BRUSSELS, Sept 29th 2009 – Interxion, a leading European operator of carrier-neutral data centres, today announced that it has expanded its relationship with Ghent-based Netlog NV to meet rising demand for the company’s social networking and file-sharing site. Interxion provides housing and connectivity services in its Brussels data centre for servers which support Netlog’s European users. In the last six months, the number of servers housed in the data centre has risen significantly, reflecting the continuing rise in Netlog membership. Netlog now has over 50 million members who network and share blogs, photos, videos and playlists via www.netlog.com.
Interxion’s Brussels data centre offers redundant power and N+1 cooling, as well as the most advanced alarm and monitoring systems. It supports high-density power configurations and has been designed using Interxion’s energy-efficient modular architecture, with free cooling and maximum-efficiency components as standard. It also provides customers with direct connectivity to 34 carriers/ISPs including the BNIX Internet exchange. Interxion recently announced an expansion of 2,200 m², effectively doubling the size of the facility.
"Interxion has supported us continuously as our membership rises by millions per month,” said Toon Coppens, CTO and co-founder of Netlog. “As well as providing us with a secure, controlled and connected environment, they have demonstrated a deep understanding of our infrastructure needs, advising on efficiency improvements that have increased our processing power per cabinet by up to 50 per cent."
"We are delighted to be supporting a Belgian success story like Netlog and are well placed to expand with them, whatever their future needs,” said Johan Mariens, Managing Director of Interxion Belgium. “We will continue to provide them with a controlled, secure environment, a wide range of connectivity options and all the advice they need to ensure they optimise their mission-critical IT processes."
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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