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Interoute Offers Virtual Hosting

LONDON -- British authorities recently uncovered a terrorist plot to take out key Internet nodes in London*. In response to this and other growing threats such as climate change-driven natural disasters – Interoute has launched a new Virtual Hosting platform. As Europe’s largest next generation network, Interoute uniquely provides a Geographic Failover capability ensuring that companies’ valuable business systems keep working even if a disruption occurs in multiple locations.

The Virtual Hosting platform in each location is fully redundant, offering high availability backed by strict SLA’s. The functionality is very similar to managed hosting on a dedicated machine, and allows customers a choice of operating systems with full access to install applications. Instead of buying or leasing servers for multiple years, companies can deploy Virtual Hosting solutions for as briefly as a few months, allowing customers increased flexibility. Furthermore, the customers do not have to worry about hardware costs and delivery times: the virtual machines are housed in servers that are already in place in Interoute’s data centres, ready to handle companies’ data needs. A solution can be up and running in as little as a single working day, following receipt of order.

Interoute currently operates seven data centres throughout Europe – Amsterdam, Berlin, Geneva, Madrid, Munich, Paris and London-all connected via the Continent’s most advanced next-generation voice and data network. With Virtual Hosting platforms located in multiple data centres, Interoute can offer Geographic Failover for mission critical applications. If and when disaster strikes in one city or geographic region, Interoute immediately switches virtual servers to a different data centre in a different geographical location.

"In today’s business world, protecting your data is critical to survival," says Gareth Williams Interoute’s President of Global Markets. "Interoute’s Virtual hosting platform makes this an economically viable option for companies that thought this level of protection was beyond their reach. It builds on the years of experience we gained managing business critical Dedicated Hosting solutions and is also an ideal solution for customers needing to react to the unpredictable nature of conducting business online in an online world."

Interoute Telecommunications Ltd.