French enterprise network and data centre operator Neo Telecoms and French data centre operator and hosting services provider Euclyde have opened a Tier 3 data centre in Besancon. The data centre which totals some 800 sq m and is primarily intended to meet the needs of local area businesses. The new Neoclyde data centre is designed in accordance with the standard "Tier 3 +" and will be connected directly with Internet hubs in Paris, Strasbourg, Lyon, Bordeaux, Marseille and to the rest of Europe via Frankfurt, London and Amsterdam.
The Besancon metro area authority – which is situated in the east of France, towards its border with Switzerland- has invested in the lease of a segment of dark fibre to create a long-distance network capable of interconnecting with French and international internet exchanges, part of the economic development strategy 'Grand Besançon 2015' with priorities to develop the digital infrastructure and the attractiveness of the territory”
The establishment of this new data centre is part of ta larger strategy Neo Telecom is adopting. "We will open 10 data centres by the end of 2012" said Soucheyre Didier, CEO of Neo Telecoms.