Datacenter.com adds Cogent Communications to network eco-system in Amsterdam

06 April 2018 | Natalie Bannerman


Datacenter.com, the European colocation data centre provider, has added Cogent Communications to its portfolio of carrier networks in Amsterdam.

By deploying a point of presence (PoP) by Cogent in its ASM1 facility, Datacenter.com will increase its ability to meet the demands for high redundancy and high volume bandwidth by cloud providers and other clients.

“Deploying a PoP in Datacenter.com’s recently commissioned AMS1 facility adds to Cogent’s facilities-based global network. Expanding our footprint in Amsterdam is important to Cogent, as the Amsterdam metropolitan region is an important Internet hub for our clients. Here, Datacenter.com surely is strategically located, in the Amsterdam South-East business district, one of the most fibre-dense areas in the world,” said Stefan Arbias, sales director for Europe at Cogent Communications.

By adding Cogent to the carrier-neutral eco-system in AMS1 bolsters the bandwidth offering already present at the facility. Cogent will offer end to end customer service and network surveillance to customers of Datacenter.com. Cogent Communications is a Tier 1 Internet service provider with a facilities-based carrier network that spans North America, Europe and Asia.

“Cogent is yet another powerful global network being added to our enterprise-grade carrier-mix,” explained Jochem Steman, CEO of Datacenter.com. “Extending Cogent’s global fibre-optic network into our Amsterdam AMS1 colocation data centre is critical to our strategy of building rich connectivity offerings in this facility and Datacenter.com’s soon to be deployed facilities elsewhere in the world. Cogent’s high volume, low-latency bandwidth offerings and the cost-efficiency of its network services will definitely cater to the needs of our customers including cloud providers.”

The news follows Datacenter.com recently launching its global channel partner program. The program enables telcos, managed service providers, systems integrators and IT consultancy firms to offer their own solutions using Datacenter.com’s carrier and cloud-neutral colocation services.

“Datacenter.com’s solid brand name, its unique on-demand proposition, its compliant infrastructure and professional management, as well as its ambitious growth plans of rolling-out data centres on a worldwide scale definitely suit Cogent’s strategy of continuously expanding our global network with PoPs located in enterprise-grade facilities. We’re excited about the opportunity to work with Datacenter.com as we are striving to extend our footprint in the Amsterdam and other European markets. It will provide Datacenter.com’s customers with access to one of the world largest and most interconnected networks,” concluded Arbias.