RETN upgrades network at EvoSwitch’s Amsterdam data centre

25 October 2017 | Natalie Bannerman


RETN, the International network service provider, has announced that it has carried out a major upgrade of their point-of presence (PoP) at EvoSwitch AMS1 in the Amsterdam area.


The network upgrade has transformed RETN’s PoP at EvoSwitch AMS1 into a ‘Super PoP’, expanding the company’s connectivity options in Amsterdam.

Speaking on the recent upgrade, Andrey Gazizov, chief technology officer at RETN, said: “With the current upgrade, driven by growing demand, we have doubled our capacity at the PoP. We can now easily increase our existing bandwidth up to 4 Tbps and thus address needs of a larger amount of local and international customers seeking for connectivity from the Netherlands. We are delighted to be EvoSwitch’s connectivity partner for a number of years already. We greatly appreciate the work of their support team, fast delivery and reasonable price of the services they offer.”

The partnership between RETN and EvoSwitch AMS1 started in 2014 when RETN launched their DWDM (dense wave division multiplexing) PoP at this large Amsterdam colocation data centre. The PoP is directly connected to RETN’s multi-gigabit pan-European network forming a significant part of RETN’s presence in Benelux region.

Eric Boonstra, chief executive officer of EvoSwitch, added: “This just proves once again that Amsterdam is the world’s leading digital connectivity center. Whether you are a large multi-national corporate or a smaller enterprise, it makes sense to co-locate in Amsterdam when establishing European data center presence - because of the ease in connecting to the entire Internet spectrum. We are happy that RETN chose us for their Super PoP, a choice not only based on the trust we have earned over the past few years but also with the knowledge that we can provide them with a rich selection of content, cloud services and connectivity.