Q&A: Mike Hollands, director of connectivity, Interxion

Q&A: Mike Hollands, director of connectivity, Interxion

Mike Hollands, director of connectivity segment at Interxion discusses the data centre and co-location provider’s ambitions for the Asia-Pacific region.

What have been the highlights for Interxion in Asia in 2015?

Interxion is a European data centre operator, but since our purchase of SFR Netcenter in Marseille in 2014, we have engaged more actively with Asian carriers. This is due to the number of submarine cable systems that travel from Asia to Europe, terminating in Marseille.


What new opportunities have you been exploring across Asia?

Two new submarine cable systems (SeaMeWe5 and AAE-1) are due for completion in 2016.  Interxion is speaking with the many consortium members of these two systems to discuss options for network expansion into Europe.


What markets are of most interest for your company in the region and why?

Interxion is particularly focussing on markets served by submarine cable systems, and those with high growth broadband markets. Any network requiring colocation space in carrier dense facilities in Europe is most welcome to come and speak with Intexion at our stand.


What are your strategic priorities for the region moving forward in 2016?

We have no plans to build data centres in Europe, so we continue to address Asian networks that are expanding to Europe, or looking for co-location for their own end customers In Europe.


What do you hope to achieve by attending Capacity Asia 2015?

To update relevant Asian network providers on Interxion’s developments in Marseille, and in Europe in general.


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