Interxion acquires Amsterdam Science Park data centre

Interxion Holding has announced its acquisition of the data centre business of Vancis Holding, which is located at Amsterdam Science Park. Interxion is a leading European provider of carrier and cloud-neutral colocation data centre services, while Vancis is a prominent independent Dutch provider of colocation, cloud and managed services.

The acquired data centre, which will now be known as Interxion Science Park, is located in the so-called ‘Internet heart’ of Amsterdam. Amsterdam Science Park has long been home to the Amsterdam Internet Exchange, one of the largest data hubs in the world. The Interxion Science Park data centre provides access to more than 100 carriers and Internet service providers (ISPs), doubling Interxion’s previous capacity in Amsterdam.

Interxion Science Park is a key connectivity hub for customers operating in the Netherlands and Western Europe. Approximately 75% of its 1,800 m2 is utilized, and it has 2.5 MW of customer-available power. In addition, Interxion has identified options to expand the capacity at the current science park facilities. Interxion owns a total of 45 data centres across 11 European countries.

For real-estate investors, data centres make an attractive alternative investment. The Caransa Group is developing a 100,000-m2 data centre in Amsterdam’s Westelijk Havengebied area. Construction is scheduled to begin at the end of 2017. Previously, Caransa developed the 72-m-tall data centre AMS1, also known as the Amsterdam Data Tower, at Amsterdam Science Park. AMS1 became operational this summer.

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