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|Traded as||NYSE: INXN|
Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer
|Products||Data centre: equipment housing, carrier and cloud-neutral data centre, managed services, connectivity, colocation centre, hosting environment, vendor-neutral data centre, network-neutral data center|
|Revenue||€ 208.4 million (2010)|
Number of employees
|Website||Interxion official website|
Interxion is a European provider of carrier and cloud-neutral colocation data centre services. Founded in 1998 in the Netherlands, the firm was publicly listed on the New York Stock Exchange on January 28, 2011. Interxion is headquartered in Schiphol-Rijk, the Netherlands, and delivers its services through 34 data centres in 11 countries located in major metropolitan areas, including London, Frankfurt, Paris, Amsterdam and Madrid, the main data centre markets in Europe.
The company’s core offering is carrier-neutral colocation, which includes provision of space, power and a secure environment in which to house customers’ computing, network, storage and IT infrastructure. Interxion also supplements its core colocation offering with a number of additional services, including systems monitoring, systems management, engineering support services, data back-up and storage.
Within its data centres, Interxion enables approximately 1,500 customers to house their equipment and connect to a broad range of telecommunications carriers, ISPs and other customers. The data centres act as content and connectivity hubs that facilitate the processing, storage, sharing and distribution of data, content, applications and media among carriers and customers.
Interxion’s customer base is in high-growth market segments, including financial services, cloud and managed services providers, digital media and carriers. Customers in these target markets enable expansion of existing communities of interest and build new, high-value communities of interest within the data center. Communities of interest are particularly important to customers in each of these market segments. For example, customers in the digital media segment benefit from the close proximity to content delivery network providers and Internet exchanges in order to rapidly deliver content to consumers. Interxion expects the high-value and reduced-cost benefits of communities of interest to continue to attract new customers.
Interxion’s data centres enable its customers to connect to more than 500 carriers and ISPs and 20 European Internet exchanges, allowing them to lower telecommunications costs and reduce latency times.
- 1 Communities of interest
- 2 History
- 3 Industry standards and accreditations
- 4 Colocation services
- 5 Connectivity
- 6 See also
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Communities of interest
Interxion focuses its efforts on attracting customers in well-defined sectors of industry:
Interxion has created Content Hubs across its European data centre footprint. The hubs allow organisations to aggregate, exchange, store, manage and distribute content in addition to interconnecting with a large digital media community, helping to optimise distribution and minimise costs.
Interxion has created Financial Hubs across key European financial markets, including London, Paris, Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Stockholm. The Hubs consist of highly interactive and extensive communities of capital markets participants, including a range of algorithmic and high-frequency traders, brokers, hedge funds, exchanges, MTF’s, market data providers and clearing houses. The Financial Hubs are accessible via a wide range of carriers and high bandwidth fibre connectivity providers.
Interxion has created Cloud Hubs across its European footprint, creating an optimum environment for cost-effective development, launch and management of successful cloud-based services for enterprises, systems integrators and cloud service providers. The hubs also enable fast, easy interconnection with one of Europe's largest and fastest-growing community of cloud operators.
Carriers and network providers
Interxion works with many carriers, network providers and Internet Service Providers as well as 20vInternet Exchanges, neutral Ethernet exchanges, four of the world’s largest CDN’s and over 500 carriers. Existing Interxion customers can interconnect data centres to any of these parties via a simple cross connect using the Ethernet platform within Interxion data centres.
European Telecom Exchange BV was incorporated on April 6, 1998, which (after being renamed Interxion Holding B.V. on June 12, 1998) was converted into Interxion Holding N.V. on January 11, 2000. Interxion completed its IPO on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on January 28, 2011. Interxion was founded by Bart van den Dries. A first round of venture capital was provided by Residex together with some informal investors.
Industry standards and accreditations
Interxion is certified with BS 25999, the British Standards Institution ( BSI) standard for business continuity management. This has been integrated with Interxion’s existing Information Security Management System (ISMS) certification ISO 27001:2005 standard for all of its European country operations. In addition, the company’s European Customer Service Centre (ECSC) team has now been trained in ITIL v3, the latest Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) standard. BS 25999 is the world's first Business Continuity Management (BCM) standard, developed to minimise the risks of disruptions, which can impact a business. The standard is designed to keep businesses operational during challenging times by protecting staff, preserving reputations and providing the ability to keep trading. Interxion’s development of a BCM system involved integrating with the already established Information Security Management System, ISO 27001, an internationally recognised certification designed to assess levels of risk across an entire company’s data centre network.
In 2010 Interxion’s Technology and Engineering Group was recognised for its “Outstanding Contribution to the Data Centre Sector” at the sixth annual Data Centre Europe awards ceremony held at Espaces Antipolis in Nice, France. Interxion was nominated in the Green I.T. Awards 2011 as a finalist for “IT Operator of the Year”.
Interxion is a member of the following organisations:
- Irish Internet Association
- The Green Grid – Contributor Member
- The Green Grid – Advisory Council
- The Uptime Institute
Interxion data centre buildings are typically designed with five 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. Clients can introduce additional levels, such as lockable cages or cubes (containment aisles), as required. No one enters or leaves the data centre without proof of identity, such as national ID, passport or driving license; and all visitors are checked against customer-defined access lists. There are multiple physical security layers, including CCTV, man traps and 24x7 controlled access. All building areas are secured by an alarm system, and an external security firm patrols the area, both inside and outside. Interxion utilises ISO 27001-certified information security management systems.
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 with facilities such as high-speed refuelling. The continuously improving design specification supports a modular build, including critical infrastructure, and is flexible enough to adapt to specific customer requirements without loss of overall efficiency. Extra equipment can be added to the infrastructure to increase capacity without causing outages.
For optimum performance, all equipment is maintained and continuously monitored in a climate-controlled environment. The average temperature inside the cold aisle is controlled between 18 and 25 °C and a humidity level of 50% ± 10%. Multiple air conditioning units provide redundant capacity. Early warning systems installed as standard detect hot spots before they become a problem.
After joining the Green Grid association in 2008 and becoming a Contributor Member and part of the Advisory Council, Interxion has committed to continuously investigate efficiency opportunities such as free cooling as standard, ground water cooling, and waste heat re-use, but never at the expense of reliability and availability. Continuous monitoring and measuring provides information about the environments and enables identification of opportunities to improve efficiency. The flexible design allows Interxion to meet customer demands with a scalable infrastructure model.
Interxion connects to more than 400 individual carriers and ISPs as well as 18 European Internet exchanges. This is part of the carrier-neutral data centre concept.
Interxion hosts global Tier 1, regional Tier 2 and national Tier 3 networks with direct access to the backbone infrastructure and PoP’s for over 400 carriers across its European footprint. These carriers are present at Interxion’s data centres both to interconnect to other carriers but also to take advantage of the customer communities within the data centres.
Internet exchanges are the major points on the Internet where networks interconnect. They serve as an exchange point for the traffic of the Internet via bi-lateral, settlement-free peering agreements. Interxion houses 18 such Internet exchanges in Europe. Interxion is an active supporter of the public Internet exchanges and was an active participant in the creation of Euro-IX.
|Belgium||Brussels||BNIX , FreeBIX |
|France||Paris||FreeIX , Panap , France-IX , PARIX, SFINX |
|Germany||Düsseldorf, Frankfurt||ECIX , DE-CIX |
|Netherlands||Amsterdam, Hilversum||AMS-IX , NL-ix |
|United Kingdom||London||LINX , LONAP |
- Interxion Q4 2010 and FY 2010 Results Interxion
- Interxion to float Financial Times
- Interxion's F1 Filing with the SEC SEC
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