CyrusOne (NASDAQ:CONE), a global data center REIT (real estate investment trust), is preparing to open Amsterdam I, the company’s first data center campus in the Netherlands offering total power of 72 megawatts upon full buildout. CyrusOne has now announced it will be joining the Dutch Data Center Association (DDA), the trade association for data centers in the Netherlands, as one of its global members.
CyrusOne Amsterdam I is a brand-new data center campus that would offer cloud service providers (CSPs), systems integrators (SIs), and multinational enterprises “customized, secured, and resilient” data center solutions within this key Internet hub. It is the largest purpose-built data center facility under construction now in Amsterdam. Ultimately, it will deliver approximately 320,000 square feet of colocation space offering total power of 72 megawatts in two separate buildings, one of three stories and one of two stories.
“The Netherlands is strategically critical to CyrusOne’s expansion plans in Europe, and Amsterdam I is an illustration of our efforts to expand our advanced colocation capabilities across major European hubs and answer growing enterprise and cloud demand,” said Matt Pullen, CyrusOne’s Managing Director Europe. “We are delighted to be working with the DDA and see this partnership as one of the foundations for our commitment to best practice in the country. We also continue to work with SADC and local councils to reduce our environmental and societal impact.”
CyrusOne operates nearly 50 data center facilities across the United States, Europe and Asia to provide customers with the flexibility and scale to match their specific IT growth needs. CyrusOne facilities are engineered with the most power redundancy to add scalability.
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“The Netherlands has a leading position as ‘Digital Gateway to Europe’ and we welcome all relevant parties that can enrich this important hub further,” said Stijn Grove, Director of the Dutch Data Center Association (DDA). “CyrusOne is a well-respected, global data center operator working for the world’s largest companies and we very much look forward to work together towards common goals. We’re positive there is a clear mutual benefit in the sense that CyrusOne can gain knowledge on the Dutch market through our community, and vice versa we can benefit from their international presence and experience.”
The Dutch Data Center Association (DDA) is a trade association uniting leading colocation data centers in the Netherlands in a common mission: the strengthening of economic growth and the profiling of the data center sector to government, media and society.
The DDA expresses industry views on regulatory and policy issues. It woulod also demonstrate leadership by facilitating and encouraging members to implement operational improvements in the form of best practices. Next to that, the DDA promotes education and contributes to technical standards, intended to enable the data center industry in the Netherlands and abroad to further distinguish itself.
DDA closely collaborates with Digital Gateway to Europe, which promotes the Netherlands as an international data hub. CyrusOne is a key sponsor at Kickstart Europe, an industry event hosted in Amsterdam on 27 & 28 January 2020, and an initiative led by Digital Gateway to Europe.