Digital Realty Company and carrier and cloud-neutral colocation data center solutions provider, Interxion started construction on its Zurich expansion project. The project will be developed in three phases. When fully built, the new facility will deliver more than 11,000 square meters of total equipped space and 24 MW of IT capacity. The 2,900 square meters first phase is expected to be open by mid-2022.
11,000 square meters, 24 MW IT capacity
The new facility, ZUR3 is adjacent to the existing ZUR1 and ZUR2 facilities. The expansion represents a strategic expansion of the company’s PlatformDIGITAL in Switzerland. The new facility is also a part of the new sustainable district heating project in the municipalities of Opfikon and Rümlang. The heat generated by the facility will be used to warm local households. The company also announced its plans to extend the geographic scope of the Data Gravity Index to cover more than 50 global metros and over 20 distinct industries. A. William Stein, Chief Executive Officer, Digital Realty, said,
“Our Zurich expansion marks an important milestone on our global platform roadmap and demonstrates our commitment to supporting customers’ digital transformation strategies and enabling their future growth on PlatformDIGITAL. This growth reflects the demand we’re seeing in Zurich and across Europe, as the continent plays a prominent and growing role as an enterprise data superpower.”