Tuesday, August 22, 2017


Marseille data centre now bridge between Europe and 1,500 Indian cities



More than 9,000 enterprises in the Indian subcontinent are expected to benefit from a new point of presence on European soil.

Telecommunications and data centre services provider Sify Technologies has opened a point of presence (PoP) at Interxion’s Marseille data centre in a bid to expand its business reach in Europe and Asia.

The company operates telecom data network infrastructure that reaches more than 1,400 cities and towns in India which connects 43 data centres across India, including Sify’s six Tier-3 facilities across the cities of Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru.

The PoP at the MRS1 data centre will now enhance Sify’s ability to provide international services to its more than 9,000 enterprise customers on the Indian sub-continent.

In addition, Sify can now enable interconnections for wholesale partners wanting to reach India from Marseille, which acts as an European gateway to Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

Mark Ryder, Managing Director, Europe at Sify, said: “With four submarine cable systems from India landing directly in Marseille, it was the logical location for us to expand our network presence.

“The large and growing community of network and content providers available to partner with in Marseille accelerates our ability to cater to the burgeoning demands of our clients.”

Mike Hollands, Director of Market Development and Strategy at Interxion, said: “Sify will provide our customers with effective solutions to efficiently handle the large increase in content that is being exchanged between Europe and India.

“Sify’s connectivity to 1500 cities and 45 data centres in India over a common data telecom infrastructure provides huge value to the community of interest present in our Marseille facility.”