EdgeConneX joins Dutch DCA

15 November 2017 | Jason McGee-Abe


EdgeConneX has signed up to become a member of the Dutch Data Center Association (DDA) amid its plans for future edge data centre deployments in Amsterdam.

Data centreThe DDA is a trade organisation of leading data centres in the Netherlands whose mission is to strengthen the economic growth and enhance the profile of the data centre sector to government, media and society.

“With the rise of the Internet of Things and 5G, EdgeConneX Edge Data Centers will become more important than ever before,” said Stijn Grove, director of the DDA.

“EdgeConneX is an international key player in this area, and I firmly believe it can strongly contribute to the Dutch data centre sector and our position as the Digital Gateway to Europe. Together, we can make the Netherlands an even more powerful data centre hub.”

EdgeConneX launched its first European edge data centre (EDC) in Amsterdam in January 2016.  The Amsterdam EDC is purpose-built and precisely located to provide the shortest and fastest routes for content, cloud and application delivery to local consumers, enterprises and Internet customers throughout the Netherlands. With capabilities of 20+kW per cabinet and 6kW+ per sq m, this facility is strategically positioned in close proximity to major network provider aggregation points.

“By joining the Dutch Data Center Association, we become part of an association that’s dedicated to collaborating with data centre industry experts, ensuring that the data centre provider market continues to play a large part in the growth of the Dutch economy,” added Dick Theunissen, managing director of EMEA at EdgeConneX.

“We welcome the opportunity to be part of their programs on thought-leadership articles and events that educate the Dutch market on the importance of Edge Data Centers throughout the region, and look forward to working with the DDA team to share EdgeConneX’s capabilities to their members.  Just recently, we announced our fourth data centre in Amsterdam, making this a pivotal time to become part of the DDA community.”