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Interoute Becomes Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Platinum Level Partner and Achieves OPN Specialization for Oracle Exadata

Oracle recognises Interoute for expertise in delivering Oracle Exadata Database Machine

Berlin/London, 24 September 2012 - Interoute, owner operator of Europe's largest cloud services platform and provider of hosted application services, today announced that it has achieved Platinum partner status in Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN). By attaining Platinum level membership, Oracle has recognised Interoute for its in-depth expertise and excellence in addressing the challenges of customers. Interoute has also achieved an OPN Specialization for Oracle Exadata, bringing the total number of Oracle Specializations the company holds to eight.

Interoute offers a highly secure, complete Oracle managed hosting service used by over 250 clients, including a number of FTSE 100 companies and government bodies.

The Oracle Exadata Database Machine is the only database machine that provides extreme performance for both data warehousing and online transaction processing (OLTP) workloads, making it the ideal platform for consolidating onto private clouds. It is a complete package of servers, storage, networking, and software that is massively scalable, secure, and redundant.

Julian Boneham, Sales Director for Interoute Application Management, commented: "By investing in our business to develop and maintain the expertise required for becoming a Platinum partner in OPN, we position ourselves to support the database and application layer for Oracle customers of all sizes. Customers know that by working with us, they are putting their Oracle environment into the safe hands of an OPN Specialized partner."

"Becoming a Platinum partner in OPN and achieving an OPN Specialization in Oracle Exadata is an important and significant milestone for Interoute," said Lydia Smyers, Group Vice President, Worldwide A&C Programs and Communications, Oracle. "With a total of eight OPN Specializations, they maintain a high-level of Oracle expertise and are uniquely positioned to address a broad span of customer challenges. We look forward to watching their continued success throughout Europe."

Interoute has established its depth and breadth of expertise across eight key Oracle solution areas, including Oracle Exadata, Oracle Linux, Oracle Data Warehousing, Oracle Database, Oracle Real Application Clusters, Oracle Database Performance Tuning, Oracle Enterprise Manager and Oracle Database Security Options.

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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, 8 hosting data centres and 32 collocation centres, with connections to 140 additional third-party data centres across Europe. Interoute's Managed Application Services offers end-to-end hosted and on-premise support solutions for critical database and application environments, seamlessly integrating the management of critical applications with the network and infrastructure. Interoute's 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 centres.

Visit www.interoute.com and www.interoute-IAM.com for more information.

About Oracle PartnerNetwork
Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialised is the latest version of Oracle's partner program that provides partners with tools to better develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN Specialised offers resources to train and support specialised knowledge of Oracle products and solutions and has evolved to recognise Oracle's growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to differentiate through Specialisations. Specialisations are achieved through competency development, business results, expertise and proven success. To find out more visit http://www.oracle.com/partners.

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