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Interxion breaks ground on Belgian data centre

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Interxion’s new BRU4 will be located in the Zaventem region of Belgium.

BRU4 will provide around 72,118 sqft of space and is scheduled to open in the middle of 2023. According to Interxion, it represents an investment of more than €100 million.

Mirroring Interxion’s other European data centres, the site is designed to run on 100% renewable energy. This reflects Digital Realty’s sustainability goal to reduce its direct carbon emissions by 68% and its passive emissions by 24% by 2030.

“Demand for data centre capacity in Brussels continues to grow, largely driven by a surge in the number of Belgium enterprises migrating to the cloud and adopting hybrid IT models,” said Dirk van de Geer, Managing Director, Interxion Belgium.

“In direct response to this growth in demand, we are constructing BRU4 which will provide businesses with the much-needed capacity to scale efficiently.”

David Louis, Sales Manager at Interxion Belgium, added: “According to Digital Realty’s Data Gravity Index DGx, which measures, quantifies and predicts the intensity of enterprise data growth for Global 2000 enterprise companies, by 2024, businesses will create data at a rate of 1.4 million gigabytes per second. In order to manage this data explosion, businesses will require an increase of over 40% in compute processing power, fast approaching processing levels only reachable by Quantum Computers. With the expansion of our Brussels campus, we expect to have the compute, storage and quality infrastructure in place to enable businesses to pivot to a more data-friendly hybrid IT model and help them take on the data economy.”

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