Interxion: A Digital Realty Company and leading European provider of carrier- and cloud-neutral colocation data centre solutions, has begun construction of a third data centre in Belgium. The first phase of the project, which is expected to be completed in Q4 2021, will provide a total capacity of nearly 1,280 m2 when fully built out.
The expansion – BRU3 – is adjacent to the existing facilities on the Interxion Brussels Campus, the leading cloud and interconnection hub in Belgium. The new development will benefit from the same high levels of network connectivity available at the existing data centres on the campus and represents a strategic expansion of the roadmap for Digital Realty’s global infrastructure solution, PlatformDIGITAL in Belgium.
The digital economy is rapidly remaking all industries, public and private. As a result, enterprises are now shifting architectural models to a new data-centric approach that supports always-on digital business, informed by real-time information. By deploying their critical infrastructure with the industry’s second largest global interconnection provider, customers in Belgium benefit from access to a thriving connected data community of connectivity providers, platforms and enterprises, which has been cultivated by Interxion for the last 20 years.
“BRU3 meets the requirements of both our local and global multinational enterprise customers, providing access to dense network connectivity, available power and interconnectivity with other strategic European locations,” said Dirk van de Geer, Managing Director, Interxion Belgium. “We are pleased to support local and global service providers with this additional data centre to enable them to seamlessly expand their services via PlatformDIGITAL.”
“Interxion’s expansion in Brussels demonstrates our commitment to supporting customers’ Digital Transformation strategies, enabling them to leverage Digital Realty’s global platform spanning 24 countries across six continents,” said Jeff Tapley, Joint Managing Director EMEA, Interxion. “Brussels has a highly interconnected data community and provides an ideal location for customers to consolidate their digital infrastructure.”
The BRU3 facility will participate in a new sustainable district heating project being launched in Zaventem, a Belgian municipality in the province of Flemish Brabant, which will use excess heat generated by the data centre to warm local households. This initiative supports Digital Realty’s commitment as a member of the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) for global carbon reduction globally announced earlier this year.Click below to share this article