STOCKHOLM, September 8th 2009 – Interxion, a leading European operator of carrier-neutral data centres, has been selected by Stardoll, the world's largest paper doll site to provide equipment housing facilities in its Stockholm data centre.
Stardoll allows its users to create their own paper dolls or style different celebrity dolls with virtual clothes and accessories, and now has a significant and growing community of 34 million users. The company needed additional data centre capacity to support their continued expansion.
“The number of Stardoll users is increasing by up to 80,000 per day, and we simply needed more space to grow," said Fredrik Nylander, CTO of Stardoll. “But we also needed a carrier-neutral solution that will help us improve network resilience while driving down associated bandwidth costs. Interxion’s data centre in Stockholm gives customers access to 20 network operators and ISPs as well as Netnod, the Swedish Internet Exchange. We need a selection of stable high-speed connections to the Internet, so this level of access and choice was another deciding factor.”
“We are very pleased to be a part of the success story of Stardoll,” said Peder Bank, Interxion Sweden MD. “Their virtual business model makes them, in principle, totally dependent on their Internet connectivity and the stable operation of their IT systems. This is an area where we can offer industry-leading expertise and state-of-the-art infrastructure, as well as the capacity they need for future growth.”
Interxion is a leading European operator of carrier-neutral data centres. Headquartered in Schiphol-Rijk, The Netherlands, Interxion serves its customers from 25 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 data centres offer cost effective and fast access to multiple local and global communication networks. For more information please visit www.interxion.com