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Interoute recognised as leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Enabled Managed Hosting, Europe

London, 17 July - Interoute, owner operator of Europe's largest cloud services platform, today announced it has been positioned as a "Leader" in Gartner's Cloud Enabled Managed Hosting Magic Quadrant, Europe, July 9, 2014.

Interoute's CTO Matthew Finnie believes Interoute has received this recognition due to the unique capabilities it can offer customers thanks to the integration of Interoute's pan European fibre optic network with its compute platform across its global data centres. Network ownership, Software Defined Networking (SDN) capability and scale have enabled Interoute to offer customers the ability to move workloads and data between international data centres for free through Interoute Virtual Data Centre (VDC). Interoute's networked cloud platform also gives customers the ability to control exactly where data and applications are hosted, which is key for organisations that require strict compliance with data sovereignty regulations.

Matthew Finnie, Interoute CTO, commented: "We believe our recognition as a Leader in the Gartner Cloud Enabled Managed Hosting Magic Quadrant for Europe has stemmed from the network advantage we have built into our global cloud platform. We are providing customers with predictable computing performance on a vast scale and the confidence to securely host location sensitive data and applications in multiple global locations that suit their business requirements."

The Gartner report co-authored by analysts Tiny Haynes, Gianluca Tramacere, Lydia Leong, Gregor Petri, Douglas Toombs and Bob Gill says, "Leaders have proved they have staying power in this market, can frequently innovate on their existing products and can be relied on for enterprise-class needs. They have proved their technical competence and ability to deliver services to a wide range of customers."

This is the latest in a number of reports indicating Interoute's cloud hosting capability. In March 2014 Interoute received the highest rating, alongside Amazon, in the Gigaom Sector RoadMap: European cloud infrastructure market report[1]. The Sector RoadMap report, explores a number of the factors that must be borne in mind when selecting a cloud infrastructure provider in Europe.

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Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organisation and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose

[1] ©Giga Omni Media 2014. "Sector RoadMap: the European cloud infrastructure market", Paul Miller, 26 March 2014".

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About Interoute
Interoute Communications Ltd is the owner operator of Europe's largest cloud services platform, which encompasses over 60,000 km of lit fibre, 11 data centres, 8 Virtual Data Centres and 31 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 channels www.interoute.com

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