France is a leading player in the world economy; it is the fifth largest in the world, and the second largest in Europe.
France’s geographic accessibility makes it a strategic option for colocating IT and telecoms platforms. The country is home to the second busiest aerial hub in Europe with Charles de Gaulle airport, and its high-speed trains are a key component of a well-developed transport network.
A comprehensive cable infrastructure provides access to worldwide telecommunications networks. The country is home to transatlantic telecoms backbones, as well as those landing in Marseille from Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
France’s regulated electricity market ensures that prices are lowest in Europe and have only increased by an average of 3% annually. The network is both reliable and of good quality.
Skilled and diversified engineers and technicians are available within expert communities.
With more than 850 000 residents, Marseille is the second largest city in France and a very attractive gateway thanks to the presence of a strong network hub created by the aggregation of multiple undersea cable landing points connecting to terrestrial cables.
With 12 million inhabitants, the Paris region has one of the highest GDPs in Europe and 72% of the French IT spend occurs in this region.
PAR3 and PAR5 sites have been awarded the Management & Operations (M&O) Stamp of Approval by the Uptime Institute in May 2012. This award validates the performance and quality of the operational methods implemented by Interxion within these data centres.