Interxion is expanding its data center capacity in Amsterdam, one of Europe’s most important network interconnection hubs, where the company is also based.
Interxion announced Monday acquisition of the colocation business of the Dutch service provider Vancis Holding BV, including its data center in Amsterdam’s Science Park, a major interconnection point in the market, where Equinix, Interxion’s Silicon Valley-based competitor, has a large presence.
With more than 100 carriers and internet service providers, the asset doubles its carrier density in Amsterdam, the company said. The data center is about 20,000 square feet and 75 percent occupied, at least partially by Vancis, which will continue providing cloud and managed services, now apparently as Interxion’s tenant in the facility.
Amsterdam is the fourth European data center market where Interxion has announced expansion this month. Just last week, the company said it will build new data centers in London, Frankfurt, and Stockholm.
The company is facing increased competitive pressure after Redwood City, California-based Equinix acquired its major competitor TelecityGroup, becoming Europe’s largest data center provider.
In a deal that was connected to its Telecity purchase, Equinix also sold some key European assets to Digital Realty Trust, expanding European presence of the San Francisco-based giant with a recently added focus on retail colocation and interconnection – Interxion’s core business.