Interxion, a leading European provider of carrier-neutral colocation data centre services, has announced the opening of its seventh data centre (FRA 7) in its Frankfurt campus. The new data centre, which provides over 1,500 sq m of additional equipped space and 2 MW of additional customer power from renewable energy sources, enhances Interxion's capacity to provide value-adding services to its customers in the connectivity, digital media, financial services, and cloud service segments.
The new data centre addresses the consistent growth in customer demand for highly connected applications in Interxion's "Cloud Hub". This virtual community is enabled by a "Connectivity Hub" which was ranked as the world's top colocation facility in terms of peering-participants and also hosts the core infrastructure of the DE-CIX, the world's largest internet exchange in terms of peak traffic.
"This build provides needed capacity in the most highly connected campus in the largest data centre market in continental Europe. Interxion Frankfurt is the leading option for connectivity-intensive companies, particularly in the cloud, digital media, and financial services segments, and we continue to see strong demand in this market," said David Ruberg, Interxion's Chief Executive Officer.
Interxion is focused on expanding its capacity to match demand in its local markets. As previously announced, Interxion plans to add new capacity in 2012 across its existing footprint, including new builds in Paris (PAR 7), London (LON 2) and Amsterdam (AMS 6). In total, Interxion has announced that it will add over 12,000 sq m of equipped space in 2012, representing a nearly 20% increase in the Company's total at year end 2011.