Despite Brexit (or perhaps because of it), London is still a hive of activity with no shortage of demand in tech circles.
This week European provider of carrier and cloud-neutral colocation data centre services Interxion stamped its confidence on the local market after announcing the official opening of its third data centre in London, aptly named LON3.
The new facility comes equipped with 1,800 square metres of usable space, which the company is confident will help more businesses reap the benefits of positioning their infrastructure in Europe’s largest city.
Speaking of location, LON3 is part of Interxion’s inner-city campus which is ‘strategically positioned’ between the Square Mile and Tech City. The company says this is one of the reasons more than 200 capital markets participants have chosen Interxion for their data centre services.
The London-based Internet Exchange Point (LONAP) and LINX, the UK’s largest Internet Exchange, along with eight major content delivery networks (CDNs) are also colocated at the campus.
Interxion CEO David Ruberg says LON3 provides access to over 90 connectivity providers, which includes private network access to Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services and CityCloud, BT’s IP network.
“LON3 is the latest expansion in a year that has seen Interxion open and expand multiple data centres across Europe,” says Ruberg.
“One of the critical drivers in our success is the way we partner with our customers. In London, financial services is a very strong community where participants derive great value from being located in close proximity to one another within our data centres and all of our customers benefit from the strong communities of interest we have developed in the connectivity segment.”
Interxion UK managing director Andrew Fray says the campus offers direct access to broadband subscribers across the continent and minimises latency to local and international markets. It’s home to growing groups across the financial services, digital media and cloud sector.
“We welcome organisations from all over the world that choose London as their gateway to the hyper-connected global market,” says Fray.
With the added value of our communities of interest, many businesses choose our campus to interconnect with industry peers, partners and suppliers. The launch of LON3 allows us to continue to diversify our customer base.”