London, 14 June 2012 - Interoute, owner operator of Europe's largest cloud services platform, announced today that its Virtual Data Centre (VDC) has been awarded the 2012 Information, Communication and Media Technology (ICMT) Award for TLC driven convergence.
The award ceremony, which took place on 12 June, was hosted by the President of the Italian Republic Senate, Roberto Schifani. The award recognises the superior simplicity and security of Interoute's Virtual Data Centre and the contribution it has made to advancing in cloud computing technology.
Interoute Virtual Data Centre defines a new class in cloud computing, enabling organisations to create highly dynamic cloud computing services that are sensitive to the complex demands of European business. Built into the fabric of Interoute's pan-European network, it also enables organisations to deploy virtual computing and storage infrastructure for their enterprise applications in a matter of minutes.
Matthew Finnie, CTO at Interoute commented: "Lack of control is one of the key factors holding enterprises back from the cloud. Interoute's Virtual Data Centre offers cloud computing without any compromises, giving greater visibility and control over where and how data is stored. We are extremely proud to have Interoute's Virtual Data Centre acknowledged by this award. It is testament to our commitment to keep delivering innovative services that meet changing business needs."
The ICMT Award comprises three categories for technological development and forms part of the Innovation award program. It is sponsored by Confindustria (The Italian Industry Confederation) and sets out to encourage and celebrate Italian excellence in the digital technology field.
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Interoute Communications Ltd is the owner operator of Europe's largest cloud services platform, which encompasses over 60,000 km of lit fibre, 8 hosting data centres and 32 collocation centres, with connections to 140 additional third-party data centres across Europe. Its full-service Unified ICT platform serves international enterprises, as well as every major European telecommunications incumbent and the major operators of North America, East and South Asia, governments and universities. These organisations find Interoute the ideal partner for computing, connectivity and communications and developing new services. Its Unified ICT strategy has proved attractive to enterprises looking for a scalable, secure and unconstrained 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 mainland Europe, North America and Dubai, Interoute also owns and operates dense city networks throughout Europe's major business centres. www.interoute.com
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