European Roundup: Global Switch, Interxion, Equinix

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Here’s a roundup of this week’s headlines from the data center and hosting industry:

Global Switch Reports Record Leasing, Expansion Plans: Global Switch announced that it has completed a record quarter for new leasing. The company has signed up over 10 megawatts of power allocation with an aggregate of 92,000 square feet of data center space.  The new lettings were taken by seven customers, four of which were existing customers. In response to the strong customer demand, Global Switch has started construction of a second data center in Paris. “Businesses, finance houses and government institutions will only outsource to proven world-class data centre operators that can meet power density requirements and future expansion plans. Global Switch meets and exceeds this expectation across its property portfolio,” said John Corocoran, Executive Chairman of Global Switch.

Interxion achieves BS25999.  Interxion announced it has achieved the highly regarded certification of BS25999, the British Standards Institution (BSI) standard for Business Continuity Management (BCM).  Development of the Interxion BCM system included integration work with security management ISO 27001 certification.  “By implementing a business continuity management system into our existing management system, we are able to demonstrate to all our stakeholders and clients that we are dedicated to providing the best service possible, at all times, regardless of interruption,” said Peter Cladingbowl, SVP Engineering and Operations Support, Interxion.

Equinix selected by GlobalCollect.  Equinix (EQIX) announced that GlobalCollect, a premier payment service provider of local e-payment solutions, will relocate its online payment platform to Equinix’s Amsterdam (AM1) data center.  In reaction to a booming e-commerce sector, GlobalCollect decided to move from a managed services approach to a colocation approach and wanted a provider in the Netherlands. GlobalCollect CEO Jan Manten commented, “we needed to partner with a state-of-the-art infrastructure provider to enable us to upgrade our platform capabilities further while continuing to offer the level of service that our clients expect of a leading payment service provider. After an extensive search, we selected Equinix as the best-suited provider to meet our future scalability and security needs, as well as offering a robust fail-over solution.”

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John Rath is a veteran IT professional and regular contributor at Data Center Knowledge. He has served many roles in the data center, including support, system administration, web development and facility management.

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