Leading European provider of carrier-neutral co-location data centres services Interxion is expanding its Dublin 2 data centre.
The expansion of the facility is in response to rising demand from co-location customers, in particular customers in the fast-growing digital media, carrier and cloud service sectors. Including the investment made to build and equip the new data centre, this latest expansion brings Interxion’s total investment in the new facility to €13m in the last 18 months.
The new phase of Interxion’s data centre will provide an additional 900 sq metres of net space, increasing Interxion’s overall capacity to 1,700 sq metres of equipped space. The project also includes the delivery of an additional 1200kW of high-density power to the site, helping meet the growing need for energy-efficient, high-power-density infrastructure, a key requirement for the latest virtualised servers. Work has started on the expansion and is scheduled to be completed by Q1 2011.
Interxion’s data centre offers the highest levels of redundancy, reliability and standards-based operation, with 2N UPS power and N+1 cooling, as well as advanced alarm and monitoring systems. The new space has been designed using Interxion’s energy-efficient modular architecture, with free cooling and maximum-efficiency components as standard. Power monitoring and management systems also enable customers to monitor their power usage, streamlining their operations to optimise power usage effectiveness (PUE).
Interxion recently achieved the highly regarded BS 25999, the British Standards Institution standard for business continuity management. This has been integrated with Interxion’s existing information security management system certification, ISO 27001.
“The demand we are experiencing for premium, energy-efficient co-location space is driven to a great extent by the innovative and fast-growing digital media, cloud service and carrier sectors,” said Tanya Duncan, managing director, Interxion Ireland.
“We plan to continue to enhance our facilities and build on our standards to support and grow these and other customer communities, offering them the best possible environment for managing and developing their mission-critical applications.”