Pierre-Eric Cognard, Group CIO and CDO at Georges MONIN SAS, commented, "I know Interoute well and have worked with them on several previous occasions, so it felt natural to consult with them when choosing a network operator for our factory in China. I knew the international power of Interoute’s network and when comparing suppliers few are able to commit to such a worldwide quality of service. Interoute is more responsive and competitive than its rivals and its teams immediately adapted to our needs to provide the solutions we needed."
Cognard explained, "Low latency is extremely important to us. We monitor our production line through our centralised ERP in France and we found that the scanners we use in our Malaysian factory operate poorly if network latency between the two sites exceeds 200 ms. Up until now, we have accelerated our traffic flows with a Content Delivery Network (CDN) solution, but using the public internet is not reliable and secure enough for us moving forward. Following the setup of our MPLS network in China, Interoute will be responsible for connecting our infrastructure in Malaysia. We also plan to store our data nearer the factory sites by using Interoute's Virtual Data Centres in Hong Kong and Singapore, in order to be closer to users and reduce response times."
Martijn ten Kate, country manager Interoute Netherlands, commented, “The presence of our Enterprise Digital Platform in America, Europe and Asia combined with our high performance global network is supporting MONIN Group’s international development. The CIO of MONIN’s visit to our data center in Hong Kong provided validation for the technical and security aspects of our infrastructures and was the starting point of our collaboration.”Cognard concludes, "With Interoute, we have a single point of contact for the whole world, rather than different local providers. We also have access to technical support 24/7, as well as dedicated sales contacts. We gain coherence in our infrastructure and systems, and we have the same typology of service everywhere, which is much easier to manage."
Tomas Bräne, CIO at Camfil, said: "We have over the years acquired many companies, which means we have developed a vast and heterogeneous IT structure that has left us with a host of outdated hardware that needed to be replaced. We are now together with Interoute taking the critical first step of rolling out a secure, WAN Optimised, SD-WAN solution in order to centralise and modernise our IT environment. Interoute is providing us with a cost-effective solution that optimises traffic and improves the experience for our users as well as increasing our cost-control capabilities. At the same time, we have been able to minimise the risks associated with self-managed networks and old equipment.”
Mark Lewis, EVP Products at Interoute, said: “Interoute Cloud Connect is an ideal solution for a company such as Camfil, because its meets the demands of the global, distributed nature of their business. It scales to connect all of their offices to the high performance, global Interoute platform efficiently and securely, regardless of how many locations there are or where in the world they are found. The platform also makes it easy to plug in new services as the organisation develops - from Office 365 to Azure and AWS, telephony via Interoute’s Hosted Skype for Business, and other cloud services.”
Andrew Bacon, Customer Service Manager at Anglian Water, said: “Delivering excellent customer service is at the heart of what we do and Interoute really delivered for us. Along with their partner QueueLogic they took a truly collaborative approach; understood what we wanted and why, and gave us solutions in a very challenging timescale that our customers really appreciate. A well-deserved award.”
Philip Grannum, EVP for UK sales at Interoute, said: “Interoute worked with Anglian Water to come up with solutions that would achieve a direct and visible impact on the quality of service delivered to households across the East of England. Our delivery of these two new initiatives was done collaboratively and to an aggressive timescale, paying close attention to Anglian Water’s transformation needs. We are delighted to have been recognised in this way and look forward to future projects with Anglian Water”.
“The World Communication Awards are a major benchmark for the telecoms sector celebrating continued innovation and ingenuity in the industry. Interoute is committed to our strategic vision of innovation and world class service, and we are thrilled to see Interoute Virtual Data Centre recognised as the best cloud infrastructure available." said Gareth Williams, CEO of Interoute.
Multiple TBs of digital traffic expected to hit the European internet through Palermo and Marseilles landing points.
Amsterdam, 10 November 2016 - Interoute, owner operator of a global cloud services platform and one of Europe’s largest networks, has today announced that it now offers dual entry into Europe through France and Italy from the World’s newest submarine cable, South East Asia–Middle East–Western Europe 5 (SEA-ME-WE 5). Interoute will connect digital traffic from Africa, Asia and the Middle East via its Point of Presence (PoP) in Marseilles, France and OHM Data Centre in Palermo (where Interoute is located), Sicily to its pan European network.
This dual entry proposition means Interoute can deliver up to nx100G of capacity between on-net routes in as little as 4 weeks to customers. Furthermore, Interoute is able to provide large scale capacity and protected routes to customers, from its wholly owned fibre optic network.
SEA-ME-WE 5 is an optical fibre submarine cable system currently under construction, which has been designed to carry up to 24Tbps of capacity between South-East Asia, the Middle East and Europe. By having a presence at both European locations, Interoute will be able to offer customers added resilience and full diversity on its network, It’s customers can benefit from its full portfolio of connectivity services such as Dark fibre, Wavelength Services, Carrier Ethernet, Managed Bandwidth and IP Transit. In addition, as a member of the Open Hub Med (OHM) Data Centre consortium Interoute has invested in a new carrier neutral facility in the Palermo region, and is ready to start carrying the wave of new traffic as soon as it reaches Europe.
Renzo Ravaglia EVP, Service Provider, at Interoute commented: “Interoute’s pan European network is at the heart of Europe’s the digital economy. Interoute is the first service provider to offer dual entry backhaul services from SEA-ME-WE 5 to Europe through its Marseilles and Palermo PoPs. With this new investment we have ensured that European enterprises can continue to benefit from the huge new business opportunities the internet has opened up with Africa, Asia and the Middle East.”
As the owner operator of one of Europe’s largest networks Interoute is able to provide increased network availability and a range of comprehensive commercial offerings for customers. Interoute directly connects 124 cities in 29 countries. It also has extensive network partner agreements and connectivity to additional 195 third-party data centres, to support customers across the globe.
Interoute is the owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform which encompasses 15 data centres, 17 virtual data centres and 33 colocation centres, with connections to 195 additional third-party data centres across Europe. Its full-service Unified ICT platform serves international enterprises and many of the world’s leading service providers, as well as governments and universities. Interoute’s Unified ICT strategy provides solutions for enterprises seeking connectivity and a scalable, secure advanced platform on which they can build their voice, video, computing and data services, as well as service providers in need of high capacity international data transit and infrastructure. With established operations throughout Europe and USA, Interoute also owns and operates 24 connected city networks within Europe's major business centres.
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