Interxion launches third data centre in London

10 January 2019 | James Pearce

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Interxion has officially launched its third data centre in the centre of London, offering 1,800 square metres of carrier and cloud-neutral colocation space.

The £30 million LON3 facility, which is positioned on Interxion’s campus located between London’s Square Mile and Tech City areas, will provide access to more than 90 connectivity providers.

It includes private network access to some of the biggest cloud services providers, including Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, and BT’s CityCloud. Interxion’s campus also hosts LONAP and LINX along with eight other major content delivery networks.

“LON3 is the latest expansion in a year that has seen Interxion open and expand multiple data centres across Europe,” said David Ruberg, Interxion CEO (pictured above). “One of the critical drivers in our success is the way we partner with our customers.

“In London, 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 communities of interest we have developed in the connectivity segment.”

It is the latest expansion for Interxion, which manages more than 50 data centres across 11 European countries. Overall, the firm hosts over 700 connectivity providers, 21 European internet exchanges and a number of key cloud services.

At the end of 2018, the data centre provider announced plans to build two new facilities: one in Marseille and another in Frankfurt, costing over €300 million in investment.

It held an official launch for LON3 at London’s City Hall in July, but the facility is now fully live and ready for service, Interxion said. It joins LON1 and LON2 on the central London site, which is located within the confines of the 17th Century Old Truman Brewery.

Andrew Fray, managing director of Interxion UK added: “We welcome organisations from all over the world that choose London as their gateway to the hyper-connected global market. With the added value of our communities of interest, many businesses choose our campus to interconnect with industry peers, partners and suppliers. The launch of LON3 allows us to continue to diversify our customer base.”