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Asset Handling selects Interoute cloud to securely deliver Big Data solutions and business critical insights to customers


Interoute networked cloud platform powers UK data company’s global expansion

London, 27 September, 2016: Interoute, owner operator of a global cloud services platform and one of Europe's largest networks, today announced Asset Handling, a leading software provider for asset management services based in the U.K., has selected Interoute to deliver its cloud infrastructure platform and disaster recovery. Asset Handling has chosen Interoute managed cloud services to run its relational database SQL platforms for storing customer data collected from sensors and other asset management input streams. It also uses Interoute Virtual Data Centre (VDC) as an agile, scalable IaaS service to perform real-time big data analysis of its vast quantities of system data and logs, which processes around 20 million records of data per week.

Asset Handling helps its customers make informed decisions based on intelligent data. Its asset management products and services use the Interoute cloud to process data gathered by customer-side sensors and other input mechanisms, and assist customers in using the results to identify risks, prevent breakdowns, optimise maintenance regimes and reduce unplanned downtime. Via a customised dashboard, Asset Handling provides its customers with real-time access to critical asset information such as vibration, temperature and acoustics. Customers can access and share real-time meaningful information wherever they are and from any connected device. Service engineers, for example, can access the analysed data before they arrive on site and make sure they have the right replacement parts for any repairs, to avoid multiple trips.

Asset Handling has a strong customer base that includes many UK water companies. To meet the data residency requirements of these customers, Asset Handling currently uses Interoute’s physical and Virtual Data Centre facilities in the UK. However, the company is seeing increasing international interest in its proven industry solutions and the Interoute platform, offering of more than a dozen geographical locations across Europe, USA and Asia, makes it a good fit for future global expansion of the company’s customer base.

Stephen Harrison, Director at Asset Handling, said: “Interoute’s excellent reputation provides additional credibility to our portfolio and has helped us win new business. For us, Interoute is the perfect partner to meet our requirements for a trusted, scalable and global cloud provider. The Interoute cloud gives us a complete digital platform with the flexibility that we need. With Interoute, we can quickly stand up an SQL server or expand our big data analytics platform to interact with new production environments. We can focus on developing our product roadmap safe in the knowledge the platform is under control.”

Matthew Finnie, CTO at Interoute, comments: “Asset Handling’s systems manage over a million readings each day. Faced with such large volumes of data, it’s essential for it to use a highly secure, yet agile platform. Interoute’s geographically distributed cloud computing facilities benefit from being built directly into the private network backbone. Data can be hosted and processed closer to users, providing a better overall performance experience. With the support of Interoute’s digital platform, Asset Handling is turning big data into valuable information for its customers in the UK and beyond.”


About Asset Handling
Asset Handling is dedicated to helping businesses manage their resources and improve business performance. Its range of products and technologies turn data into useable information so clients can make informed decisions based on real insights that affect all areas of business. Asset Handling ensures success by hosting and deploying solutions which fully support an organisation, its processes and its overall strategic objectives.

Its products target specific business challenges such as the management of assets, resources, projects and risk. A consultancy service is offered to ensure data is captured at the right time and is made available to people who need it, ensuring seamless delivery of a full service to clients, reducing costs and improving operational performance.

About Interoute
Interoute is the owner-operator of a global cloud services platform and one of Europe's largest networks which encompasses 12 data centres, 17 virtual data centres and 31 colocation centres, with connections to 195 additional third-party data centres across Europe. Its full-service Unified ICT platform serves international enterprises and many of the world’s leading service providers, as well as governments and universities. Interoute’s Unified ICT strategy provides solutions for enterprises seeking connectivity and a scalable, secure advanced 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 Europe and USA, Interoute also owns and operates 24 connected city networks within Europe's major business centres.

Interoute PR contacts:
Ruder Finn
+44 (0)20 7438 3050

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