Cloud provider Interoute, owner operator of one of Europe’s largest networks and a global cloud services platform which encompasses 12 data centers, has expanded its network in the Netherlands. By extending its Amsterdam city network, Interoute is adding 43 route km of fiber optic cables and increasing network capacity by 21% in the Amsterdam region.
Part of this expansion includes the addition of 22-route km of cable between the Amsterdam Science Park and Amsterdam South-East areas of the city. The improved connectivity in these areas will support businesses in the region, by enabling more high capacity data to flow and adding diverse resilient routes in this high traffic area.
Over the last three years, Interoute has invested in the expansion of its Amsterdam city network to meet increasing demands for higher capacity. The current city network spans 230km of duct routes, and more than 275 route km of fiber optic cables, and is continuing to grow.
Amsterdam is one of the largest European markets for both colocation and international network capacity. Regional interconnectivity trends would show that Asia, Africa and Europe have been decreasing their reliance on Internet traffic routed via the U.S. Instead they would be increasing their dependency on connectivity via Europe. Thanks to this, Amsterdam looks set to remain a primary global hub. Interoute‘s global integrated network and data center platform connects the company’s data center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands with another 13 Virtual Data Centres around the world.
The announcement follows the news of Interoute acquiring data center company Easynet for the amount of $617 million.