Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 54 - Page 68

INTELLIGENT BRANDS // Data Centres

Interxion announces fourth data centre in Belgium

Interxion : A Digital Realty Company , a leading European provider of cloud- and carrier-neutral data centre , colocation and interconnection solutions , has laid the foundation for BRU4 – a new data centre to be located in the Belgian municipality of Zaventem . BRU4 represents an investment of more than € 100 million and is expected to contribute to the creation of local jobs .

Louis , Sales Manager , Interxion Belgium . “ According to Digital Realty ’ s Data Gravity Index DGx , which measures , quantifies and predicts the intensity of enterprise data growth for Global 2000 enterprise companies , by 2024 , businesses will create data at a rate of 1.4 million gigabytes per second . In order to manage this data explosion , businesses will require an increase of over 40 % in compute processing power , fast approaching processing levels only reachable by quantum computers . With the expansion of our Brussels campus , we expect to have the compute , storage and quality infrastructure in place to enable businesses to pivot to a more data-friendly hybrid IT model and help them take on the data economy .” p
“ Demand for data centre capacity in Brussels continues to grow , largely driven by a surge in the number of Belgium enterprises migrating to the cloud and adopting hybrid IT models ,” said Dirk van de Geer , Managing Director , Interxion Belgium . “ In direct response to this growth in demand , we are constructing BRU4 which will provide businesses with the much-needed capacity to scale efficiently .”
The facility itself – scheduled to open in mid- 2023 – is expected to provide approximately 6,700 square feet of floor space where businesses can host their business-critical IT infrastructure and connect to Digital Realty ’ s flexible , first-of-its-kind global data centre platform for scaling digital business , PlatformDIGITAL . BRU4 is also expected to provide access to the leading public cloud providers and more than 100 connectivity providers via a redundant , low-latency connection to BRU1 ’ s connectivity hub .
The data centre is designed to run on 100 % renewable energy , like the rest of Interxion ’ s European portfolio , as Digital Realty continues to make progress towards its global sustainability goals of reducing its direct carbon emissions by 68 % and its passive emissions by 24 % by 2030 .
“ The amount of data being created in the world today is continuing to grow , largely driven by Data Gravity ,” said David
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