Interxion Continues European Expansion
February 20th, 2013 By: John Rath
Interxion (INXN) announced the construction of its second data centre in Stockholm (STO 2) and expansions to its Frankfurt 6 data centre (FRA 6.3) and Copenhagen 1 data centre (CPH1).
STO 2 is being completed in two phases, each providing 500 square metres of equipped space. Phase 1 will have 2MW of power, and is set to be operational in the second quarter of 2013. The Copenhagen expansion will provide 300 square meters of equipped space and is also targeted for completion in the second quarter. These two investments combined will total €17 million ($22.7 million).
“As a leader in the Scandinavian market, Interxion is expanding its capacity to meet the needs of the marketplace,” said David Ruberg, Interxion’s Chief Executive Officer. “Interxion has seen strong growth in the Stockholm market, primarily driven by our communities of interest. We have expanded our Stockholm data centre twice in the past 18 months and continue to see strong demand in Stockholm. STO 2 will provide critical equipped space to meet our customers’ expansion requirements.”
Interxion announced a €5 million ($6.7 million) expansion of its FRA 6 data centre by 600 square metres of equipped space. The expansion is scheduled to be operational in the first quarter of 2013.
“Demand for Interxion’s Frankfurt campus, the best-connected data center campus in Europe, remains strong,” said Ruberg. ”Fill rates for Frankfurt 7 have met our expectations and FRA 6.3 will provide additional equipped space to meet the demands we see in the marketplace.”
Interxion also noted that 400 square meters were opened in its London LON2 data center, 600 square meters in Madrid MAD 2 are set to open in the first quarter of this year, and the remaining 2,500 square meters in Paris PAR7 are scheduled to open by the end of the first quarter of 2013.