Interxion Holding NVhas announced that it is constructing its seventh data center 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. The first four phases are expected to open on the following schedule:
- Phase 1 (1,000 sqm and 1.5 MW) in the first quarter of 2014
- Phase 2 (1,000 sqm and 1.5 MW) in the third quarter of 2014
- Phase 3 (1,300 sqm and 2.6 MW) in the fourth quarter of 2014
- Phase 4 (1,300 sqm and 2.6 MW) in the first quarter of 2015
David Ruberg, Interxion’s chief executive officer said, “The continued demand for carrier-neutral data center space that Interxion is experiencing in Amsterdam is largely driven by cloud service providers looking to serve the developing European cloud market by utilising the international connectivity present in the Amsterdam area. 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.”
When all six phases are complete, AMS 7 will deliver approximately 7,300 square meters of equipped space and more than 13 MW of customer available power. The data center is secured by a long-term lease, which has a purchase option. The site is on Interxion’s Amsterdam campus at Schiphol Rijk, which has access to the more than 40 carriers and ISPs and two Internet exchanges presently on the campus. Utility power supply from the grid has been secured to support the demands of the fully built-out data center.
The capital expenditure associated with the construction of AMS 7 is expected to be approximately €100 million, with approximately €80 million associated with the first four phases. The capital expenditure in 2013 for this build is included in the Company’s previously given guidance.