London – 25 July 2016 – VIRTUS Data Centres (VIRTUS), the UK’s fastest growing data centre provider, today announced a partnership with Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), a subsidiary of Reliance Communications, to expand its connectivity globally, offering enterprises, carriers and media companies robust cloud solutions to drive new business opportunities.
“As enterprises continue to mobilise and expand into new geographies, they face a pressing need for secure global capabilities for mission critical applications,” said Bryce Jewell, managing director of UK for GCX. “By building SDN based acceleration, security and on demand usage based value-added features into the network, we are increasing application performance, reducing bandwidth costs and improving security while providing VIRTUS and its customers high performance SLA-backed cloud connectivity across developed and emerging markets in the US, Europe, Middle East and Asia. We look forward to building a long term business relation with VIRTUS.”
Through this partnership, VIRTUS’ Cloud Connect Platform will interoperate with GCX’s Cloud X Fusion ecosystem, which provides seamless, latency-guaranteed connectivity to leading cloud platforms. VIRTUS’ Cloud Connect Platform offers highly reliable public cloud access from within a data centre that is built specifically to host high power-density equipment required for virtualised cloud solutions.
Darren Watkins, managing director, VIRTUS Data Centres said: “Cloud adoption is increasing at an unprecedented rate and it is mission critical to have a scalable and resilient infrastructure. LONDON2 is already an award-winning, world class facility with a broad range of connectivity options, but we are always striving to improve on its offering and GCX will provide a high performance global reach option, strengthening our ecosystem and ability to support the business expansion of our customers across multiple industries.”
GCX operates one of the largest global subsea cable and terrestrial networks and offers the high-performance Cloud X platform with multi-cloud orchestration to enterprises around the world. Cloud X Fusion is part of GCX’s Cloud X portfolio, a proprietary platform designed to seamlessly combine the speed and power of fiber optics with the agility, flexibility and cost-efficiencies of “pay-as-you-go” cloud computing; available globally and controlled by a simple to-use user portal.
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About Global Cloud Xchange
Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), a subsidiary of Reliance Communications, offers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions customized for carriers, enterprises and new media companies. GCX owns the world’s largest private undersea cable system spanning more than 67,000 route kms which, seamlessly integrated with Reliance Communications’ 200,000 route kms of domestic optic fiber backbone, provides a robust Global Service Delivery Platform. With connections to 40 key business markets worldwide spanning Asia, North America, Europe and the Middle East, GCX delivers Managed Services to more than 160 countries and offer extensive VPLS-enabled Ethernet network capabilities globally. GCX is equipped to support businesses through the deployment of next generation Enterprise solutions across its Cloud Delivery Networks.
VIRTUS Data Centres, the UK’s fastest growing data centre provider, owns, designs, builds and operates the country’s most efficient and flexible data centres. VIRTUS leads the industry with award winning innovation in hyper efficient, ultra-high density and highly interconnected facilities.
Located in and around London’s metro, VIRTUS offers the best of traditional retail and wholesale colocation models, combining dedicated support and complementary ecosystems with low cost, scalable and custom solutions, in uniquely flexible and customer friendly packages. Customers also benefit from Tier III certified, ultra-secure facilities, that provide 100 per cent uptime; protecting and connecting data, applications, networks and clouds within VIRTUS Data Centres and the global digital economy.