RETN expands Amsterdam network with PoP in Datacenter.com facility

25 May 2018 | Natalie Bannerman


RETN is expanding its network in Amsterdam with the deployment of a new point of presence (PoP) in Datacenter.com’s AMS1 data centre facility.

The company says that because of the strategic location of Datacenter.com’s AMS1 site and its enterprise-grade and cloud-ready amenities, it will attract international enterprises, cloud service providers and online gaming providers as customers.

“Amsterdam is most important to RETN,” said Tony O’Sullivan, chief operating officer at RETN, based in Hong Kong. “This cooperation with Datacenter.com is a logical step, as it is strategically located at one of the best-connected areas in Europe in the Amsterdam Southeast business district and is distinguished by its unique and highly energy-efficient architecture. I have no doubt their facility will attract customers that will appreciate RETN’s unique capabilities to connect the West with the East. Likewise, RETN’s customers expect industry leading facilities such as Datacenter.com AMS1 to be on-net. We are extremely excited about the addition of this data centre to our network.”

By deploying a new PoP in the 54,000 sq ft AMS1 facility, RETN adds to Datacenter.com’s ability to meet high redundancy and high volume bandwidth need set by cloud providers, enterprises, online gaming providers and other customers with high network requirements.

“The RETN PoP will significantly expand our global connectivity ecosystem and network services offerings in Amsterdam, especially when it comes to our reach into Eastern Europe and Russia,” said Jochem Steman, CEO of Datacenter.com. “RETN has a heavy network coverage and data centre footprint in these areas while they also have an extensive metro fibre network, with all major Eastern European and Western European cities being connected.”

With the launch of the TRANSKZ cable system in 2016, RETN started to provide connectivity into Asia via Hong Kong across its own network.

“Our network coverage is unique in the worldwide market,” added O’Sullivan. “RETN is the only European provider to deliver a fully owned high-speed terrestrial connectivity solution between Amsterdam and the Kazakhstan/China border, a solution that’s fully protected. For Datacenter.com customers it means that RETN can deliver them reliable, low latency IP Transit, Layer 1 and Layer 2 services from Amsterdam to Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, and beyond in Asia.”

Earlier this month RETN announced two new PoPs in North America, Toronto and Ashburn, Virginia. The two new PoPs extend RETN’s global network reach, directly connecting the east coast of North America to the RETN European backbone via Paris and London.