Interxion, a European provider of carrier-neutral colocation services, has announced that it will construct its fourth data center in Stockholm, Sweden (STO4), and further expand its VIE2 data center in Vienna, Austria. STO4 is scheduled to be operational in the second quarter of 2015.
In Stockholm, STO4 is expected to provide approximately 1,100 square meters of equipped space with approximately 1.5MW of customer power. The STO4 data center is being constructed on Interxion’s Stockholm campus at Kista. Nearly 50 carriers and ISPs are currently available on the campus, which also has direct access to the Netnod Internet Exchange. The capital expenditure associated with the construction of STO4 is expected to be approximately €15 million.
“Stockholm is the economic heart of the Nordic region and a strategic location for reaching northern Europe and the rapidly growing Internet economies of Russia and the Baltics,” said David Ruberg, Interxion’s Chief Executive Officer. “One of Interxion’s fastest-growing locations, it has strength in the digital media and cloud communities, and also in systems integrators.”
Data center Vienna
In Vienna, Interxion will expand its VIE2 data center by an additional two phases (VIE2.3 and VIE2.4). The new colocation facilities are expected to provide total incremental capacity of 1,600 square meters of equipped space and more than 3MW of customer power. VIE2.3 – approximately 700 square meters of space – is scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2015; VIE2.4 – approximately 900 square meters – is scheduled to open in the second half of 2015.
“In addition to serving domestic demand in Austria, Vienna is a gateway hub to eastern and southern Europe,” said Ruberg. “Interxion is experiencing strong demand from cloud hosting service providers that are seeking to expand their capabilities. We are expanding VIE2 to meet this customer demand.” The capital expenditure associated with the two expansion phases of VIE2 is expected to be approximately €17 million.
Interxion serves a wide range of customers through 37 colocation facilities in 11 European countries. With connectivity provided by more than 500 connectivity providers and 20 European Internet Exchanges (IXs) across its footprint, Interxion has created cloud, content, finance and connectivity hubs.