Interxion Splashes £36m On Euro Data Centre Expansions


Marseille, Paris, Vienna, and Dusseldorf target of Interxion’s data centre upgrades after promising results

Data centre provider Interxion is expanding its operations in four European cities, spending more than €46 million (£36m) to add 5MW and 3,000 sqm of rack space for customers.

Interxion data centres in Marseille, Paris, Vienna, and Dusseldorf are in line for expansion, reportedly due to “continued customer demand” said the company.


“Interxion continues to experience solid demand across its targeted market segments. These four expansions represent a diversity of demand with strength in cloud, connectivity, financial services and digital media”, said David Ruberg, Interxion’s CEO.

The expansions are likely to be completed by the end of 2017, said the company.

interxionThe announcement comes after Interxion, based in, reported a revenue increase of 13 percent over the previous year to €386.6 million (£300m).


Last December, Interxion fell victim to a data breach that potentially exposed the contact details of more than 23,000 Interxion customers.

The breach affected just Interxion’s CRM service, and no financial details were exposed said the company.

In an email sent out to customers, Interxion said: “Despite the multiple levels of protection in place, in December Interxion became aware that it had suffered a breach in our IT security.

“The result of this was a temporary and localised compromise of the credentials to our CRM system, which resulted in the unauthorised access to some customer and prospect contact details.”

But it seems the breach hasn’t knocked too much confidence out of customers. Revenue for the fourth quarter of 2015 was €100.7 million (£78m), a 12 percent increase over the fourth quarter of 2014 and a 3 percent increase over the third quarter of 2015.

“Our 2015 performance demonstrates the continued strength of our business model and the value that our customers receive from being colocated in our connectivity-rich and cloud-rich data centres across our European footprint,” said Ruberg.

Interxion is also planning an expansion to its Irish data centre facilities. Interxion will spend €28 million (£22m) on building a third Irish data centre in Dublin.

Interxion said that the expansion, originally announced last year, comes as the company sees increased customer demand for its colocation cloud service.

Called DUB3, the first two phases of the data centre construction will be complete by the fourth quarter of 2016.

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