Showing posts with label Holland. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Holland. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Global Switch starts construction of massive Amsterdam data center

Global Switch kicked off construction on the first stage of a new data centre in Amsterdam.

The 32,000 sq m data centre, Global Switch Amsterdam East, will be built immediately adjacent to the existing Amsterdam West facility located in the Slotervaart/Overtoomseveld district, close to the main Dutch cable infrastructure, the financial district and city centre. Global Switch Amsterdam is the only multi-tenant provider in the city with a dedicated mains supply, and once all stages of the new data centre are complete, the utility power supply capacity will increase by 40MVA, bringing the campus total to 72MVA supplied at 50kV.

In contrast to the recent moratorium on granting new data centre planning consents, importantly Global Switch Amsterdam East is a known project with Gemeente Amsterdam (City of Amsterdam) and is not impacted either by the widely announced ‘building stop’ or affected by power availability across the Metropolitan Region of Amsterdam.

Amsterdam East will incorporate the latest technologies such a flooded room cooling design with hot aisle containment allowing flexible IT rack load deployment. The cooling will be generated using a free-cooling water-based cooling system and will allow the heat to be exported to the local community. The data centre will be targeting an annualised design Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of less than 1.2 and a BREEAM "Very Good" certification. In addition, as part of Global Switch’s comprehensive Energy Management Programme, customers will be offered 100% green energy.

The company notes that its existing Amsterdam West is a core node not just for the Netherlands, but also for Europe and beyond. It is one of the most connected hubs in the country and currently hosts a multitude of global and national telecommunications and cloud providers, AMS-IX and NL-IX as well as a wide range of internet services providers. With direct fibre connections between the two data centres, customers of Amsterdam East will be able to access this connectivity rich environment and will benefit from a wide choice of cloud and network providers as well as direct access to the global IP backbone. The two data centres will provide a total of four diverse entry points and four interconnected Meet Me Rooms ensuring highly resilient connections.

John Corcoran, CEO Global Switch, said, “We are continuing to see demand for high quality, resilient and energy efficient data centres providing multiple connectivity options particularly from global hyperscale cloud providers looking for highly experienced data centre operators, such as Global Switch, as well as demand from European, US and Asian customers. We are therefore delighted to have now started construction of Global Switch Amsterdam East which will be our fourteenth data centre.”

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

KPN to sell its six data centers in the Netherlands

Royal KPN will sell its data center subsidiary NLDC to a fund managed by DWS, a global infrastructure investment fund. NLDC operates a portfolio of six data centers of which three in the Amsterdam area and three regional hotspots in Eindhoven, Rotterdam and Groningen. Financial terms were not disclosed.

KPN said the sale is in line with its strategy to focus on its core ICT business services, such as security, workspace, cloud telephony, and hybrid-cloud solutions. The carrier plans to continue to deliver services from the divested data centers in the Netherlands. KPN will also use public clouds such AWS and Azure.

The proceeds of the transaction will be retained to increase operational and financial flexibility. The transaction is subject to regular closing conditions, including regulatory approvals.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Equinix acquires Switch Datacenters' AMS1 data center

Equinix acquired Switch Datacenters' AMS1 data center business in Amsterdam, Netherlands, in an all-cash transaction for €30 million.

The facility, which will be renamed Equinix AM11 International Business Exchange (IBX) data center, is in close proximity to Equinix's existing campus in southeast Amsterdam. AM11 becomes Equinix’s ninth IBX data center in Amsterdam. The data center is a leased asset and adds approximately 250 cabinets of sold capacity and a total capacity for approximately 700 additional cabinets once the facility is completely built out. The site can also support the potential to expand into an adjacent building to accommodate future growth and approximately 1,300 additional cabinets.

Friday, April 12, 2019

NTT Com opens first data center in the Netherlands

NTT Communications inaugurated its “Amsterdam 1 Data Center” (AMS1), its first in the Netherlands. The facility is managed trough e-shelter, a subsidiary of NTT Com and one of the leading data center providers in Europe.
Rupprecht Rittweger commented, “As a market leader in Europe we are continuously expanding our business with our market entry in Amsterdam and ongoing developments such as London and Madrid. Our customers are integral to our continued growth and we have successfully secured anchor customers for our AMS1 facility.”

AMS1 offers flexible and secure premium colocation services with scalable, carrier- neutral capacity of up to 16,000 sqm IT space and 40 MW IT load once fully developed.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Liberty Global to Acquire Ziggo, the Dutch Cable Operator

Liberty Global agreed to acquire Ziggo, a Dutch cable operator, for around EUR 10 billion in stock and cash.

Ziggo serves approximately 2.8 million households, with 1.9 million Internet subscribers, almost 2.3 million subscribers for digital television and 1.6 million telephony subscribers.

Liberty Global is an international cable provider with operations in 14 countries and 24 million customers.

The acquisition will give Liberty Global a footprint reaching about 90% of Dutch households.

http://www.libertyglobal.com/pdf/press-release/Joint-announcement-press-release-Ziggo-Final.pdf

Monday, June 3, 2013

DANTE Provisions 2 Tbps in Minutes on key GEANT Route Using Infinera

DANTE, the organization that manages the GÉANT pan-European research and education network, announced a milestone in the rapid provisioning of bandwidth capacity on a live network.

Infinera and DANTE were able to install and activate 2 Terabits per second (Tbps) of long haul super-channel optical capacity and provision a 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) service over the GÉANT production network all in less than 12 minutes from plugging in the first line card.

Infinera reports that the demonstration was carried out using production DTN-X platforms and deployed on the GÉANT backbone.  The demonstration used a long distance link from Amsterdam to Frankfurt, a distance of 671km, including 10 fiber spans. First the 2 Tbps of line side capacity was activated and then the 100 GbE service was deployed as part of the test to show that the capacity was immediately available for service. We believe that rapid delivery of capacity and service is a key advantage of Infinera solutions and allows carriers to respond to customers’ rapidly changing demands.

The trial involved lighting up four 500Gb/s super-channels, and then provisioning a 100GbE service across the link.

"When Infinera was involved in the procurement process for the GÉANT backbone they made a number of claims about their ability to turn up long haul capacity very rapidly, and we decided to put those claims to the test,” said Michael Enrico, CTO of DANTE. “The fact is that critical science experiments across Europe are generating immense quantities of data that are often difficult to fit into a forecasting process, so this ability to turn up, or redirect long haul capacity in a matter of minutes will help us transform the service we offer to our National Research and Education Network partners."

http://www.infinera.com/j7/servlet/NewsItem?newsItemID=362
http://www.geant.net
http://www.dante.net