Interxion

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Interxion
Type Naamloze vennootschap
Traded as NYSEINXN
Founded 1998
Headquarters Amsterdam, Netherlands
Key people

David Ruberg
Chief Executive Officer
Jaap Camman
Executive Vice President Legal

Josh Joshi
Chief Financial Officer
Products Data centre: equipment housing, carrier-neutral data centre, managed services, connectivity, colocation centre, hosting environment, vendor-neutral data centre, network-neutral data center
Revenue $307.1 Million (2014)[1]
Employees 400+(FTE)
Website Interxion official website

Interxion is a European provider of cloud and carrier-neutral data centre colocation services. Founded in 1998, the firm was publicly listed on the New York Stock Exchange on January 28, 2011.[2] Interxion is headquartered in Schiphol-Rijk, the Netherlands, and operates over 30 data centres located in major metropolitan areas across 11 European countries. Interxion offers space, power, cooling and physical security in which customers can house their computing network, storage and IT infrastructure and connect to a variety of service providers. Interxion owns and operates neutral data centres, which means they are entirely independent of any network or internet services provider. Interxion is thus able to provide access to a wide range of connectivity, telecoms, and cloud /hosting providers. This provides customers with flexibility to select and change to the provider that best suits their business needs. This neutral model operated has attracted organisations from a number of particular verticals including Cloud, Digital media, Financial Services, System Integrators and Enterprises. This has fostered what Interxion call ‘Communities of Interest’ where customers who operation in the same sector can interconnect within the data centre using a Cross connect service.

History - Key Milestones[edit]

The concept behind Interxion was born out of an idea by Bart van den Dries who proposed in 1996 interconnecting the networks of all the new telecoms companies in the Netherlands. In March 1998 construction on the company’s first data centre began in Amsterdam. The company operated the first virtual telecommunications marketplace in Europe enabling customers to meet and create new business. In 1999 Interxion built a data centre in Frankfurt to house the DE-CIX Internet exchange. From this point the company saw rapid growth across Europe and by 2002 Interxion had opened offices and data centres in Germany, France, Belgium, Denmark and Austria, operating in total 20 data centres. In 2007 David Ruberg assumed the position of CEO taking over from Michel Boussard and became a member of The Green Grid Tech community and later a member of its Advisory Council. By 2011 Interxion managed 28 data centres. In January 2011 Interxion successfully filed for IPO and the company’s shares began trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Interxion has continued to construct new data centres across Europe and develop Hubs where content providers, network providers and enterprises interconnect their networks in order to create new possibilities for commerce, data flows and revenue streams. In 2012 Interxion launched their seventh data centre in Paris and made steps to improve their green credentials with 50% of all electricity for the data centre coming from sustainable energy sources. In 2014 this was increased to over 90%, with 8 countries using 100% green energy and currently operates over 30 data centres.

Locations[edit]

Interxion operates over 30 data centres across 11 European countries including

Data Centres and colocation services[edit]

A data centre is a dedicated space where users house their ICT infrastructure. Often data centres are purpose-built facilities which are specially designed to provide the right environment for high performance computing that enable users to take advantage of benefits such as scale, reliability and internal logistics.

Space[edit]

Interxion offers configurable cabinet, cage, suite and private room options. Cages and cabinets are provided in a shared space. Cabinet space offers a dedicated footprint for customers to house equipment. Each cabinet has a dedicated power feed provided from a shared power distribution system. A cage provides customers with their own space within a shared colocation area. Private rooms provide dedicated space for increased security.

Power[edit]

Interxion provides managed power with resilience built in all the way to the cabinet and server if required and a minimum N+1 configuration on power infrastructure. The design specification supports a modular build including critical infrastructure.

Cooling[edit]

Temperature and humidity is controlled and monitored closely to ensure the performance and the operational integrity of the systems. Interxion data centres use cold aisle containment to manage and mitigate increased heat densities and cooling costs.

Security[edit]

Interxion data centre buildings are typically designed with 5 layers of physical security: the perimeter fence, the security gate and entrance, mantraps into the data centre, access systems into the rooms and secure, locked cabinets.

Segments[edit]

Due to the neutrality and the metropolitan location of Interxion data centres communities have established with in the data centres. Interxion calls these groups ‘communities of interests’ due to the mutual benefit that many organisations can gain from interconnecting with each other. To manage and develop these ‘communities of Interest’ Interxion operates a segment focused strategy employing sector specific technology experts to work with and support organisations in these verticals.

Digital Media[edit]

Interxion’s digital media segment encompasses all types of digitised content which can be distributed over an IP connection or increasingly over a mobile network, such as online video, music, gaming, gambling, social networking and user generated content. Recent years have seen an increase in the availability and demand for digitised content which has led to an increase in demand for the underlying telecommunications infrastructure which is required to house, store, process and distribute content. Interxion uses its data centres to offer companies across the digital media spectrum a reliable and secure technical facility, specifically designed for the storage, hosting and distribution of digital media content. Each of these Content Hubs offers access to multiple CDNs, ISPs, local fibre, international connectivity and public Internet exchanges.

