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Interxion begins construction on new Paris data centres, despite Covid-19 restrictions

France has had some of the most stringent restrictions in the world when it comes to its fight against Covid-19, but that hasn’t stopped Interxion beginning the construction of its new digital park in the country’s capital, Paris. 

Interxion is in the process of developing four data centres in a single location in Paris, dubbed Interxion Paris Digital Park, offering up to 85MW of customer available power and 40,000 sqm of real estate. This major development represents a strategic expansion of PlatformDIGITAL in France.

While France’s restrictions have been stringent in the face of the country’s battle with Covid-19, the country realises that data centres are an essential service which ensures the country remains online. 

The first data centre on the site will be Interxion’s eighth data centre in Paris. PAR8 is being constructed in three phases, delivering, in aggregate, 9,600 square metres of equipped space and 19 MW of customer available power when fully built out. The first phase of PAR8, which is expected to provide approximately 3,200 square metres, is scheduled to open in late 2021. The capital expenditure associated with PAR8, excluding land and other shared costs for the site, is expected to be approximately €207 million.

Adjacent to Interxion’s existing PAR7 facility, the Interxion Paris Digital Park will benefit from the high levels of network connectivity at the company’s seven existing data centres across Paris, all of which are interconnected.

“We continue to experience solid demand across our pan-European footprint, with the cloud and content platform providers, in particular, continuing to expand their presence in the key European cities,” said David Ruberg, Chief Executive Officer of Interxion, a Digital Realty company. 

“Interxion Paris Digital Park meets the key requirements of local and international customers with access to dense network connectivity, available power and line of sight to substantial expansion capacity and will keep us at the forefront of the Paris market opportunity.”


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