Interxion, a European provider of carrier-neutral colocation services, today announced that it will construct its ninth data center on its Frankfurt campus. FRA 9, as the new data center facility is called, is scheduled to be operational in the first quarter of 2014, even before Interxion’s FRA 8 facility will be operational.
The new data center premises of Interxion will be built in a single phase and will provide approximately 800 square meters of equipped colocation space and 1MW of customer-available power.
The capital expenditure associated with FRA 9 is approximately €13 million. The site, which is secured by a long-term lease, will access existing campus power and will leverage the high connectivity available at Interxion’s Frankfurt campus. The anticipated capital spend in 2013 is included in the 2013 capital guidance previously provided by the company.
Accelerating FRA 8 Build
In response to continued customer demand, Interxion is also accelerating the availability of the second phase of its previously announced FRA 8 new build. The revised schedule has the second 900 square meter phase scheduled to be operational in the second half of 2014 instead of 2015. The first phase of FRA 8 will be available somewhere in the first half of 2014.
“Demand for our colocation services continues to be strong in Frankfurt, bolstered by the stable German economy,” said David Ruberg, Interxion’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are experiencing growth across multiple segments, including cloud providers, financial services, and digital media. FRA 9 will enable us to bring capacity on-line ahead of our previously announced FRA 8 expansion, which will ensure that we are able to meet our customers’ requirements.”
Interxion provides carrier-neutral, energy-efficient colocation services in Europe, serving a wide range of customers through 34 data centers in 11 European countries.