European provider of carrier and cloud-neutral colocation data center services, Interxion, has announced new data center expansion projects in seven cities across Europe in response to customer demand.
Interxion has planned to construct its third data center in Madrid (‘MAD3’), add a second data center in Brussels (‘BRU2’), and expand existing colocation data centers in Amsterdam, Paris, Copenhagen, Stockholm, and Vienna. Interxion has also added to its land bank in Amsterdam and exercised its option to acquire the MAD3 property.
“The increased pace of cloud adoption combined with an improving economy in Europe continues to drive broad-based demand for our colocation services across our entire footprint,” said David Ruberg, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Interxion. “With continuing demand from multiple communities of interest, these investments will allow us to meet the needs of our expanding customer base by adding approximately 15,500 square metres of equipped space. When combined with previously announced expansion projects, Interxion now has active expansion projects across its entire 11 country footprint totalling over 33,000 square metres which will increase the Company’s equipped space by over 25% compared to the end of 3Q 2017.”
Colocation Data Centers Europe
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
In Amsterdam – Interxion will complete the remaining four phases of the AMS8 colocation data center, totaling approximately 5,300 square meters of equipped space and 10 megawatts of customer-available power when fully built out. The first two phases are scheduled to open in 4Q 2018 and the final two phases are scheduled to open in 1Q 2019. The capital expenditure associated with the remaining phases of AMS8 is expected to be approximately €63 million. In addition, Interxion has added to its land bank by acquiring approximately 22,000 square meters of land adjacent to AMS8 together with the associated power.
In Paris – Interxion will complete the remainder of PAR7.2 by adding an additional 2,000 square meters of equipped colocation space and 4 MW of customer available power as well as upgrading the existing PAR7 power infrastructure. The new space is scheduled to open in 1Q 2019. The capital expenditure associated with the incremental Paris expansion is expected to be approximately €44 million.
In Vienna – in addition to the 1,600 square meters currently under construction and scheduled to be delivered by 3Q 2018, Interxion will add a further approximately 2,000 square meters scheduled for delivery by 3Q 2019. The capital expenditure associated with the incremental capacity is expected to be approximately €40 million.
In Madrid – Interxion will construct its third data center in a single 2,500 square meter phase with 5 MW of customer available power when fully built out. MAD3 is close to Interxion’s existing campus on land that Interxion intends to purchase in 1Q 2018 and is expected to open in 2Q 2019. MAD3 will be connected redundantly to the existing and proprietary campus fiber ring, providing access to over 80 carriers, ISPs, CDNs, and the ESpanix and DE-CIX Internet exchanges. Capital expenditures associated with MAD3, including the property purchase, is expected to be approximately €44 million.
In Copenhagen, Interxion will expand CPH2, with 900 sqm scheduled to open in 2Q 2018 and 600 sqm in 1Q 2019. The capital expenditure associated with these builds in CPH2 is expected to be approximately €18 million.
In Stockholm – Interxion will expand the STO5 data center in two phases that will add approximately 400 square meters in 2Q 2018 and 800 square meters in 1Q 2019. The capital expenditure associated with the remaining phases of the STO5 data center is expected to be approximately €18 million.
In Brussels – Interxion will add BRU2 which includes approximately 1,000 square meters of equipped space and 1 MW of customer available power. The new colocation data center is scheduled for availability in 1Q 2018, and connects directly via dedicated fiber to the existing data centers at BRU1, providing access to over 100 connectivity providers, and the BNIX, NL-ix, AMS-IX, LINX, and DE-CIX Internet exchanges. Capital expenditures associated with BRU2 is expected to be approximately €3 million.