25 May 2018
| Natalie Bannerman
RETN is expanding its network in Amsterdam with the deployment of a new point of presence (PoP) in Datacenter.com’s AMS1 data centre facility.
The company says that because of the strategic location of
Datacenter.com’s AMS1 site and its
enterprise-grade and cloud-ready amenities, it will attract
international enterprises, cloud service providers and online
gaming providers as customers.
"Amsterdam is most important to RETN," said Tony
O’Sullivan, chief operating officer at RETN, based
in Hong Kong. "This cooperation with Datacenter.com is a
logical step, as it is strategically located at one of the
best-connected areas in Europe in the Amsterdam Southeast
business district and is distinguished by its unique and highly
energy-efficient architecture. I have no doubt their facility
will attract customers that will appreciate RETN’s
unique capabilities to connect the West with the East.
Likewise, RETN’s customers expect industry leading
facilities such as Datacenter.com AMS1 to be on-net. We
are extremely excited about the addition of this data centre to
By deploying a new PoP in the 54,000 sq ft AMS1 facility,
RETN adds to Datacenter.com’s ability to meet
high redundancy and high volume bandwidth need set by cloud
providers, enterprises, online gaming providers and other
customers with high network requirements.
"The RETN PoP will significantly expand our global
connectivity ecosystem and network services offerings in
Amsterdam, especially when it comes to our reach into Eastern
Europe and Russia," said Jochem Steman, CEO
of Datacenter.com. "RETN has a heavy network coverage
and data centre footprint in these areas while they also have
an extensive metro fibre network, with all major Eastern
European and Western European cities being connected."
With the launch of the
TRANSKZ cable system in 2016, RETN started to provide
connectivity into Asia via Hong Kong across its own
"Our network coverage is unique in the worldwide market,"
added O’Sullivan. "RETN is the only European
provider to deliver a fully owned high-speed terrestrial
connectivity solution between Amsterdam and the
Kazakhstan/China border, a solution that’s fully
protected. For Datacenter.com customers it means
that RETN can deliver them reliable, low latency IP Transit,
Layer 1 and Layer 2 services from Amsterdam to Hong Kong,
Seoul, Tokyo, and beyond in Asia."
Earlier this month RETN announced two new PoPs in North
America, Toronto and Ashburn, Virginia. The two new PoPs
extend RETN’s global network reach, directly
connecting the east coast of North America to the RETN European
backbone via Paris and London.