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Sify expands network presence to Interxion Marseille - aka 'Europe’s gateway'

09 Aug 2017

​Interxion and Sify Technologies have together announced that Sify has established a network point of presence (PoP) at Interxion’s MRS1 data centre in Marseille, France.

According to Interxion, provider of carrier and cloud-neutral colocation data centre services in Europe, its facility in Marseille is Europe’s telecommunications gateway to India, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

A whopping 13 submarine cable systems form these regions. These all terminate in Marseille, which has helped the city become a fast-growing interconnection hub.

Sify asserts its network expansion to Marseille enhances the provider of telecom and data centre centric IT services in India to enhance its ability to provide international services to its more than 9,000 enterprise customers on the Indian sub-continent.

“With four submarine cable systems from India landing directly in Marseille, it was the logical location for us to expand our network presence,” says Mark Ryder, managing director of Europe at Sify.

“The large and growing community of network and content providers available to partner with in Marseille accelerates our ability to cater to the burgeoning demands of our clients.”

Furthermore, Sify asserts the company is now in a position to enable interconnections for its wholesale partners that are seeking state-of-the-art solutions to reach India from Marseille, Europe’s gateway to other regions.

Director of market development and strategy at Interxion, Mike Hollands says with the recent Sify deal, there are now 120 international and national network service providers, four Internet exchanges and leading cloud and content providers using Interxion Marseille to interconnect and exchange Internet traffic and content with one another.

“Sify will provide our customers with effective solutions to efficiently handle the large increase in content that is being exchanged between Europe and India,” says Hollands.

“Sify’s connectivity to 1500 cities and 45 data centres in India over a common data telecom infrastructure provides huge value to the community of interest present in our Marseille facility.”

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