"Interxion, one of the leading providers of colocation data center services in Europe, announced that it will soon begin construction on its seventh facility in Amsterdam. The ambitious build, which is divided into six phases, will enable organizations in the region to add space and capacity immediately with the option of expanding their footprints as more of the data center goes online.
The company announced that it would complete the first four phases of the facility, dubbed ""AMS7,"" between the first quarter of 2014 and the first quarter of 2015. The first two phases, due to open in Q1 and Q3 2014, respectively, will each consist of 10,764 square feet (1,000 square meters) and 1.5 megawatts of power. The third and fourth phases, targeted for Q4 2014 and a Q1 2015 completion, respectively, will each add 13,993 square feet (1,300 square meters) of space and 2.6 MW of power.
Once Interxion completes the final two phases, the facility will offer 78,576 square feet (7,300 square meters) of space and more than 13 MW of power to its tenants. The company's seventh Amsterdam facility and eighth overall data center in the Netherlands will be on its campus at Schiphol Rijk. Amenities at the site include carrier and cloud neutral options, with access to more than 40 carriers and ISPs, as well as two Internet exchanges.
""The continued demand for carrier-neutral data center space that Interxion is experiencing in Amsterdam is largely driven by cloud service providers looking to serve the developing European cloud market by utilizing the international connectivity present in the Amsterdam area,"" said David Ruberg, Interxion's Chief Executive Officer. ""AMS7 is being built in response to clearly defined specific customer demand that has resulted from our focus on acquiring magnetic applications and then working to develop the communities of interest around them.""
Interxion Adds to Standing as Top EMEA Data Center Provider
In addition to the Netherlands, Interxion offers data centers in 10 other European countries. This makes it one of the top data center solutions providers in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, along with Equinix and TelecityGroup, according to the Synergy Research Group. The colocation market in this part of the world rose significantly in the last year, with revenues from colocation in the EMEA region totaling nearly $1.5 billion. The three data center companies together account for almost 25 percent of the total regional market. Synergy Research Group managing director John Dinsdale said that the top providers have built their strong standing through a ""pan-European presence"" by placing data centers in many different countries."