New sustainable data centre in Amsterdam
Recently established European data centre provider Datacenter.com has announced that the first phase of its flagship data centre in Amsterdam-Zuidoost is now complete. AMS1 is now officially open for business, and its first phase boasts 1,800 square metres of net technical co-location space. Upon completion, it will total a whopping 5,000 square metres.
The company, which paid over €400,000 for its sought-after Datacenter.com domain name, aims to meet the market’s ever-increasing need for highly interconnected, energy-efficient data centres. It wants to help its digital customers by offering custom-made, secure and innovative facilities based on state-of-the-art tech. Naturally, the best place to make a start was in Amsterdam – thanks to the city’s world-class tech scene and unparalleled connectivity.
Secure and reliable
Ideally located near the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, AMS1 was built with reliability in mind. The data centre was engineered to deliver 2N critical power redundancy. For non-tech-heads, what this means is that maintenance can be done on the data centre without interruption. Naturally, there will also be no disruptions throughout the project’s future development phases. This reliability – together with AMS1’s top-notch security – has already attracted many high-profile customers.
“Our highly secure, highly reliable co-location data centre in Amsterdam generated serious interest from multiple customers prior to go-live,” said Jochem Steman, Datacenter.com’s CEO. “Our highly efficient data centre infrastructure with high-density power levels and multiple low-latency connectivity options to choose from will cater to the needs of HPC, finance and gaming customers as well.”
100% renewable energy
And AMS1 has a calculated pPue of 1.04, making it one of the most cost-effective and efficient data centres in the city. The facility’s innovative tech – featuring the company’s patented adiabatic cooling system and efficient Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) systems – helps put it ahead of the pack.
What’s more, it runs entirely on green power generated from renewable resources, which keeps AMS1’s environmental footprint to a minimum. In fact, the company has been awarded ISO 14001:2015 environmental certification – an internationally agreed standard that sets the requirements for organisations’ environmental management.
“Green technological innovation is the key to building future-proof co-location data centres while achieving an operationally efficient, high-performance computing environment for applications that include HPC, financial trading and gaming,” said Steman.
A bright future
Initial customers are already installing their equipment at AMS1, and Datacenter.com has ambitious goals to expand globally. The future looks bright, as the company already has plans to open another data centre in the United States – in Dallas, Texas.
“There is an obvious demand for a new world-class carrier-neutral data centre provider with global coverage,” said Steman. “With AMS1, we offer our customers the most advanced, efficient and sustainable data centre architecture in Amsterdam to date. It’s just the beginning, however, of a global roll-out through which we will help our co-location customers achieve successes worldwide.”