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News Release

GC Europe sees data transfer speeds increases 260 percent using Interoute Virtual Data Centre
Released: 28th January 2014
Publisher: Interoute
  • GC Europe sees data transfer speeds increases 260 percent using Interoute Virtual Data Centre
  • Leading manufacturer of dental care products views Interoute Virtual Data Centre as the successor to traditional Data Centre model

London, 28 January, 2014 - GC Europe, a leading manufacturer of dental care, has chosen Interoute Virtual Data Centre (VDC) to help host and transfer huge data files to its employees and partners across the world. Headquartered in Leuven, Belgium, GC Europe is also connecting its dispersed offices, manufacturing, sales and research locations throughout Europe with an MPLS Virtual Private Network from Interoute and using Interoute's Microsoft Certified SIP Trunking voice solution. 

GC Europe is dedicated to promoting and driving innovation in dentistry and regularly launches new products based on its ongoing scientific research and development. The company has a constant flow of heavy data traffic across its many sites, which requires a high performance infrastructure to deal with the many large images and multimedia assets. 

Bart Branckaerts, Managing Director IT, GC Europe comments: "We have a traditional outsourced managed hosting set up with a fibre connected data centre hosting our file services, but as part of our continuing mission to reduce costs, improve performance and increase robustness and reliability, we were attracted to the maintenance and performance benefits of Interoute VDC. What surprised me was its phenomenal speed. When we tested transferring 2GB of multimedia files across Interoute VDC it was 260 percent faster than our existing managed hosting service."

Interoute VDC is a cloud computing and storage infrastructure as a service solution integrated into Interoute's pan European MPLS fibre optic network. This creates a fully Networked Cloud which is faster, more robust and better performing than traditional cloud computing services. Interoute VDC customers are not charged for any bandwidth or data transfer across the Interoute VDC platform in Europe, which makes the service extremely cost competitive.

Bart Branckaerts explains: "The total cost of ownership using Interoute VDC is 20 to 25 percent lower than our managed hosting solution and that's not including the thousands of Euro's we would have had to spend to purchase extra bandwidth to get anywhere near the speed and performance of Interoute VDC. Sharing big multimedia files is critical to our business, and the classic managed data centre model simply can't keep up, so our aim is to eliminate the classic data centre. On the maintenance side, Interoute VDC makes it much easier to integrate: The processes and procedures are familiar and simple and the solution we are getting from Interoute is a complete solution, from the network all the way through to the computing power."

Matthew Finnie, Interoute CTO, comments: "GC Europe is one of a growing band of innovative companies in Europe who are recognising the next evolution of the cloud is integration with the network. Our Networked Cloud gives you flexibility and access with security and reliability, all at lightning fast speeds."

As Bart Branckaerts concludes: "The Interoute VDC environment also indirectly benefits our end customers, because we will be able to share more information digitally with customers, suppliers and partners. With Interoute VDC we are ready for the future."

Bart Branckaerts will be speaking at CloudExpo on Wednesday 26th February. For more information please visit: http://www.cloudexpoeurope.com/Content/Welcome/1/ 

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