17 May 2018
| Natalie Bannerman
France-IX has opened its third point of presence (PoP) in Interxion’s new MRS2 data centre, in Marseille.
The new connectivity point will allow France-IX to deliver
better connectivity to its peering members and will support the
growth of Marseille as an international gateway.
"It was critical for us to continue our expansion in
Marseille in order to meet demand for our members’
requirements and boost capacity for new members looking to
expand in the region," said Franck Simon, president of
France-IX. "In addition, having Interxion MRS2 connected to
Interxion MRS1 will allow us to add redundancy and increase
In addition, the increased capacity will boost
France-IX’s delivery of peering services via 1G,
10G and 100G ports. Only last year these same ports delivered a
service availability of 99.998% and a provisioning time of
between three to five business days.
Through France-IX’s marketplace partners;
Hurricane Electric, Sparkle and Orange, peering members can
also take advantage of competitively priced and rapidly
provisioned IP transit, anti DDoS, cloud direct access,
Ethernet transport, as well as paid and remote peering.
Remote peering partners of the company also benefit from the
increased capacity especially given that the number of remote
peering partners has grown over the last 18 months in Marseille
to include the likes of Angola Cables, BICS, Epsilon,
ielo-liazo and Sparkle.
"Marseille is located at the crossroads of connectivity
between Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. We always
believed it would play a key role in the digital growth in the
region and in France and we were right – the local
ecosystem has developed considerably in just a few years, both
in terms of traffic exchanged and number of members," added
Interxion completed work on its MRS2 datacentre earlier this
week. The 700sqm facility marks the end of two new builds,
the second site MRS3 will offer 1,900 sqm of equip-able space
from the second quarter of 2019.