PLANS FOUR DATA CENTERS
European cloud giant Interxion has announced the construction of its second campus Paris Digital Park in France.
The campus will house four data centers PAR8, PAR9, PAR10 and PAR11 which will together, provide a capacity of 85MW to Interxion’s customers across 40,000 square meter of space.
“We continue to experience solid demand across our pan-European footprint, with the cloud and content platform providers, in particular, continuing to expand their presence in the key European cities,” said David Ruberg, CEO of Interxion, a Digital Realty company.
“Interxion Paris Digital Park meets the key requirements of local and international customers with access to dense network connectivity, available power and line of sight to substantial expansion capacity and will keep us at the forefront of the Paris market opportunity.”
As announced, PAR8 will be the first data center to go live on the campus. Upon full build, PAR8 will offer a total of 9,600 square meter space and 19MW power capacity. Its first phase which will deliver 3,200 square meters of space is expected to open in late 2021.
Named the Interxion Paris Digital Park, the new campus will benefit from the network connectivity that exists at the company’s seven data centers across Paris, all of which are inter-connected. Already, PAR8 is sited adjacent to Interxion’s existing PAR7 facility.
Last year, Digital Realty acquired Interxion in an $8.4 billion deal which brought in Interxion’s 53 carrier and cloud neutral facilities across 11 countries and 13 metro areas including Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Paris and Interxion’s Internet Gateway in Marseille which controls access to over a dozen submarine cables linking Europe to Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.
After the acquisition, Interxion has continued to expand its footprints with the development of new facilities and purchase of existing assets such as the Icolo deal, a Kenyan data center operator whose 70% stake was acquired in December by Interxion.