Interxion plans to add capacity to Frankfurt datacentre campus

Summary:The facility will be Interxion's eighth datacentre in Germany's financial capital.

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European datacentre provider Interxion has announced that it will open its eighth facility in Frankfurt to meet consumer demand for cloud services.

The company said the 7MW FRA8 datacentre would be linked into Interxion's connectivity hub in Frankfurt, which is home to more than 150 carriers and internet service providers (ISPs).

Interxion CEO David Ruberg said the additional capacity was being added in Frankfurt to meet demand.

"The consistent demand we are experiencing in the Frankfurt market is driven by cloud service providers, digital media, and financial services customers attracted to our vibrant connectivity hub," Ruberg said.

The site will be built on Interxion's Frankfurt campus in four phases, with each phase adding 900 square metres of equipped space.

The first phase is scheduled to go live in 2014 and the second should be ready by 2015. The combined cost of the first two phases is said to be €30m.

The company announced in February that it was building a new datacentre in Stockholm and expanding its Copenhagen and Frankfurt facilities . At the time the company said it would add 600 square metres to its FRA6 datacentre in Frankfurt.

Topics: Data Centers, EU, Networking

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