Interxion Building 7th Amsterdam Data Center
December 11th, 2013 By: John Rath
European data center provider Interxion announced it is building its seventh Amsterdam data center, ABB selects Green Data Center in Switzerland, and Chinese content provider Tencent expands with Equinix.
Interxion to build 7th data center in Amsterdam. Interxion (INXN) announced that it is constructing its seventh data centre in Amsterdam (AMS 7). AMS 7 will be built in six phases, with the first four phases providing approximately 4,600 square meters of equipped space and approximately 8.2 MW of customer available power. With all six phases complete, the facility will deliver approximately 7,300 square meters of equipped space and more than 13 MW of customer available power. “The continued demand for carrier-neutral data centre space that Interxion is experiencing in Amsterdam is largely driven by cloud service providers looking to serve the developing European cloud market by utilizing the international connectivity present in the Amsterdam area,” said David Ruberg, Interxion’s Chief Executive Officer. ”AMS7 is being built in response to clearly defined specific customer demand that has resulted from our focus on acquiring magnetic applications and then working to develop the communities of interest around them.”
ABB selects Green. Swiss service provider Green Group announced an agreement with automation technology provider ABB to migrate an important part of its IT infrastructure into Green’s newest data center located in Lupfig in the canton of Aargau, Switzerland. ABB will taking IT infrastructure currently spread across Europe and consolidating it into greenDatacenter. The business agreement builds on an already extensive technology partnership between the two companies. “We want to take advantage of the high performance and reliability that the direct current power infrastructure at greenDatacenter provides,” said Andy Tidd, CIO of ABB. “This cutting-edge facility fulfills all our selection criteria in the minutest detail and therefore offers ideal conditions for our demanding data center infrastructure.”
Tencent expands with Equinix. Equinix (EQIX) announced that Chinese content provider Tencent,, has deployed in Equinix’s Hong Kong data center, with plans for future expansion in additional markets globally. The deployment will enable Tencent to expand the availability of its Internet services internationally while delivering high-performance services and applications to its users globally. With this expansion Tencent has access to Equinix’s carrier-dense ecosystem of more than 950 network providers globally, giving the company the freedom to choose the best provider to fit its needs and expand services outside of China rapidly and cost effectively. ”With the international demand of Tencent’s services, it is critical that it has the necessary connectivity options and infrastructure to support its growth around the world,” said Samuel Lee, president at Equinix Asia-Pacific. ”Through Equinix’s global footprint in Hong Kong, we are committed to helping Tencent realize its expansion goals. The deployment will provide Tencent with industry-leading colocation services, the broadest interconnection options to the world’s top networks and access to an increasing number of large enterprises and expanding ecosystems of providers, enabling Tencent to accelerate growth and the delivery of its services to more users overseas.”