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Interxion Ireland Joins the METRO2C Alliance

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Interxion Ireland Joins the METRO2C Alliance

Strategic telecoms alliance adds 3,500m2 of data centre space

17th October 2013, Dublin, IrelandThe METRO2C Alliance, a collaboration of Europe’s leading connectivity providers, data centre operators and Internet Exchanges founded by Sea Fibre Networks, today revealed Interxion Ireland as a member.

The addition of Interxion’s two Dublin – based industry leading data centres provides METRO2C customers with essential digital infrastructure supporting storage and cloud computing needs, with connectivity provided by the Alliance’s best in class choice of connectivity providers.

Tanya Duncan, Managing Director Interxion Ireland said: “Interxion is delighted to become part of the METRO2C Alliance. Critical infrastructures such as data centres, and their associated connections to the European mainland are key to ensuring that Ireland is at the forefront of the digital landscape in Europe.”

Ireland is the gateway to Europe for US tech companies and is quickly becoming the EMEA location of choice for many tech start-ups and established “born on the internet” companies, like Dropbox, Salesforce and Twitter. The inclusion of Interxion’s industry leading Dublin data centres to the Alliance creates an environment that provides secure, readily accessible data storage and cloud services for tech companies as they expand their Irish presence. Customer data and applications need to be accessed with a resilient, low latency connection that the METRO2C Alliance delivers, further cementing Interxion’s position as a market leader in Ireland and across Europe.

Diane Hodnett, CEO of the Alliances’ founding member, Sea Fibre Networks, said: “A robust and secure data centre infrastructure is vital for delivering content such as gaming and video streaming. We are pleased to welcome Interxion’s two Dublin sites to the METRO2C Alliances’ world class providers.”

About The METRO2C Alliance
Founded by Sea Fibre Networks, the METRO2C Alliance is the collaboration of Europe’s leading connectivity providers, data centre operators and Internet exchanges providing best-in-class communication solutions connecting Ireland, the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands and Germany. The METRO2C Alliance is carrier-neutral facilitating collaboration amongst members, providing enterprises with premier high capacity connectivity solutions matching bespoke requirements such as diverse routing, low latency, scalability and modern technology with very competitive cost efficiencies.

Members of the METRO2C Alliance include:
1. Connectivity Providers: experienced in the design, delivery and management of tier 1 and tier 2 networks, with a proven track record in dealing with global enterprise and carrier customers. Product offerings include dark fibre and managed services.
2. Data Centre Operators: Europe’s leading Data Centre Service Providers crucial to the growth of the digital economy, providing services from data storage, disaster recovery and cloud computing.
3. Internet Exchanges as reference members: Europe’s leading Internet Exchanges dedicated to reducing costs and increasing the efficiency of the telecoms industry.

Visit the METRO2C website today for more information. To enquire about an enterprise solution, please use our Solution Generator feature. For becoming a member of the METRO2C Alliance, please contact us though this page.

About Interxion
Interxion (NYSE: INXN) is a leading provider of cloud- and carrier-neutral colocation data centre services in Europe, serving a wide range of customers through 34 data centres in 11 European countries. Interxion’s uniformly designed, energy-efficient data centres offer customers extensive security and uptime for their mission-critical applications. With connectivity provided by over 450 fixed and mobile carriers and ISPs and 19 European Internet exchanges, Interxion has created cloud, content, finance and connectivity hubs that foster growing customer communities of interest. For more information, please visit www.interxion.com.

About Sea Fibre Networks
Sea Fibre Networks is a carrier neutral, sub-sea telecoms provider. The company is owner and operator of CeltixConnect Europe’s most advanced sub-sea telecoms network. Sea Fibre Networks delivers the innovation and flexibility businesses need to stay ahead in the market place. It provides network solutions tailored to specific needs with the most efficient service. All products are supported by industry leading Service Level Agreements (SLA’s). These are further enhanced with proactive management and monitoring of the sub-sea cable system.

Information about Sea Fibre Networks can be found at www.seafibre.com.

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