Data center and co-location provider Interxion have launched their second data center in Marseille, France. With this launch, Interxion aim to lend support to their first data center in Marseille (MRS1) and strengthen their network in a bid to facilitate further expansion for their clients.
According to Interxion, Marseille is the Mediterranean capital for data center services, thanks to its strategic location. They also believe that this geographic benefit can be further leveraged with the help of the second data center MRS2.
Interxion say that the businesses in Europe are expanding their network in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the U.S. They foresee these organizations will need better network connectivity given the rising awareness of data center services.
In order to meet business demands, Interxion have pumped approx. USD 90 million to build this new facility at Marseille. They further added that this hub will span 4,400 sq.meter of area to accomodate state-of-the-art facilities.
Speaking about this launch, David Ruberg, CEO at Interxion, commented:
Opening MRS2 is an important second step for Interxion in developing Marseille as a digital hub.
This investment in the heart of the Mediterranean will help us to respond to the growing demand of our customers who wish to expand to Marseille to develop their activity in Europe and to reach emerging markets in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
Echoing Ruberg, Fabrice Coquio, Managing Director of Interxion France, said:
MRS2 is the continuation of what we started with MRS1 when Interxion acquired the facility in 2014.
The number of telecom providers in Marseille is growing with the arrival of cloud and digital media platforms, confirming Marseille not only as a connectivity hub, but also as a content hub.