Intelligent Data Centres Issue 32 | Page 10


Interxion : A Digital Realty Company announces opening of data centre in Paris

NEWS nterxion : A Digital Realty Company and leading European

I provider of carrier and cloud neutral colocation data centre solutions , has announced the opening of its latest European data centre in Paris .

The new facility is expected to provide up to 12MW of IT load capacity and eight data halls providing over 690m 2 of new colocation facilities .
Located less than 30km east of Paris , PAR12 is Interxion ’ s 12th data centre in the French capital region and is designed to deliver a dynamic community for customers to deploy network hubs on PlatformDIGITAL , a first of its kind global data centre platform for scaling digital business .
Ideally situated in Ferrières-en-Brie , the new development is the third hub in the Paris region designed to meet the growing needs of cloud service providers seeking to improve the resilience of their services .
In addition , the new data centre will allow enterprise customers to deploy Disaster Recovery scenarios from Paris and the east of France using the available low latency networks deployed along the A4 motorway .
As part of PlatformDIGITAL ’ s strategic development in France , PAR12 will enable customers to deploy their critical infrastructure with a global data centre provider in one of Europe ’ s leading cloud and interconnection hubs that has been developed over the last 20 years .

Stellium Data Centres commits to Scotland

tellium Data Centres , the UK ’ s largest purpose-built and one of the fastest growing colocation and network

S providers , has established a new Scotland office in Aberdeen as part of its growth strategy for the north UK .

This is a key strategic move on the part of Stellium to focus on its developing Scottish market . It aligns well with the evolving macro data centre market in the north UK both regionally and internationally . The developments in submarine networking into the north UK with the Denmark – UK North Sea Connect and Norway – UK NO – UK subsea cable systems at Stellium and the new systems arriving into Scotland , has led to the north UK becoming one of the best connected data centre hubs in Europe .
Stellium Data Centres owns and operates the largest purposebuilt data centre campus in the UK . Located in Newcastle , the campus houses three separate Tier 3 + data centres . The landing of the North Sea Connect and NO – UK subsea systems into Newcastle , which enable high-speed connectivity to Denmark and Norway and beyond , further enhances the connectivity proposition of Stellium and the NCL-IX ( Newcastle Internet Exchange ) hosted there . These also afford companies using the data centre access to a superfast transatlantic digital link offering faster and more reliable connections .
Gerry Murray , Chief Operating Officer at Stellium , said : “ This is an exciting time for Stellium as the company continues to experience rapid growth .
“ Stellium is committed to being part of the growth of the Scottish ICT sector , the enhancement of the Scottish data centre proposition and national and international connectivity in the region .”
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