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New infrastructure reduces overheads and costs in delivering data securely and on demand

London, UK – 09 May 2017 – iFusion Analytics, a provider of integrated big data as a Service (iBDaaS), has partnered with Interoute, owner-operator of a global cloud services platform and one of Europe's largest and most advanced networks, to deliver edge analytics. By combining iFusion’s iBDaaS platform and Interoute’s global network of interconnected Virtual Data Centres (VDCs), organisations will be able to process data closer to the original source so that analytic insights can be delivered in minutes, rather than the hours it could take running a query using solely a location locked physical server.

“Many people still don’t completely understand how big data works. Previously, running queries against large databases would take hours depending on the volume of data being interrogated and the client’s location,” explained Mark Lewis, EVP, Communications & Connectivity at Interoute. “Deploying analytics software on Interoute’s global network of interconnected Virtual Data Centres changes all of that and means big data insights can be extracted in minutes and used to inform everyday business decision making.”

To provide businesses with immediate insights and information, the partnership will enable iFusion to spin-up compute and storage on-demand to enable quicker database queries closer to the original data source. Big data will be processed at the edge of Interoute’s network before being securely collected, verified and sent to a central system for archiving. The central  iFusion analytics system will provide an umbrella view of all the regional inputs so big data analytics is still performed for the overall organisation.

“The reach of Interoute’s private cloud capability will allow us to deliver unprecedented access to our disruptive, highly scalable analytics platform,” concluded Charlie McAlister, VP sales and business development at iFusion Analytics. “Our customers will be able to truly ‘act local and think global’ by quickly acting on data insights pertinent to the various levels of their organisation.”

 

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All data will be transferred using Interoute’s low-latency, private network to protect the security and sovereignty of information. If local regulations prohibit personal data from crossing national boundaries then iFusion’s local collector will anonymise the required data so that it can be rolled up safely and securely. Interoute will also enable iFusion to run its infrastructure with a smaller team. Using Interoute’s Object Storage and connectors, big data applications can be cut down to a smaller size and pre-loaded as bespoke templates onto VDCs so that different types of analytics can be performed at local sites. 

 

About iFusion Analytics
iFusion Analytics provides highly scalable Integrated Big Data as a Service capability aimed at specific business problems.  The “Templated” approach delivers a complete stack from the solution to a business problem through the Big Data Software componentry down to the deployment architecture and delivers capability as a service to our customers in conjunction with our partners. We have a presence in UK, US, Europe and India with global reach via our partners and alliances.

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Interoute will speed up data transfer with secure and reliable low-latency MPLS network and distributed cloud platform on three continents for global syrup company
 
Amsterdam, 2 February 2017 - Interoute, owner-operator of a global cloud services platform and one of Europe's largest and most advanced networks, has announced that it has been selected by MONIN, the French manufacturer of flavoured syrups distributed in 145 countries, to connect a brand new factory in Jiaxing, China, with MONIN’s headquarters in Bourges, France. A further MONIN factory in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is also set to be connected up in March 2017. Interoute will also host MONIN’s e-commerce web site and company data in Interoute Virtual Data Centres (VDC) in Hong Kong and Singapore.
 
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."
 
Interoute will provide MONIN with high-capacity MPLS network to manage the transfer of its business data. The network will allow MONIN to share industrial information and order planning between its headquarters and the new Chinese plant at a latency of less than 200 ms, a requirement for the company’s business processes to function.
 
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."
 
MONIN distributes more than 140 flavoured syrups in 145 countries, and operates five production sites: one in the United States, two in France, one in China and one in Malaysia. MONIN also has 70 studios which act as showrooms to show how to use its syrups in the bars, hotels and restaurants of each country. All these sites exchange information with the headquarters in Bourges, including large amounts of marketing data and visuals - hence the importance of an efficient global network, and the choice of Interoute.
 
Interoute will enable a reliable and secure data exchange, synchronisation and rapid provisioning of files for business functions such as R&D and Marketing for MONIN around the world. Interoute’s global network and virtual data centres will also enable cross-site archiving to ensure secure backups. MONIN’s e-commerce applications will also be hosted by Interoute. With a trade office in Brazil exchanging large amounts of marketing data with MONIN’s French HQ, the company will rely on Interoute to increase data transfer speeds and allow more secure and faster data exchange.
 
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." 
 
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About MONIN Gourmet Flavourings
Founded in 1912 in Bourges, France and family-owned and operated for three generations, MONIN is the premier provider of flavouring products for creating specialty beverage and flavourful culinary solutions. With manufacturing facilities on three continents and product availability in more than 145 countries, MONIN is recognised as the leading global flavour solution provider. www.monin.com 
 
About Interoute
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. www.interoute.com
 
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Global air filter company selects Interoute as its worldwide digital infrastructure platform provider, with SD-WAN enabling data centre consolidation.
 
Stockholm, December 13 2016. Interoute, owner operator of a global cloud services platform and one of Europe's largest networks, is transforming the IT estate of Camfil, the world leader in air filters for ventilation systems. 
Headquartered in Sweden and with 26 manufacturing facilities, six R&D facilities and local sales offices worldwide, Camfil’s data network is distributed across more than 130 sites. Camfil is using Interoute’s Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) solution to better manage and consolidate its IT environment and instead focus on its core business of providing clean air.
 
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.” 
 
