Sweden Data Center Planned For Interxion

European colocation data center provider Interxion announced in September that it will be expanding its Sweden data center presence, opening a Stockholm data center due to rising customer demand.

The facility, known as STO4, will be built on Interxion's existing Stockholm campus in Kista. The site currently has almost 50 carriers and ISPs available, as well as direct access to the Netnod Internet Exchange.

The project is expected to offer more than 11,000 square feet and approximately 1.5 MW of available power. The Stockholm data center is projected to cost $19 million and is scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2015.

"Stockholm is the economic heart of the Nordic region and a strategic location for reaching northern Europe and the rapidly growing Internet economies of Russia and the Baltics," said Interxion's CEO David Ruberg. "One of Interxion's fastest-growing locations, it has strength in the digital media and cloud communities, and also in systems integrators."

The company also announced plans in September to expand their Vienna data center. The project will be done in two phases and is expected to cost almost $22 million. Ruberg said that the Vienna data center is being expanded to meet customer demand and that the city is a gateway to Eastern and Southern Europe, making it a strategic location for new facilities.

The first phase of construction will give the facility an additional 7,500 square feet and is planned to open in the second quarter of 2015. The second phase will add another 9,600 square feet and is expected to be completed by the end of next year.