits such as free data transit between Interoute Virtual Data Centres. In essence, we combine the unprecedented scale of the platform with the operational agility that comes with an ever increasing virtualised service offering," stated Gareth Williams, Interoute CEO.

Interoute's infrastructure now encompasses over 60,000 km of lit fibre, 10 hosting data centres and 31 collocation centres, with connections to 140 additional third-party data centres across Europe.

http://www.interoute.com

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Interoute Builds a CloudStore with Virtual Appliances

Interoute, which operates a pan-European fiber network, 9 hosting data centers, 32 collocation data centers and a cloud services platform, launched CloudStore, an online marketplace aimed at accelerating ICT service delivery.

Interoute CloudStore hosts the full spectrum of core ICT infrastructure, network, computing, communication and storage services needed to build sophisticated platforms. Enterprise IT departments, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) developers, and even the largest websites can purchase Interoute’s network and infrastructure as a service through the CloudStore.

Interoute CloudStore also offers access to trusted appliance vendors, including Stonesoft and Riverbed, offering the cloud virtual equivalent of a firewall or load balancer.

Interoute VDC is built into Interoute’s pan-European MPLS/IP network.

"Interoute CloudStore is a game changer. It is the next generation of cloud computing; one that doesn’t compromise on data sovereignty, privacy concerns or performance. It essentially combines a seriously scalable integrated network, compute and storage infrastructure with all the appliances you need to run an IT environment. The difference with CloudStore is in the delivery. If you buy and run an enterprise application without the right platform and SLAs to support it, you are effectively placing the productivity and security of your business data in the wild. Appliance marketplaces perfectly complement the platform and are the future of the ICT purchasing model, but it is important for enterprises to understand what sits beneath them," stated Matthew Finnie, Interoute CTO.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Interoute Acquires Danish IT Company

Interoute, which operates over 60,000 km of lit fibre, 9 hosting data centres and 32 collocation centres across Europe, is acquiring the Danish IT company Comendo’s subsidiary Comendo Network.  The deal will double Interoute's evenues and its employees in Denmark. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Interoute will be taking on all of Comendo Network’s prominent customers, including DSB, Saxo Bank and DONG Energy.

"Following our purchase of VCG last year, the purchase of Comendo Network further strengthens our position in Denmark and the Nordic region. This gives us critical mass in the Danish market and provides an excellent platform for further development of our cloud based network solutions and video communications," stated Gareth Williams, CEO Interoute.

http://www.interoute.com
http://www.comendo.com



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