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Datacenter Group doubles capacity with acquisition of Rao Bouwfonds Communication's data centres

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The Datacenter Group (TDCG) has struck a deal to buy two new data centre facilities that it claims will make it the biggest 100% Dutch data centre provider.

The deal, which was financed through debt and cash only, sees TDCG buy two facilities from Rao Bouwfonds Communication, taking its footprint to over 20,000Msq of server space across Amsterdam, Delft, Utrect, and Rotterdam.

The Datacenter Group is an carrier- and cloud neutral TIER III twin-datacenter located Amsterdam, Delft, Rotterdam and Utrecht.  The deal includes two tier 3 data centres, in Nieuwegein and Rotterdam, serving large Dutch and international companies and organisations, but TDCG did not disclose the value of the transaction.

“It’s quite remarkable that we’ve been able to grow to our current size surrounded by a plethora of international giants, and that we’re still able to finance this expansion with our own funds,” says Siemon van den Berg, founder and CEO of TDCG.

The acquisition doubles TDCG’s capacity to 20,000msq with 30MW power capacity. It is part of the company’s plan to grow a national network of data centres running across the Netherlands, connected by a redundant fibre network.

Van den Berg added: “For many of our clients, such as Erasmus MC, the municipality of Delft, and pension insurer Brand New Day, it’s important to have their data physically close by. Thanks to this acquisition we can accommodate clients in the greater Amsterdam region with a data centre in their own backyard.

“We provide independent and neutral advice about the best route to the cloud. This is one of the reasons our clients like to use us as sparring partner.”

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