European colocation provider Interxion is building its seventh data centre in the Paris metropolitan area. The company said the new PAR7 facility is being built to meet customer demand for colocation space tying into the leading Internet exchange in France, France-IX. The first phase, providing over 4,500 square meters (about 48,000 square feet) of data hall space, is expected to come online in the second quarter of 2012.
"This build represents a significant investment and demonstrates our confidence in and commitment to maintaining our leadership position in the fast growing Paris market," said David Ruberg, Interxion’s Chief Executive Officer. "This build is our third new data centre in three years in the Paris market and reflects the tremendous success we have enjoyed in serving the fast-growing network, digital media, content, and cloud market segments, as well as large France-headquartered multinational customers."
Data Centres Interconnected
"This location in La Courneuve is extremely attractive to our customers, and its close proximity to our other data centres will allow our customers to leverage their existing resources to reduce costs and improve performance," said Fabrice Coquio, Interxion France Managing Director. "Since it will be directly connected to our other data centres, our customers will continue to benefit from the superior carrier connectivity capabilities that we have in place today."
When completed, the facility will cost approximately €130 million ($186 million US) and provide approximately 9,000 square meters (97,000 square feet) of equipped space that is designed to provide up to 2 kVa of user power per square metre, all of which has been secured. The capital expenditures for the initial phase are expected to total approximately €70 million ($100 million) , and the company’s previously provided 2011 CAPEX guidance of €140 to €160 million includes the forecasted 2011 spending for this new data centre. The data centre is secured by a long-term lease as well as an option to purchase the site.
Interxion (INXN) supports more than 1,200 customers through 28 data centres in 11 European countries.