March 1, 2007
IXEurope announces the inauguration of its new IXDatacentre
IXEurope, Europe's specialist datacentre services company, has today announced the opening of its second IXDatacentre™ in the Saint-Denis region of Paris, marked by a launch event on the 1 March 2007.
IXEurope's customers use IXDatacentres™ as a cost effective way of housing their IT infrastructure in a secure and highly specified environment operated at optimum conditions. Named Paris2, this site is the fourteenth IXDatacentre™ in Europe after last year's acquisitions in the United Kingdom, Germany and in Switzerland.
IXEurope has been present in France since 2000 with its Paris1 IXDatacentre™ in the industrial park of Northern Paris II, near Charles-de-Gaulle Airport. With the opening of this new site, IXEurope intends to increase its market share in the French territory, providing services and space to corporate enterprise, telecoms and network companies.
Located in Saint-Denis, on the northern border of Paris, the IXDatacentre™ provides greater capacity to meet the growing demand for datacentre services for primary, secondary and business continuity sites. Built in 2000 by Viatel Inc, the facility has been upgraded by IXEurope to the highly specified datacentre infrastructure which enables IXEurope's customers to benefit from the best standards in terms of location, power supply and safety, while offering optimum environmental conditions. In terms of connectivity, IXEurope meets the needs for its customers with seven operators present, including France Telecom, Colt, NTT and Global Crossing who are already connected and providing a full range of telecommunications and networking services.
Both IXDatacentres (Roissy and Paris) will be inter-connected by an optical fibre network providing a �'dual site'' solution of particular interest to financial service customers, like Global Equities who has been a customer of IXEurope in France for three years. The key advantage of using independent datacentres is that companies can optimise performance and improve systems while reducing operational risks. Complemented by a range of datacentre services and specialist technical expertise, IXEurope provides customers with a complete datacentre solution.
IXEurope is one of Europe's fastest growing providers of datacentre services. Its principal activities include primary datacentre services, connectivity services and business continuity solutions.
IXEurope works with enterprise and internet customers to provide resilient datacentre infrastructure to house their IT systems far more cost-effectively than through in-house provision. The benefits include optimised IT performance, improved systems availability and reduced corporate risk through improved regulatory compliance. By continually focusing on quality, IXEurope also gives clients exceptional service levels and on-site access to a high level of technical expertise.
With award winning datacentre facilities in key European cities, broad technology expertise and a proven track record, IXEurope provides solutions that give customers the confidence that their operations are protected. The Company has over 400 customers in the enterprise, internet and networking markets including Merrill Lynch, Deutsche B�rse Systems AG, Network Rail and France Telecom.
Founded in 1998, IXEurope was listed on the London Stock Exchange in April 2006.
For more information please visit the website at www.ixeurope.com
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