HMSHost Locates Mission-Critical Infrastructure with Interxion

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AMSTERDAM 12 May 2011INTERXION HOLDING NV, (NYSE: INXN), a leading European provider of carrier-neutral colocation data centre services, today announced that it has been selected by the EMEA division of HMSHost, a world leader in travel dining and shopping, to provide data centre colocation for the company’s mission-critical infrastructure. HMSHost now runs data and application infrastructure for its EMEA operations in Interxion’s AMS3 data centre.

HMSHost operates a wide range of premium-brand restaurants and retail stores in both airports worldwide and motorway travel plazas in North American. The company’s EMEA division is headquartered in Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. HMSHost manages 72 consumer-facing outlets in Schiphol alone, employing over 1,500 people during peak season.

All of HMSHost’s EMEA network infrastructure is routed via the firm’s Headquarters and the company’s on-site ICT infrastructure at Schiphol is now mirrored in Interxion’s AMS3 facility in order to guarantee 24x7 availability. Following the successful implementation of the new mirror site, plans are now underway to launch next generation applications which will be provisioned from its Interxion-based infrastructure, including a Virtual Desktop (VDI) environment for staff across the region.

HMSHost selected Interxion’s AMS3 data centre because it provides direct access to a community of over 30 carriers and guarantees the highest standards of physical and data security.

“Our initial requirements were quite straightforward – a highly secure, well-connected facility, located close to our Headquarters in Schiphol,” said Erik Wouterson, IT Manager, HMSHost EMEA. “Since choosing Interxion we have been very impressed with the level of service that we have received, and we are now looking to launch a range of new applications that will improve the efficiency of our operations across EMEA. These will also be hosted at Interxion.”

“Global enterprises like HMSHost need the latest and most reliable data centre infrastructure to power their growth, and that is what we provide,” said Michel van den Assem, Managing Director, Interxion Netherlands. “We look forward to developing our relationship with them by maximising availability of their customer-facing and support systems and helping them to drive further efficiencies which add value to the business.”

About HMSHost
HMSHost is a world leader in creating dining and shopping for travel venues. HMSHost operates in more than 100 airports around the globe, including the 20 busiest airports in North America. The Company has annual sales in excess of $2.5 billion and employs more than 34,000 sales associates worldwide. HMSHost is a part of Autogrill Group, the world’s leading provider of food & beverage and retail services for people on the move.

With sales of over €5.7 billion in 2009, the Group operates in 39 countries and employs some 70,000 people. It manages over 5,300 stores in more than 1,200 locations worldwide. Visit www.HMSHost.com for more information and find us on Facebook at HMSHost Making the Traveler’s Day Better.

About Interxion
Interxion is a leading provider of carrier-neutral colocation data centre services in Europe, serving over 1,200 customers through 28 data centres in 11 European countries. Interxion’s uniformly designed, energy-efficient data centres offer customers extensive security and uptime for their mission-critical applications.

With connectivity provided by 350 carriers and ISPs and 20 European Internet exchanges across its footprint, Interxion has created content and connectivity hubs that foster growing customer communities of interest. For more information please visit www.interxion.com

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Interxion
Ali Moinuddin
Marketing Director
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E-mail: alim@interxion.com

HMS Host
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Carolien Hoogerwaard
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E-mail: carolien.hoogerwaard@text100.nl