European data center operator Interxion Holdings announced on Tuesday it has begun construction on its second data center in Stockholm (STO2) and expansions to its Frankfurt 6 data center (FRA 6.3) and Copenhagen 1 data center (CPH1).
The data center builds and expansions continue Interxion’s aggressive expansion strategy throughout Europe to meet customer demand, following its recent expansions of its data centers in Amsterdam and Zurich.
Interxion is constructing its STO 2 data center in two phases, each providing 1,640 square feet of equipped space.
The first 1,640 square foot phase is set to be operational in Q2 and Interxion has secured 2MW of customer available power to support the first phase.
Interxion is also expanding its CPH 1 data center to meet the needs of the Danish market. The remotely tethered expansion will provide 984 square feet of equipped space and is scheduled to be operational in Q2.
The combined investments of STO 2 and CPH 1 will total approximately $22.7 million.
“As a leader in the Scandinavian market, Interxion is expanding its capacity to meet the needs of the marketplace,” said David Ruberg, Interxion CEO. “Interxion has seen strong growth in the Stockholm market, primarily driven by our communities of interest. We have expanded our Stockholm data centre twice in the past 18 months and continue to see strong demand in Stockholm. STO 2 will provide critical equipped space to meet our customers’ expansion requirements.”
Finally, Interxion is expanding its FRA 6 data center by 1,969 square feet of equipped space and will access existing customer power, with additional power available for a subsequent power expansion.
Interxion has invested $6.7 million on the expansion of FRA 6.3, which is scheduled to be operational in Q1.
Interxion also provided updates on the status of its previously announced construction projects.
The company’s AMS 5.4 (Amsterdam) data center opened in Q4 2012, its ZUR 1.3 (Zurich) data center opened in Q4 2012, its LON 2 (London) data center opened in Q1 2013, its MAD 2 (Madrid) data center opened in 4Q 2012 due to customer demand for early opening, and its PAR 7 (Paris) is set to open by the end of Q1 2013.
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