12 July 2018
| James Pearce
Interxion has officially launched its new London data centre facility, its third in the city, at an event at the UK capital’s City Hall building.
LON3 sits on the site of the disused Truman brewery and adds
1,800 square metres of data centre space to
Interxion’s portfolio. The site also hosts
Interxion’s LON1 and LON2 facilities, boasting
over 90 connectivity providers on the campus.
Customers who take up space in the new LON3 facility will be
able to choose from 90 connectivity providers, eight content
delivery networks, and interconnection with over 350 businesses
collocated on the campus.
The Truman Brewery was once the largest brewery in the world
with an annual production of 400,000 barrels by 1853, but
closed in 1989. The site is situated between
London’s Square Mile and Tech City, offering a
diverse location away from the financial centre of Canary
The Interxion campus is already host to LINX and LONAP, and
includes private network access to the likes of Azure, Amazon
Web Services, and CityCloud via Cloud Connect.
At the launch, Interxion CEO David Ruberg thanked the
company’s staff for its work in launching a number
of new facilities, including LON3 and MRS2 in Marseille.
Ruberg said: "I want to talk to our customers and to our
employees. We’ve been very successful and the
company is in expansion mode, driven by customer demand.
We’re increasing our space and power by
approximately 30%. There is a massive growth in data and the
need to process it, and that continues to fundamentally change
the way we work and live. The big difference today is that the
technology comes to you.
"London as a centre of financial services is a very strong
community where participants derive great value from being
located in close proximity to one another within our data
centres, and all of our customers benefit from the strong
community interest we have developed in a connectivity
"Today we celebrate the launch of our LON3 data centre, and
it’s also an opportunity for me to thank you, our
customers, and offer my sincere appreciation for all the
employees who have brought this to fruition."
Other speakers including Interxion UK MD Andrew Fray; Theo
Blackwell, who is chief digital officer for London; Emma Fryer
who is associate director at TechUK; and Russ Shaw, founder of
London Tech Advocates. Interxion’s LON3 facility
is due to go live later this year.