UK Government Welcomes Interxion’s Commitment to Driving the Capital’s Digital Economy
INTERXION HOLDING NV (NYSE: INXN), a leading European provider of carrier and cloud-neutral colocation data centre services, today announced that it is expanding its London campus, with a £30 million investment in a third London data centre, known as ‘LON3’.
Scheduled to open in 2018, LON3 will add 1,800 sqm to Interxion’s uniquely located central London data centre campus, situated between the Square Mile and Tech City. The campus has become a strategic location for businesses looking to interconnect mission critical services in central London. Home to key players in the financial services, digital media, connectivity and cloud services sectors, Interxion plays a vital role in enabling London’s digital economy.
Minister of State for Trade and Investment, The Rt Hon Greg Hands MP said regarding the announcement: “The UK’s world-leading tech market is the largest in Europe and my department is working with international firms like Interxion who are looking to take advantage of its strengths. Following the recent commitment of other major global firms to expand their London offices, Interxion’s investment in a new London data centre is welcome news that will generate high-skilled jobs and further strengthen the infrastructure of our digital economy.”
Deputy Mayor of London for Business, Rajesh Agrawal, said: “London has always been at the forefront of innovation in tech and finance. Interxion’s new data centre between London’s Tech City and the City of London will help bring these industries together, as well as creating the infrastructure needed for international organisations based in the capital.” Agrawal adds: ““London is open for business and investment from all over the world, and we look forward to helping more businesses grow.”
Financial Services Community Growth
Interxion’s London Campus is at the heart of European trading. Its financial services hub is made up of over two hundred market participants, including key equity and commodity exchanges, Points of Presence (PoPs) for twelve other major global execution venues as well as international banks, brokers and trading firms. Interxion London is a critical part of the trading landscape that enables firms to effectively execute on their trading strategies.
Strategy & Marketing Director, Financial Services at Interxion, Bill Fenick, states: ““Financial firms continue to focus on London and this new data centre will support the expansion of this vital community.”
Hybrid Cloud Maturity
London is the most important colocation data centre market in Europe, and organisations in the city are leading Europe’s hybrid cloud adoption, attracted by the network performance, availability and privacy gains from services such as Interxion’s Cloud Connect.
UK Managing Director at Interxion, Andrew Fray, explains: “We are seeing a rapid evolution in organisations’ digital IT infrastructure requirements, with a move to hybrid cloud and hyperscale computing. We’ve seen a surge in activity in London, as businesses from all industries take the cloud increasingly seriously.”
Data Centre and Interconnection Services
As with all data centres on Interxion’s London Campus, LON3 will deliver 24×7 operational excellence with a 99.999% availability, fully redundant configurations for all critical systems, including monitoring and support, as well as around the clock CCTV surveillance and advanced security systems.
LON3 customers can easily interconnect to over 90 connectivity providers, a multitude of cloud services providers and other services located in other parts of the London campus simply via the customer portal.