Interxion driving capacity boom across Europe
Wed 10 Jan 2018
Bosses at Interxion have decided to carry out a large expansion in seven major cities across Europe in order to meet demand.
European carrier-neutral colocation data centre service provider Interxion has announced its intention to carry out a major expansion across Europe, including two new data centres and five expansions.
Customer demand means that the Dutch firm will build a third data centre in Madrid, a second in Brussels, and make expansions in Amsterdam, Paris, Copenhagen, Stockholm, and Vienna. It has also purchased further land in Amsterdam for future development.
The entire development project announced today is expected to cost the firm around €230 million (approx. £204 million).
Interxion CEO, David Ruberg, said: “The increased pace of cloud adoption combined with an improving economy in Europe continues to drive broad-based demand for our colocation services across our entire footprint. With continuing demand from multiple communities of interest, these investments will allow us to meet the needs of our expanding customer base.”
The developments mean that a total of 15,500 sq. metres of equipped space has been made newly available to Interxion’s customers.
With previous and ongoing expansion work, this means that the firm is adding 33,000 sq. metres to its portfolio, across all 11 countries in which it operates, amounting to a 25% increase in equipped space compared to the end of the third quarter last year.
Though the two new builds will be found in Madrid and Brussels, the most significant investment by the company is in its home capital of Amsterdam, which is gaining 5,300 sq. metres of space and 10MW of power, costing the firm around €63 million. As well as the expansion of the existing AMS8 site, around 22,000 sq. metres of land adjacent to it has been purchased.
The Paris development is costing Interxion €44 million and adding 4MW of power, while in Vienna €40 million is being spent on 1600 sq. metres. The other expansions are relatively small, down to the addition of 400 sq. metres in Stockholm.
The new facilities in Madrid and Brussels will add 5MW and 1MW respectively, and will both come with internet exchange facilities for direct connection.