1 Interoute Virtual Data Centre. Hands on cloud control. Scale your computing resource on demand Choose where in Europe you want your data Europe s most trusted and secure network
2 Interoute Virtual Data Centre Virtual Data Centre (VDC) is Interoute s scalable, fully automated Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solution. VDC provides on demand computing, storage & applications integrated into the heart of your IT infrastructure. Interoute VDC is the first cloud computing solution that can be deployed with the simplicity and convenience of the public cloud, combined with the security and confidence that a private cloud brings. The ability to offer fully automated public and private cloud on the same platform makes VDC unique. Interoute Virtual Data Centre combines computing virtualisation in the cloud with network virtualisation in the ground. VDC delivers virtual IT infrastructure as a fully automated online service and connects across Europe using Interoute s virtualised MPLS fibre optic network. With VDC you don t have to spend time and effort on installing and managing firewalls between your Virtual Data Centres, because all data traffic is inherently secure as it moves between them. This advanced technology gives you the choice between having VDC delivered as a private cloud service via your corporate VPN or as a cloud service via the public Internet - or both. The VDC Data Centres are not isolated but built into Interoute s pan-european network which spans more than 60,000 km of lit fibre, making VDC Europe s largest cloud services platform. The network advantage means we don t charge you for any data transfers in and out of your VDC or between VDC zones. Interoute VDC is the virtual equivalent of a real physical data centre. It gives you the same control and resource as having your own data centre but without the cost of buying equipment, power, colocation, network and manpower. Within your Virtual Data Centre you can choose to build your server, switching and storing in exactly the same way as you would in the physical world. You can specify RAM, CPU and storage to create any configuration you want, as often as you like. This allows you to add new applications, services and customers as fast as your sales demand. Interoute VDC has all the benefits you expect from a cloud; computing infrastructure, elasticity, pay-as-you-go pricing and real-time deployment. But VDC is not simply a cloud of virtual servers. It is a completely new approach to designing and operating a secure computing solution, which gives you an actual data centre you can control with a click on Europe s largest cloud computing platform. Interoute Virtual Data Centre is a truly unique cloud computing platform the first without compromises. - 60,000km of lit fibre - 10 hosting data centres - 31 colocation centres - 21 city networks cities connected - 30 connected countries - 10 subsea landing stations - 15 languages supported
3 What makes Interoute VDC stand out from the cloud? Private and public cloud on one platform Using Interoute s pan-european virtualised MPLS network, you can create a private connection directly into VDC using your corporate VPN or you can simply access VDC via the public Internet. You can also use a combination of both. Keep your data within your control You can choose where to put your data in one of our VDC zones in Geneva, Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris and London (with Milan, Hong Kong and New York locations coming soon). This helps ensure your business complies with European data laws. In addition, keeping your data in Europe, with a European cloud provider, means it is out of reach of the U.S. Patriot Act. Move your data for free If you decide to move your data, we don t charge you for any data transfer between our VDC zones in Geneva, Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris and London (with Milan, Hong Kong and New York locations coming soon). In fact, we don t charge you to move data within your VPN and VDC sites or the public Internet. One platform, any application Interoute is the first to virtualise both computing, storage and the network. This unique combination means you get a secure cloud service which you can tailor to match all your applications. Integration Because VDC exists within the Interoute network, we can integrate it securely into your network and IT infrastructure where you want it. With VDC, you can enjoy a large public elastic computing solution or a highly secure certified private solution. VDC s flexibility makes it perfect for the world of hybrid legacy architectures. Interoute VDC can be your first and safest entry into the new economic revolution of cloud computing. Security Interoute s customers include many of the world s most demanding enterprises and governments. The same expertise from serving these customers went into creating VDC. It is a secure cloud within a secure network, using proven MPLS technology to separate and protect your data, applications and other sensitive corporate assets. Within the actual VDC Virtual Machine environment you can create VLAN segregated, DMZ enabled, multi-tiered networks. Interoute VDC can replace your current IT infrastructure without compromising security. Elasticity Interoute places no limitations on the amount of machines, storage or network you can provision. VDC can expand and shrink to match your business needs. Our API ensures that your costs can be set to track demand precisely and automatically, making Interoute VDC the most cost effective and secure platform available. Resilience Because Interoute VDC is built into the fabric of one of the world s largest networks and because we don t charge for connections between Interoute Virtual Data Centres, you can now build real resilience at a fraction of the traditional cost. This solution is so cost effective, it redefines the future of computing and how you can do business. No vendor lock-in Interoute supports multiple hypervisors so migrating your existing cloud service to Interoute can be done without causing compatibility problems. To give you freedom from technology and supplier lock-in, images and data can easily be downloaded and migrated from VDC to another solution. Combine this with sophisticated networking and Interoute VDC makes migration easy. Fully automated service You can start using VDC today by visiting Using the online portal, you can be ready to provision your first instance in minutes. Our Network VM VM VM Corporate VPN VDC VM VM VM Internal Servers VM VM Internet VM VM Web Presence
