Carrier- and cloud-neutral colocation data center services provider Interxion, now part of Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR), has begun the construction of a major expansion project in Paris. Named the Interxion Paris Digital Park, the new campus has access to up to 85 megawatts (MW) of customer available power and will accommodate four data centers spanning a total of approximately 40,000 square meters of colocation space.
The first data center on this campus will be Interxion’s eighth data center in Paris, called ‘PAR8’. PAR8 is being constructed in three phases, delivering, in aggregate, 9,600 square meters of colocation space and 19 MW of customer available power when fully built out.
€207M Initial Investment
The first phase of this Interxion PAR8 data center, which is expected to provide approximately 3,200 square meters, is scheduled to open in late 2021. The capital expenditure associated with PAR8, excluding land and other shared costs for the site, is expected to be approximately €207 million.
“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, Chief Executive Officer 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.”
Adjacent to Interxion’s existing PAR7 facility, the Interxion Paris Digital Park would benefit from the high levels of network connectivity at the company’s seven existing data centers across Paris, all of which are interconnected.
This major data center development represents a strategic expansion of Digital Realty’s PlatformDIGITAL (purpose-built to enable the ever-changing data, control and networking demands of global enterprises) in France, enabling customers to deploy their critical infrastructure with a global data center provider in one of the leading cloud and interconnection hubs in Europe.