A few items from Europe worth noting from the first half of this week:
Interxion is feeling the need for more elbow room, and you can pretty much guess where. They plan to build new data centers in both Frankfurt and Marseille. FRA15 will add some 2,300 square meters of space to their inventory in phase 1, with 9,600 total planned. MRS3 will add the same amount initially, with 7,100 square meters total planned. The two will cost Interxion some €315M in capex over time.
Colt Technology Services has added some more cloud connectivity options to its portfolio. They now have dedicated connections to the Oracle Cloud via Oracle’s FastConnect service. Colt has 850 data centers and 27,000 enterprise buildings on-net, mostly in Europe but also in Asia and the US, which is a pretty extensive on-ramp infrastructure.
And DE-CIX is doing some corporate reshuffling. The Frankfurt-based global interconnection oprator is consolidating all its operations under the umbrella of the DE-CIX Group AG. Harald A. Summa and Ivo Ivanov will continue to lead things as the group’s Executive board, so not much will change on the ground. DE-CIX has expanded dramatically from its still-extensive roots in Frankfurt to run IX’s in 14 cities on three continents.
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