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Direct Connectivity to hyperscale AWS and Microsoft Azure Public Clouds

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Providing resilient, low latency direct connectivity to AWS, Microsoft Azure and other public clouds, as a key component of Attenda’s Hybrid IT strategy.

London – January 27, 2016 – Attenda Limited, the Business Critical IT company today announced the launch of the Attenda Cloud Exchange, providing direct connectivity to AWS Direct Connect and Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute; with connectivity to Microsoft Office 365 and other public clouds planned.

Attenda Cloud Exchange provides a key component of Attenda’s Hybrid IT strategy, enabling its enterprise Clients to deploy applications into AWS and Microsoft Azure public clouds, connecting back to data and other applications residing within Attenda data centres.

Oliver Presland, Director of Service Strategy, Attenda, comments, “Our Cloud Exchange solution provides Clients with improved performance and reliability when connecting to public clouds, through high throughput, low latency, secure, cloud connections, with flexible bandwidth choices.” He continues, “It expands the potential options for Hybrid IT workloads and applications that clients can build, using a combination of Attenda hosted and public cloud services.”

Multiple bandwidth options are available, supporting fluctuating business requirements, with a flexible commercial model, and minimum monthly commitment, avoiding the lock-in of a long term network provider contract.

Alex Silk, Head of Development, Reed Online, adds, “reed.co.uk is our business, so a high performance, reliable and secure connection to the AWS public cloud is essential.”

Silk continues, “Attenda Cloud Exchange provides us with connectivity on a flexible commercial basis; it would be much more expensive to build the same connectivity ourselves.”

Attenda has delivered Business Critical IT managed hosting services for the last 18 years. Over time, it has expanded its portfolio to include AWS transformation, transition and operational managed services; and more recently added Microsoft Azure managed services to its portfolio, to offer enterprise Clients real Hybrid IT service choice.

About Attenda Limited (www.attenda.com)
We are the number one UK pure-play provider of Hybrid IT and Application Hosting Services, specialising in running business critical applications. Our Business Critical IT approach combines business outcome focus with, a structured engagement methodology, and a comprehensive services and infrastructure portfolio.

Through an understanding of our Clients’ needs, we provide independent advice, to facilitate the right choices, modernising IT estates through the delivery of platform and location independent managed services that align to business outcomes. Our continual governance of these IT services enables Clients to focus on their business strategy, driving innovation and enhancing stakeholder value.

We have built up a commanding market reputation, with the industry’s leading accreditations and an unrivalled portfolio of UK enterprise Clients including BSi, CVC, Nisa, Princes, reed.co.uk, Regus and Travelodge.

Attenda has been positioned in the quadrant, Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, Europe for the last three years[1], and is ranked 20th in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For 2015.

Attenda is ISO9001, ISO27001, ISO20000 and ISO22301 accredited, is a Microsoft Gold Hosting Partner, VMware Premier Service Provider, a SAP Partner, SAP Certified in Cloud Services, HP Gold Service Provider Partner and a G-Cloud certified service provider.

For further details, visit www.attenda.com or please contact:
Attenda Corporate Communications
Gill Constable +44 (0)1784 211100
pressinfo@attenda.com

[1] Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, Europe by Tiny Haynes, Gianluca Tramacere, Gregor Petri, Andrew Watson June 2015

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