PARIS – 16 March 2017 – INTERXION HOLDING NV (NYSE:INXN, news), a leading European provider of carrier- and cloud-neutral colocation data centre services, today announced that the Dutch national research and education network, SURFnet, is expanding into its Paris data centre campus, to leverage further international collaboration through the ANA-300Gfacility.
SURFnet’s network infrastructure provides researchers a quick and reliable way to share large quantities of data across the world. By expanding its network to Interxion’s Paris data centre SURFnet now has a direct connection to all three of the access points for the Advanced-North-Atlantic 300Gbit (ANA-300G) fibre optic cable project, which allows data to be transferred reliably at high speed between North America and Europe with minimal downtime.
Along with an access point at Interxion’s Paris campus, the ANA-300G facility includes points-of-presence at data centres in London and Amsterdam Science Park, where SURFnet already colocates its network infrastructure.
“Our Paris campus offers access not only to all of Europe’s key markets for academic research, but many of the gateway markets that can extend SURFnet’s reach globally. We’re proud to be playing a part in helping academics across the globe work more closely to produce meaningful outcomes, as well as helping SURFnet improve resilience,” said Fabrice Coquio, Managing Director at Interxion France.
This expansion also helps SURFnet to improve access to similar education networks that have points-of-presence at Interxion’s Paris data centre campus, particularly collaborators like the French national research and education network, RENATER.Lastly, this interconnection allows SURFnet to share their fibre spectrum (Alien Waves) with the pan-European network GÉANT.
“Expanding into Interxion’s Paris data centre is a logical and strategic step in growing SURFnet’s reach, as the Paris campus features some of the best connectivity on the continent for trans-Atlantic and pan-European interconnection. This extends our capability and allows us to offer more opportunities for collaboration for the Dutch research and education community and our European partners,” said Alexander van den Hil, Product Manager at SURFnet.