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Friday, 03 October 2014 14:35

Interoute Communications acquires Vtesse

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Interoute Communications owner operator of Europe’s largest cloud services platform, has acquired the UK Vtesse group.

Interoute Communications which owns over 60,000 km of lit fibre, 11 data centres, 8 Virtual Data Centres and 31 colocation centres has acquired the UK Vtesse group and adds the businesses national network which links 55 data centres and includes the Vtesse TierThree data centre.  

The move will allow Interoute to increase its access to the UK markets and allow it to be able to bring its cloud service, Interoute VDC, and its Enterprise Unified ICT portfolio of computing, connectivity and unified communications solutions to businesses across the UK.

Gareth Williams, Interoute CEO commented “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.”

The Vtesse network is one of the largest national networks in the UK, 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. Additionally Vtesse also owned the Tierthree data centre, located 25 minutes from central London, the data centre has 2,700m2 space, capable of accommodating 877 racks at 5Kw each via a 5Mw power supply.

Aidan Paul, Chairman and Founder, Vtesse commented, “Over the past years Vtesse has provided enterprises, system integrators, carriers and cloud and data centre operators with a range of solutions from our data centre and extensive UK network. Becoming part of Interoute will give these customers access to the extended portfolio of solutions and international reach of Interoute, opening new opportunities and new markets.”

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