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Press Release -- August 18th, 2010
Source: InterXion
Tags: Colocation, Exchange, Low Latency

Interxion Cements its Position as a Leading European Data Centre Provider with the Opening of Its Sixth Frankfurt Site

  • Almost 1600m² of centrally located, newly built and equipped space
  • 150+ Carriers/ISPs and DE-CIX Internet Exchange on site
  • 28th data centre in Interxion’s European footprint

FRANKFURT 18 August 2010 – Interxion, a leading European provider of carrier-neutral colocation data centre services, today announced the opening of its sixth Frankfurt data centre. The new site will take Interxion’s total data centre footprint to 28 and reinforces the position of its Frankfurt facilities as Germany’s central data hub, connecting 200 of the 350 customers of DE-CIX, the Frankfurt-based German Internet exchange.

The new site provides secure and energy-efficient infrastructure for next-generation IT and connectivity solutions, offering the latest high-density power requirements, 2N UPS, N+1 generator backup and cooling as well as the most advanced alarm and monitoring systems. It also provides access to over 150 carriers/ISPs, dual-entry fibre and redundant connections between data centres.

This enables companies to operate their real-time applications optimally, delivering low latency response times to their users, which is particularly critical for organisations operating in the media and cloud computing space.

Petra Roth, Lord Mayor of Frankfurt, commented, “Interxion’s continuously growing footprint represents an extremely important part of the infrastructure that has made Frankfurt a major Internet and data hub in Europe. The advanced technology of the local data centres enables secure and high-speed data transfer and high availability of large amounts of data world-wide. This is a crucial prerequisite for the competitiveness of business enterprises as well as for the performance of modern public administrations.”

“The opening of Interxion’s sixth data centre in Frankfurt reveals the global importance of the location not only for air, road and rail traffic, but also for the IT sector”, said The State Secretary for European Affairs, Nicola Beer. “The European Union is also aware of the importance of information and communication technologies (ICT) and as a result in May 2010 it published in the framework of the EU2020-Strategy an ambitious Digital Agenda, which should contribute to future growth and prosperity in Europe.”

“The completion of our sixth site in Frankfurt reflects the continuing demand for high-quality data centres and reinforces our position as Germany’s central data hub,” said Peter Knapp, Managing Director, Interxion Germany. “We are particularly proud of the fact that we can offer additional data centre capacity, allowing companies to effectively run their mission-critical ICT infrastructure and directly peer with over 150 carriers and ISPs colocated at our Frankfurt campus.”

About Interxion

Interxion is a leading provider of carrier-neutral colocation data centre services in Europe, serving over 1,100 customers through 28 data centres in 11 European countries. Interxion’s uniformly designed, energy-efficient data centres offer customers extensive security and uptime for their mission-critical applications. With connectivity provided by 350 carriers and ISPs and 18 European Internet exchanges across its footprint, Interxion has created content and connectivity hubs that foster growing customer communities of interest.

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