Interxion To Build Data Center in Stockholm And Expand Data Centers In Frankfurt And Copenhagen
These builds are part of the company’s expansion approach to meet customer demand across its pan-European footprint.
Interxion, a European provider of carrier-neutral colocation data center services, has announced the construction of its second data center in Stockholm (“STO 2”) and expansions to its Frankfurt 6 data center (“FRA 6.3”) and Copenhagen 1 data center (“CPH1”). These builds are part of the company’s disciplined expansion approach to meet customer demand across its pan-European footprint.
“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 is constructing its second data center in Stockholm (STO 2) in two phases, each providing 500 square meters of equipped space. The first 500 square meter phase is scheduled to be operational in the second quarter of 2013 and Interxion has secured 2MW of customer available power to support the first phase.
Interxion is expanding its CPH 1 data center to meet the needs of the Danish market. The remotely tethered expansion will provide 300 square meters of equipped space and is scheduled to be operational in the second quarter of 2013.
The capital expenditures associated with STO 2 and CPH 1 will total approximately €17 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 center 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 is expanding its FRA 6 data center by 600 square meters of equipped space and will access existing customer power, with additional power available for a subsequent power expansion. FRA 6.3 is scheduled to be operational in the first quarter of 2013. Capital expenditures associated with FRA 6.3 are approximately €5 million.
“Demand for Interxion’s Frankfurt campus, the best-connected data center campus in Europe, remains strong,” continued 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 is also providing updates on the status of its previously announced construction projects:
- AMS 5.4 (Amsterdam): 1,000 square meters were opened in Q4 2012.
- ZUR 1.3 (Zurich): 600 square meters were opened in Q4 2012.
- LON 2 (London): The final 400 square meters were opened in Q1 2013.
- MAD 2 (Madrid): 200 square meters were opened in 4Q 2012 due to customer demand for early opening. The remaining 600 square meters are scheduled to open in 1Q 2013.
- PAR 7 (Paris): The remaining 2,500 square meters are scheduled to open by the end of Q1 2013.