4 Build your IT Infrastructure in an Instant VDC is fully automated and available on demand online from the Interoute CloudStore So, you can provision entire ICT solutions into your own Virtual Data Centre environment in just a few clicks. Customise your machine Each Virtual Machine can be customised with a variety of CPU, RAM, storage, backup and disaster recovery to allow bespoke system builds. These high level controls help you avoid spending money on unused resources. Integrate with existing systems Use our API to control your VDC infrastructure direct from your existing applications. Save time and resource by using the API to code CPU, RAM and Disc changes directly into your systems. Create your own appliances or use prebuilt templates Interoute has created the most popular appliances and loaded them in our CloudStore. You also have the freedom to create or upload your own appliances and manage a private service catalogue for your business. Role-based administration You can control user access within your organisation. Your community can get up and running fast because IT managers can use their own controlled builds for creating and controlling the cost of their service catalogue. Measured service Active reports allow you to monitor the usage of VDC services. You can use this information to allocate resources within the VDC environment, so your consumption never exceeds your budget. Simple pricing There are two purchasing models; Utility and Commit. Utility pay-as-you-go pricing. Each virtual resource is priced per hour of allocation and the total amount used is charged at the end of each month. Commit pricing. Charges a fixed rate per month for a set amount of resources. Packages are available in Small, Medium and Large. If you need to, you can still burst beyond your committed resource, which is charged according to the associated rate card. VDC Pricing Calculator Visit to use the VDC pricing calculator and get a price package recommended for your needs.
5 Ordering Interoute VDC online is simple: Select the geographic zone for your data. Select Hypervisor. ORDER Select the contract duration. Select a VDC payment package. Launch the VDC Control Centre. Launch Virtual Appliance, Storage and Network elements. Upload your own or use Interoute supplied templates to create one or more Virtual Machines. CREATE Specify the CPU, RAM and Network configuration of each Virtual Machine. Define the size of each storage volume and attach to a designated Virtual Machine. Format the attached volumes with your preferred OS/file system variant or use the device raw. Deploy your Virtual Machines. DEPLOY Manage your machines using the Web Console, RDP or SSH. Create your ICT service using your VDC environment and access it over integrated IPVPN or Internet connection.
6 Fully Automated Backup & Disaster Recovery Interoute Virtual Data Centre storage options include the ability to create local and remote copies of all your data continuously with one click of the mouse. You can choose whether the volume you need is standalone, replicated locally or remotely in one of the other Interoute Virtual Data Centre zones. Interoute VDC can typically replicate a private in-house cloud implementation for just 20% of the equivalent CAPEX costs over a 3 year period. Interoute Virtual Data Centre opens up a world of highly resilient solutions for your computing needs, at price points simply impractical with traditional technologies. With VDC you can integrate resiliency, backup and disaster recovery into the heart of your ICT infrastructure. To help you be prepared for any unexpected incidents, VDC features: Local backup you can have a snapshot of your storage volume in the same location as your VDC. Remote backup you can take a snapshot of your storage volume and replicate it to another VDC location. Both local backup and remote backup maintain a Recovery Point Objective (RPO) of four hours, providing you with a comprehensive data recovery system. The associated Recovery Time Objective (RTO) is also just four hours. Interoute s platform ownership, advanced technology and independent certification ensures that your Virtual Data Centre solution is secure, dependable and resilient. Each of Interoute s Tier 3 Data Centres has dual-powered equipment and multiple uplinks to the outside world. They are certified as ISO 27001, ISAE 3402 and PCI-DSS for information security and data integrity. Furthermore, our Berlin Data Centre has achieved the BSI IT-Grundschutz certification. Interoute offers you a complete end-to-end SLA (99.99%), so you can be confident that your service will be there when you need it. 24/7/365 support - Interoute VDC virtual resources, compute, network and storage are fully managed and supported by Interoute s European operation centres, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
7 CloudStore All your business applications in one place Interoute has created a set of the most popular appliances for you to choose from across nine categories: Communications, Operating Systems, Databases, Compute and Storage, Security, Web, Network, Business Applications and Professional Services. You can also create and upload your own appliances, creating an internal appliance marketplace for your own use. All appliances are built into Interoute VDC and deployed and managed through the CloudStore portal at the click of a button: You can specify the CPU and RAM for an instance of a Virtual Machine at deployment. You can install middleware or application software on a Virtual Machine and take a snapshot of this to create and manage new appliance templates. The speed of deployment depends on the virtual appliance; you can deploy a firewall in under a minute and a 50GB Windows server in around two minutes. When the computing requirement is no longer there, you can decommission resources quickly and easily. Compute and storage Security Operating systems Database Communications Business apps Web Professional services Network Constrain strokes when enlarging or reducing art
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