Camfil has selected Interoute Cloud Connect (ICC), a converged SD-WAN solution with WAN Optimisation. This manages and optimises data traffic amongst its local offices, as well as to the head office's private cloud and the Interoute enterprise digital platform, into which it is pre-integrated for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). Interoute’s low latency, high performance enterprise network also optimises the performance of applications delivered from public clouds. 
The ICC device helps prioritise business-critical applications and data that are directed over Interoute’s core MPLS network, while non-business critical traffic can be automatically sent over the public Internet. The cloud-integrated technology brings additional benefits, such as the ability to replace expensive or outdated IT hardware in an enterprise customer’s local access network with the self-same ICC device, and to scale up the bandwidth at data traffic peaks. Another advantage is the possibility to add on Unified Communication (UC) services from Interoute as and when needed.
Using Interoute’s network has also allowed Camfil to considerably increase its available bandwidth in order to quickly move the large volumes of data with high security and minimal delay, facilitating the consolidation of data centres.
 
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.” 
 
About Interoute
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. www.interoute.com
 
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Interoute now has object storage capability in 7 of its 17 cloud zones covering

UK, Netherlands, Germany and now Geneva and Zurich in Switzerland.

 

London, 26 April 2017 - Interoute, owner-operator of a global cloud services platform and one of Europe's largest and most advanced networks, has expanded its Object Storage capability to its Networked Cloud zones in Switzerland with new resource in Geneva and Zurich.

Interoute’s Object Storage is a pay-as-you-go solution for any static content, (including images and video), cloud data storage or static website hosting, as well as a complementary storage service for the Interoute Virtual Data Centre IaaS platform. Scalability is simple but efficient and it outperforms traditional enterprise storage.

Matthew Finnie, Interoute CTO commented “This recent expansion of Interoute Object Storage into Switzerland gives enterprises a resilient scalable storage platform that can be geo-locked within national borders. As part of Interoute’s Networked Cloud the storage also benefits from our ultra-low latency integrated private network making it ideal for hosting applications, websites and frequently accessed digital content as well as more traditional data storage uses. With this new service businesses that need to ensure stored data is compliant with data residency laws can do so in the UK, Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland on Interoute’s secure Networked Cloud infrastructure.”    

Every object is replicated in geographically distributed data centres covering London, Slough, Amsterdam, Berlin, Frankfurt, and now Geneva and Zurich. Each data centre offers high levels of resilience and low latency access to data across Interoute’s private network infrastructure.

Interoute’s data centres provide secure and highly available facilities with multiple uplinks to the outside world. All data centres and network infrastructure are certified as ISO 27001, ISAE 3402 and PCI-DSS for information security and data integrity. The guaranteed service level is 99.99% availability per single storage region.

Interoute's global private network ensures rapid uploads via the internet from almost anywhere. For maximal resilience data remains writable in case of an outage at any one data centre, and readable in case of simultaneous outage at two data centres. Alternatively country-sovereign data storage principles are applied to ensure data is guaranteed to remain stored within UK, German or Switzerland’s borders.

To access Interoute Object Storage in any of the seven locations, enterprises need to register for an Interoute Virtual Data Centre account. There are no up-front payments or minimum spends and organisations will only pay for the Object Storage capacity that they use during each month.

 

 

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Company awarded for driving improvements in Anglian Water’s customer relations via its innovative communications software solution 
 
London, January 4 2017 - Interoute, owner-operator of one of Europe's largest, most advanced networks and global cloud services platforms, has been awarded for its contribution to Anglian Water’s Service Incentive Mechanism (SIM) programme in this year’s Anglian Water Supplier Awards. The SIM, set by industry regulator Ofwat, measures the quality of service provided by companies to their household customers, awarding a score out of 100. Interoute accepted the award for its Web Callback and CLI Lookup solutions at a ceremony in Newmarket on the 1st December. 
 
The company’s innovative approach helped Anglian Water to provide a smooth customer communication service, with transparent call-back requests and improved customer identification for Anglian Water staff. 
 
 
The Web Callback solution enables customers to request a call-back from Anglian Water’s website to discuss an issue, and receive an indication of when the call will be made. The alert service allows staff to serve urgent requests faster, and improves transparency for customers. In tandem with this, the CLI Lookup solution has transformed employees’ ability to recognise callers by matching incoming telephone numbers to their active account number. Staff can implement intelligent queueing, addressing the most urgent requests first - for example, in areas where there is a known operational issue, such as a water outage. Immediate positive feedback was received from customers, with 100% of customers surveyed by Anglian Water about the new Web Call-back service scoring it the highest mark of 5 for “Very Satisfied”. 
 
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”.
 
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Interoute Virtual Data Centre awarded for high-level performance, scope and flexibility
 
London, 7 December, 2016 - Interoute, owner operator of a global cloud services platform and one of Europe's largest, most advanced networks, has been awarded for Best Cloud Infrastructure at this year’s World Communication Awards (WCA) ceremony.
 
The WCA Cloud Infrastructure Award honours the industry’s best infrastructure-based service delivered over private or public cloud, and focuses particularly on customer satisfaction, flexibility and reliability. Interoute was selected for the award by a panel of industry executives, technology analysts and Total Telecom’s senior editorial team. 
 
The company was acknowledged for the speed and availability of its Virtual Data Centre (VDC), and the ability to provide tailored solutions for customers’ virtual infrastructure needs. Interoute was commended for its comprehensive delivery method, which reduces inefficient siloes and discrepancies between service levels. 
 
Interoute VDC, a fully integrated cloud platform incorporating compute and storage, is built into Interoute’s network, covering 70,000 route kilometres of fibre. The team was championed for the wide reach of its solution, with latency of just 130 milliseconds between London and Los Angeles, and provisioning across the US, Europe and Asia. Independent research by Cloud Spectator in March 2016 revealed that Interoute VDC is faster than AWS, Azure and Rackspace for network throughput, latency, and transfer speeds in a number of key European and U.S. cities.
 
“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.
 
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About Interoute
 
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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