LONDON, JULY 3rd 2008 – Interxion, a leading European provider of carrier-neutral data centres, today announced that it has been selected by Bechtel, one of the world's premier engineering, construction, and project management companies, to provide colocation services in the City of London.
Bechtel selected Interxion following a review of its own legacy data centre in London which is unsuitable for housing high power density deployments. In addition, the current site was unable to meet the connectivity requirements necessary to maximise availability of the latest generation of web-based applications.
“Working with Interxion will improve quality of service and connectivity resilience at the same time as reducing our costs,” said Richard Wood, Global Infrastructure Operations Manager, Bechtel. “The options were to build, upgrade or colocate, and we are confident we made the right decision in working with Interxion. At a stroke, this new arrangement will reduce capital expenditure, improve the resilience of our network and infrastructure, and bring our shared data closer to the core of the internet, thus reducing latency and building additional redundancy.”
“Successful businesses like Bechtel stand to gain the most in price and performance by basing their applications in an Interxion centre,” said Anthony Foy, Group Managing Director, Interxion. “The recent customer information technology refresh that has taken place across Europe has left many data centres unable to meet power and cooling requirements. We can provide the future-proof infrastructure and connectivity choices which are essential to enabling the latest applications.”
Interxion is a leading European provider of carrier-neutral data centres. Headquartered in Schiphol-Rijk, The Netherlands, Interxion serves its customers from its 22 carrier-neutral data centres located in 13 cities across 11 European countries. Interxion serves network and carrier-based, hosting and enterprise customers who require professionally managed and strictly controlled physical environments within which to operate mission-critical applications and computer systems. Interxion’s carrier-neutral data centres offer cost-effective and fast access to multiple local and global communication networks. For more information please visit www.interxion.com.