Interxion’s William Fenick says that data centre strategy is key to profiting from the fintech boom but also overcoming challenges such as Brexit and GDPR.

Interxion is a leading provider of colocation data centre services across Europe, supporting more than 1,600 customers in more than 40 data centres. Interxion last year opened its third Dublin data centre, called DUB3, which represents a capital investment of €28m.

“Interxion has quite a prominent role in financial services in Europe. If you deconstruct a bit of what financial services need, it’s an industry run essentially on information, and information is picked up by connectivity to trading partners or exchanges or to data vendors.

“So, it is all about information and connecting to it and, of course, the corollary to that is connecting to their data centres and their customers, and ensure that their customers have connectivity,” Fenick said.


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