Interxion sees Packet launch PoP in its Marseille facility

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 end users.

“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.”