25 June 2018
| Alan Burkitt-Gray
Switch Datacenters is to build a 1,700 square metre data centre on its Amsterdam campus, alongside its existing data halls – and it is looking for a single user.
The company says that the new data centre will be built to
offer wholesale colocation space to a large enterprise, managed
colocation provider, or cloud provider searching for
Amsterdam-based dedicated data centre presence.
"The new-to-build wholesale data centre offering in Amsterdam
constitutes of turnkey space that will be move-in ready and
fully aligned with the most demanding server power density
requirements in the industry," said Gregor Snip, CEO and founder of Switch Datacenters.
The unit will include 800 square metres of office space. Snip
said: "A large enterprise, a managed colocation provider or a
large cloud provider will find here enterprise-grade data
centre infrastructure meeting high-availability requirements
set by mission-critical business applications."
Switch Datacenters lists two complete facilities on its
website – AMS1 in south-east Amsterdam, with 8,320
square metres, and AMS2, in nearby Woerden, with 5,500 square
metres. AMS3 is listed as "under construction".
AMS1 "has direct connections to all backbone carriers including
the NL-IX and the Amsterdam Internet Exchange," says Switch.
AMS2 "largely functions as the prime location for business
continuity and resiliency services of a global IT firm".
Snip said of the new project: "This highly redundant, highly
secured and highly connected data centre space will allow us
once again to meet enterprise-grade standards."
Switch adheres to the Open Compute Project (OCP), initiated by Facebook but also followed by
Equinix, Intel, Microsoft and others.
Snip said: "Our patented, in-house developed cooling
technologies and additional features provide for an OCP-ready
infrastructure, although this wholesale data centre space is
also fully compatible with more traditional IT infrastructures.
The OCP technology specs uniquely allow for enhanced
energy-efficiency, operational cost-savings while bringing the
agility required by demanding applications – for
traditional IT as well as OCP-ready hardware
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