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September 27, 2016

Interxion announces data centre expansions in three European countries

Leading cloud provider announces expansions following high customer demand.

By Hannah Williams

Nasdaq listed European provider of cloud and carrier-neutral colocation data centre services, Interxion announced that it will be expanding in three cities following customer demand.

Following the decision of the expansions, Interxion has revealed an increase within its 2016 annual capital expenditure guidance at €260m to €280m.

The firm, which already has a total of 42 data centres in 11 European countries, will construct its eleventh data centre in Frankfurt and make expansions to its data centres in Paris and Marseille in order to satisfy customer requests.

The final two phases of ‘FRA10’ based in Frankfurt are expected to open in Q4 2016, with over 80 percent of the capacity being sold.

Interxion will build FRA11, with a provision of 4,800 square meters of equipped space and 10 MW of customer-available power when fully built out.

The first two phases are scheduled to open in Q4 2017, with the capital expenditure expected to reach approximately €95 million.

David Ruberg, Chief executive officer of Interxion said: “Frankfurt is the heart of the digital economy in continental Europe, and Interxion has attracted a wide array of customers, including deployments from all of the leading cloud platforms who have chosen our connectivity rich campus to gain access to more than 200 carriers and ISPs.

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Improving market dynamics ion Europe are driving demand for colocation services across multiple segments and multiple countries, and Interxion continues to invest in new projects to expand our footprint in the cities where our customer orders exceed our existing capacity.”

Back in March 2016, Interxion announced the construction of the first phase of PAR7.2, consisting of 1,100 square meters. The firm is now expected to expand the space by a further 1,000 square meters.

Interxion’s data centre based in Marseille will see an expansion of 1,400 square meter equipped space and 2 MW of customer power.

Ruberg added: “The cloud infrastructure is now starting to reach Paris, as cloud providers seek to extend their infrastructure into this major market… This is attracting a widening range of international customers, from carriers to content providers to cloud platform providers.

As a result, we are increasing our capital expenditure guidance to support order-driven expansions in these important markets in Europe.”

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