European data center colocation provider Interxion has begun construction of its third data center in Brussels, Belgium. The first phase of the data center project, which is expected to be completed Q4 2021, will provide a total colocation capacity of nearly 1,280m2 when fully built out.
The new data center expansion, called Interxion BRU3, is adjacent to the existing facilities on the Interxion Brussels Campus, the leading cloud and interconnection hub in Belgium. The new data center development would benefit from the same high levels of network connectivity available at the existing data centers on the campus. It represents a strategic expansion of the roadmap for Digital Realty’s global infrastructure solution, PlatformDigital in Belgium.
“Interxion BRU3 meets the requirements of both our local and global multinational enterprise customers, providing access to dense network connectivity, available power and interconnectivity with other strategic European locations,” said Dirk van de Geer, Managing Director, Interxion Belgium. “We are pleased to support local and global service providers with this additional data center to enable them to seamlessly expand their services via PlatformDIGITAL.”
Sustainable District Heating Project
The Interxion BRU3 facility will participate in a new sustainable district heating project being launched in Zaventem, a Belgian municipality in the province of Flemish Brabant, which will use excess heat generated by the data center to warm local households. This initiative supports Digital Realty’s commitment as a member of the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) for global carbon reduction globally announced earlier this year.
“Interxion’s expansion in Brussels demonstrates our commitment to supporting customers’ digital transformation strategies, enabling them to leverage Digital Realty’s global platform spanning 24 countries across six continents,” said Jeff Tapley, Joint Managing Director EMEA, Interxion. “Brussels has a highly interconnected data community and provides an ideal location for customers to consolidate their digital infrastructure.”