Interxion constructs its third data center in Madrid

With investment of €44 million, it will be able to house more than 40,000 servers starting in 2019

The collocation data services provider Interxion has begun to construct its third data center in Madrid, to provide more space for companies in the digital economy. This new expansion is due to the growth of demand in the Spanish market.

MAD3 will be located in the technological zone of Silicon Alley Madrid, which Interxion describes as the biggest point of connectivity in Spain: "It is the technological epicenter of the region of Madrid. What in its day was an old industrial zone has now been converted in to Madrid's technological mile," explained the company in a press release. Its strategic location close to the airport and the city center is one of the reasons for choosing this location.

Interxion already has two other centers in the city of Madrid, located nearby in the same business zone. MAD1 and MAD2 together offer total electrical power of 30 megawatts and 6,100 square meters of technical space. The new latest-generation data center will add a further 11 megawatts and 2,500 square meters, and will be the most modern in the group. The three data centers will be connected to each other via a fiber optic ring.

The construction of the new facility will involve investment of €44 million, and its start-up is planned for the second quarter of 2019. It will be capable of housing over 40,000 servers capable of managing the data and information of network users.

The company explains that its data centers are particularly attractive for companies that want to internationalize, as they are prepared for reaching new markets and the landing points of the major transcontinental submarine cables.

Interxion was founded in 1998 and since then has started up 50 data centers in thirteen cities around Europe. The company describes Silicon Alley Madrid as the nerve center for technological companies, telecommunications networks and IT suppliers, not only in Madrid but in Spain.