ZURICH, November 25, 2020 / PRNewswire / – Interxion: The company Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR) and Europe’s leading provider of cloud neutral colocation solutions and operators, announced today that it has begun construction of a major expansion project in Zurich. The new facility will be developed in three phases and is expected to support the delivery of more than 11,000 square meters of total space equipped and 24 megawatts of customer capacity when completed. The first phase is expected to provide about 2,900 square meters and is scheduled to open in mid-2022.
This expansion is adjacent to the existing ZUR1 and ZUR2 facilities at Interxion Zurich Campus, Switzerland’s leading cloud and interconnection hub. New development projects will benefit from the same high-level network connectivity available in existing data centers Zurich campus, and is a strategic extension of the DIGITAL Platform® in Switzerland. Customers can deploy their critical infrastructure within the fast-growing community of connectivity providers, platforms and companies that have developed over the past 20 years, and will also be able to take advantage of the Digital Realty global platform spanning 24 countries on six continents.
“Our Zurich expansion marks an important milestone in our global platform roadmap and demonstrates our commitment to supporting customers’ digital transformation strategies and enabling their future growth on the Digital Platform.®, “said the Executive Director of Digital Realty A. William Stein. “This growth reflects the demand that we are seeing Zurich and across Europe, because the continent is playing an important and growing role as a corporate data superpower. ”
ZUR3 is expected to be part of a new sustainable district heating project in the municipalities of Opfikon and Rümlang, using heat generated by the data center to warm local households. The data center is expected to contribute significant excess heat to the local district heating project in the EnergieVerbund Airport City area Zurich. This initiative supports Digital Realty commitment to join the science-based targets initiative for climate reduction announced earlier this year.
“Our expansion Zurich Campus enables Interxion to offer Swiss and international companies the highly connected data center capacity they need when they launch their hybrid IT infrastructure by combining Interxion’s leading cloud services, global connectivity and colocation solutions, “said Hans Jörg Denzler, Swiss Managing Director, Interxion: Digital Realty Company. “We are pleased to support local and global service providers with additional data center capacity to seamlessly expand their services in the region through PlatformDIGITAL.®. ”
Data Gravity Intensity for the EMEA region is expected to more than double every year by 2024 and is projected to grow at a faster rate than both North America or Asia Pacific, according to the recently published Digital Realty DGx ™ Gravity Index data, a global forecast that measures the intensity and gravity of growth in corporate data for metros worldwide.1 Digital Realty recently announced plans to significantly extend Geographical coverage of the Data Gravity Index to cover more than 50 global metros and more than 20 different industries.
“We continue to experience solid demand across our pan-European footprint,” said David Ruberg, Chief Executive, EMEA. “Zurich is a strategic digital hub and provides an ideal location for customers to consolidate their digital infrastructure and address the growth challenges posed by data gravity. ZUR3 meets the requirements of our local and global multinational company customers, provides access to dense network connectivity, available power, and interconnection with other strategic European locations, and will keep us at the forefront of opportunities in Switzerland. ”
About Interxion: Digital Realty Company
Interxion: A Digital Realty Company is a leading provider of operator-neutral and cloud data center solutions across EMEA. With more than 700 connectivity providers in more than 100 data centers in 13 European countries, Interxion provides a connectivity community, cloud and content hub. As part of Digital Realty, customers now have access to 49 metros on six continents. For more information, please visit www.interxion.com.
About Digital Realty
Digital Realty supports the world’s leading companies and service providers by providing a complete spectrum of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions. DIGITAL platform®, the enterprise’s global data center platform, provides customers with a trusted foundation and proven methodology for the Pervasive Datacentre Architecture PDx ™ solution to scale digital businesses and efficiently manage data gravity challenges. Digital Realty’s global data center footprint provides customers with access to connected communities that matter to them with more than 280 facilities across 49 metros in 24 countries on six continents. To learn more about Digital Realty, please visit digitalrealty.com or follow us LinkedIn and Indonesia.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements that are based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions involving risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and results to differ materially, including statements regarding Interxion’s expansion in Zurich, including our expectations and plans for the Swiss market, the DGx ™ Data Gravity Index and PlatformDIGITAL®. For a list and description of such risks and uncertainties, see company reports and other filings with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. The company rejects any intention or obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
1 Based on 21 global metros studied in the DGx ™ 1.0 Data Gravity Index study
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