01 March 2018
| James Pearce
Interxion has named bare-metal cloud provider Packet as the latest partner to expand its presence to Interxion’s Marseille facility.
Packet provides proprietary technology which automates
physical servers and networks without the use of virtualisation
or multi-tenacy, powering more than 60,000 deployments per
month from 16 locations scattered across the globe.
Packet, which services industries ranging from gaming and
video streaming to IoT and telecoms, said expanding into
Interxion’s Marseille facility will enable its
customers to run compute and data-intensive workloads closer to
"This Marseille expansion is a perfect example of how we can
quickly deploy custom, automated infrastructure to nearly any
market in the world," said Zachary Smith, CEO at Packet. "As we
work with innovative clients like Hatch to push services ever
closer to the edge, Interxion continues to be a valuable
partner that aligns perfectly with our needs."
As the Mediterranean hub for content distribution and
Europe’s gateway to the Middle East, Africa and
Asia, Interxion’s Marseille campus will provide
the connectivity Packet needs to reach its customers in these
regions, the data centre service provider claimed.
The announcement comes as part of a larger rollout of
Packet’s services in Interxion data centres across
Europe. It already has a presence in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, and
now in Marseille, with plans to expand to other Interxion
facilities in 2018.
"Packet expanding its presence to Interxion Marseille is
further evidence of the location becoming a hub for cloud and
content distribution platforms," said Vincent in’
t Veld, vice president, platforms at Interxion.
"With over 130 carriers, four internet exchanges and 13
subsea cables, Interxion’s Marseille campus will
support the rising demand for Packet’s services
around the world."