The European data center provider Interxion has had a busy week on multiple fronts.
On the infrastructure side, Interxion has added a the city of Rome, Italy to its footprint. They are now offering colocation out of an existing data center owned by Wind Tre. The NaMeX internet exchange will be among the first tenants of the new deployment. I wonder how long it will be before they invest in a data center of their own in Rome.
On the network side, the African infrastructure provider Angola Cables has extended its network into Interxion facilities in Frankfurt, London, and Marseille. Angola Cables has been very visible in recent years, pushing for new connectivity between southwest Africa and both Europe and the Americas. In the three facilities here they will be able to connect directly to Europe's big internet exchange points.
And on the financial front, Quanthouse has launched a new service out of Interxion London. It's an algo-trading stress testing solution designed to help financial firms meet their MiFID II testing requirements. The MiFID II regulations come into effect in 6 months in the European Union, which is probably when I will probably take the time to read up on what exactly they are. Locating in Interxion London leverages the low latency available to various UK financial market players.