SingleHop, a fast-growing American company specialising in cloud computing and infrastructure, plans to open a new data centre in Amsterdam. This new development will help the company meet the increasing demand for its services and widen its global footprint, allowing it to target high-growth markets in Europe and beyond.
Building a global network from Amsterdam
“This European data centre solidifies our commitment to building a truly global network,” noted Andy Pace, Chief Operating Officer at SingleHop in a press statement. “With demand for hosted infrastructure and cloud computing growing quickly in Europe, this facility helps position us to satisfy this demand.”
There are several reasons why SingleHop has chosen to set up a new data centre in the Amsterdam Area. For example, the city offers a well-connected location with a skilled workforce, as well as a significant number of other quality network providers and data centres in the area.
The Amsterdam Metropolitan Area is not only extremely well connected geographically but also digitally, thanks to innovative projects such as the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX). This is one of the world’s largest digital exchange platforms and is renowned for its reliability, quality and low costs.
According to a report by real estate consultants CB Richard Ellis, 2012 marked a record uptake of data centres in Amsterdam. In 2013 this trend is expected to continue and the Amsterdam Area is likely to remain a popular destination for new data centres. CBRE noted that in spite of the record increase in the supply of data centre capacity in Amsterdam, the vacancy level has not increased significantly (currently 13.23%). This represents a potential rate of absorption of less than two years given the current rate of demand and will serve to encourage further expansion.