Financial Services[edit]

Interxion’s Financial Services Hubs consist of highly interactive communities of capital markets participants, including a range of algorithmic and high-frequency traders, brokers, hedge funds, Exchanges, MTFs, market data providers and clearing houses. These interconnection points provide Interxion’s customers with physical proximity to other participants as well as the opportunity to build business relationships with other customers colocated in the data centre. Interxion’s Financial Hubs are accessible via a range of carriers and high bandwidth fibre connectivity providers.

Cloud[edit]

A Cloud Hub is where networks that support cloud computing services connect to each other and/ or to end-user networks. The Cloud Hub provides a central location where networks meet, thus reducing the need to build Cross Connects to other networks. Interxion provides a secure environment for cloud service providers to run their applications in close proximity to their customers and end-users with access to a community of connectivity and service providers and guaranteed performance levels.

Connectivity[edit]

Interxion houses over 500 Connectivity providers including 20 Internet exchanges. European Internet exchanges are independent, non-profit organisations and provide locations which allow network operators to peer with one another. They are nearly always located in carrier-neutral data centres, where network operators can colocate in immediate proximity to the exchange’s IT infrastructure. Interxion offers access to the following Internet exchanges:

Internet Exchange Full Name Interxion City Traffic Gbps/s Average No of members Total Direct Access Points !
AMS-IX Amsterdam Internet Exchange Amsterdam 1766 652 11
NL-IX Netherlands Internet Exchange Amsterdam 293 359 64
NDIX Nederlands-Duitse Internet Exchange Amsterdam and Düsseldorf 10 42 40
BNIX Belgian National Internet eXchange Brussels 40 51 3
COMIX Copenhagen and Malmo Internet Exchange Copenhagen 13 23 3
DIX Danish Internet Exchange Copenhagen 20 42 2
INEX Internet Neutral Exchange Association Dublin 35 67 4
ECIX (Düsseldorf) European Commercial Exchange Düsseldorf Düsseldorf 150 101 4
DE-CIX Deutscher Commercial Internet Exchange Frankfurt 1877 521 12
Data-IX DATA-IX Frankfurt 620 199 6
LINX London Internet Exchange London 1301 511 10
LONAP London Network Access Point London 32 141 5
ESpanix Espana Internet Exchange Madrid 150 63 3
FranceIX FranceIX Paris 163 235 8
PARIX PARIX Paris 10 16 3
SFINX Service for French Internet Exchange Paris 20 100 2
NetNod Netnod Internet Exchange Stockholm 400 75 16
STHIX Stockholm Internet eXchange Stockholm 1.5 71 8
VIX Vienna Internet Exchange Vienna 96 118 2
SwissIX Swiss Internet Exchange Zurich 30 147 11

Cross Connects[edit]

Cross Connects connect customer equipment to customer-space patch panels that are wired to the data centre’s Meet-me-room (MMR) where direct connections between two parties are created.

Additional Services[edit]

Interxion offers a Hands & Eyes service in which qualified technicians carry out routine or emergency support of customer equipment in Interxion’s data centres.

Additional Information[edit]

Awards[edit]

  • Winner of BroadGroup 6th International Datacentre & Cloud Awards 2013[3]
  • Winner of BroadGroup 5th Data Centre Awards European Award for Energy Efficiency in Data Centres[4]
  • Winner of Green I.T. Award in 2011, 2012 and 2013[5]
  • Winner of Data Centre Solutions Awards 2013 Data Centre Provider of the year
  • Winner of BroadGroup Colocation Provider of the year award 2014[6]

Accreditations[edit]

  • Accredited ISO 27001 & ISO 22301 Information Security Management and Business Continuity[7]
  • Accredited ITIL V3 Customer Service Team Continuity and Service Quality[8]

Memberships[edit]

  • Member and Cofounder of Uptime Institute EMEA chapter[9]
  • The Green Grid contributor member[10] and part of the Advisory Council [11]
  • Member of European Internet Exchange Association (Euro-ix)[12]
  • Member of EuroCloud
  • Founding Member of European Data Centre Association[13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Interxion Reports Q4 and Full Year 2013 Results". http://www.interxion.com/. Interxion. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Interxion to float at top of price range after raising $265". FT.com (Financial Times). 2011. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "international Datacentre and Cloud Awards Announce Winners for 2013". http://www.broad-group.com/. Broad Group. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Gala Awards Ceremony recognizes 14 datacentre and cloud winners". http://www.broad-group.com/. BroadGroup. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Interxion Wins 2013 Green Enterprise IT Award for Facility Retrofit from Uptime Institute". http://uk.reuters.com/. Reuters. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "Datacentre and Cloud Accolades presented at annual awards ceremony in London". http://www.broad-group.com/. BroadGroup. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "ISO 22301". http://www.iso27001standard.com/. 27001 Academy. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "ITIL accreditation scheme". http://www.itil-officialsite.com. ITIL. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "EMEA Network Roster". http://uptimeinstitute.com/. Uptime Institute. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  10. ^ "Contributor Members". http://www.thegreengrid.org. The Green Grid. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  11. ^ "Advisory Council". http://www.thegreengrid.org/. The Green Grid. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  12. ^ "European Internet Exchange Association". https://www.euro-ix.net. Euro-IX. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  13. ^ "Our Memebers". http://www.eudca.org/. European Data Centre Association. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 

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