Building new data centres in the Netherlands

CyrusOne will develop the data centre, which is estimated of having up to 72 MW of power capacity, in partnership with the Schiphol Area Development Company (SADC), a developer of business parks. It is the company’s second major expansion in the Netherlands, following a planned data centre development at Agriport A7 that was announced in October this year. Tesh Durvasula, CyrusOne’s President of Europe, says: “We are excited to continue our expansion in the Netherlands in partnership with the SADC team to develop a state-of-the-art data centre campus at PolanenPark for our cloud and enterprise customers.”

Improving connectivity in the Amsterdam Area

The new investment is part of a wider trend. About a third of all European data centres are now located in the Amsterdam Area, which has one of the most advanced digital infrastructures in Europe. Amsterdam’s AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) is the largest data transport hub in the world, which is one of the reasons for the steep increase in the number of data centres being built in the region. 

European hub for data centres

The Netherlands provides the connectivity and digital infrastructure that is essential for such companies, and the Amsterdam Area is one of the most advanced markets for data centre operations. “We are very pleased with this significant investment of CyrusOne in the Amsterdam Area,” say Olav Steffers, Director Foreign Investments at SADC, and Dieter Oude Kotte, Senior Advisor Foreign Investments at amsterdam inbusiness. “It proves again that Amsterdam is a strategic location for globally operating data centre providers. The collaboration with CyrusOne’s site selection team was intense and enjoyable, which will be a good basis for the next phase in this project. We are looking forward to a long-standing partnership.”

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