Interxion To Build Ninth Frankfurt Data Center
October 11th, 2013 By: John Rath
European data center service provider Interxion has continued to build its presence in Frankfurt, announcing the opening of its ninth data center in that key European financial and data hub. The company has also joined a government-backed carbon footprint reduction program, and announced customer wins in London and Vienna.
Interxion (INXN) announced it will construct its ninth data center on the Frankfurt campus (FRA9) in response to customer demand. Set to open early next year, the facility will be built in a single phase and will provide approximately 800 square meters of equipped space and 1 megawatt of available power. Interxion will also accelerate the availability of the second 900 square meter phase of its announced FRA8 build.
“Demand for our products and services continues to be strong in Frankfurt, supported by our communities of interest approach and bolstered by the stable German economy,” said David Ruberg, Interxion’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are experiencing growth across multiple segments, including cloud providers, financial services, and digital media.”
Reducing carbon footprint
Interxion also announced that it has joined a government-backed program to help UK data center operators reduce their carbon footprint. Interxion will join Alquist’s data center temperature monitoring pilot, supported by government funding. The company hopes that through the pilot scheme it will be able to achieve significant CO2 reductions through installing Alquist’s Celsius temperature monitoring system at its City of London data center.
“Being at the forefront of energy efficiency has always been a desire of Interxion and this pilot further reinforces this,” said Kevin Dean, Chief Marketing Officer at Interxion. “We look forward to being involved within the project and working with Alquist and the Government to drive efficiencies across the data centre industry.”
Interxion announced that Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has chosen to host their ASX Net Global Point of Presence at Interxion’s City of London data center. ASX Net Global will provide London and European based trading firms with cross connect access to all of ASX’s derivatives and equity products, particularly to its flagship interest rate futures. In doing this ASX is able to tap into the data center’s financial community, consisting of over 100 capital market participants including investment firms, high-frequency trading firms, hedge funds, brokers and service providers.
“Interxion’s City of London DC has long been the home of London’s financial community and offers us a ready-made marketplace for our services,” said David Raper, ASX’s General Manager, Trading Services. “With European firms increasingly looking at Australian derivatives products for investment and risk management, it’s very beneficial to be able to offer them direct connectivity to ASX’s world-class offerings via our ASX Net Global PoP in Interxion. With ASX Net Global our customers can connect to us directly either within Interxion’s community or via our European network into our PoP at Interxion.”
Interxion announced that the Vienna Stock Exchange has recently relocated one of its data centers to Interxion’s Vienna data center campus. The Vienna facility was selected due to its track record of security, reliability and market leading range of connectivity, as well as a leading cloud and connectivity hub in Central Eastern Europe.
“We are very pleased to welcome the Vienna Stock Exchange as a customer,” said Christian Studeny, Managing Director of Interxion Austria. “As with other important financial services service providers, the company uses our Vienna data centre as a safe location for their applications and data. They benefit from our robust connectivity options to offer their customers more effective and efficient services. We see a strong increase in demand for our services from banks and market data providers.”