Interxion expands London data centre operations

Co-location data centre provider Interxion has announced it is to build new data centre space in London and expand its present London City campus facility to address growing demand from financial services, digital media and the cloud segment.

The company’s new facility will offer 1,700 square metres of new space, scheduled to be in operation by Q2 2011 and will cost approximately £33 million to build. Its existing facility will be powered by an additional 11MW, which will be fully powered by the end of next year.

David Ruberg, CEO at Interxion attributed the investment in London to the city’s potential and value as an internet hub. “London is one of the leading internet hubs in the world and has historically been the highest demand market in Europe for carrier-neutral colocation data centre space,” he said. “By continuing to expand our capacity in this key market, we are demonstrating a commitment to support our customers’ current and future growth plans.”

Interxion notes it houses over 100 trading and investment firms, making investments in low latency connectivity essential to ensure trading exchanges are fast and secure, and within a close proximity to its City of London Campus. Between January 2011 and June 2012, Interxion will have added over 10000 square metres of capacity, with upgrades implemented in other European markets, including Frankfurt, Paris, Dublin, Dusseldorf and Vienna.

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