INTERXION HOLDING NV (NYSE: INXN), a leading European provider of carrier and cloud neutral colocation data centre services, today announced that it is constructing its seventh data centre in Amsterdam (“AMS 7”). AMS 7 will be built in six phases, with the first four phases providing approximately 4,600 square metres of equipped space and approximately 8.2 MW of customer available power. The first four phases are expected to open on the following schedule:
- Phase 1 (1,000 sqm and 1.5 MW) in the first quarter of 2014;
- Phase 2 (1,000 sqm and 1.5 MW) in the third quarter of 2014;
- Phase 3 (1,300 sqm and 2.6 MW) in the fourth quarter of 2014; and
- Phase 4 (1,300 sqm and 2.6 MW) in the first quarter of 2015.
David Ruberg, Interxion’s Chief Executive Officer, said, “The continued demand for carrier-neutral data centre space that Interxion is experiencing in Amsterdam is largely driven by cloud service providers looking to serve the developing European cloud market by utilising the international connectivity present in the Amsterdam area. AMS7 is being built in response to clearly defined specific customer demand that has resulted from our focus on acquiring magnetic applications and then working to develop the communities of interest around them.”
When all six phases are complete, AMS 7 will deliver approximately 7,300 square metres of equipped space and more than 13 MW of customer available power. The data centre is secured by a long-term lease, which has a purchase option. The site is on Interxion’s Amsterdam campus at Schiphol Rijk, which has access to the more than 40 carriers and ISPs and the two Internet exchanges presently on the campus. Utility power supply from the grid has been secured to support the demands of the fully built-out data centre.