Datacenter.com, a channel-focused provider of colocation services with month-to-month contracts and a planned roll-out of data centers in key markets worldwide, has completed the first step of the second phase expansion of its flagship AMS1 data center in Amsterdam – by upgrading the current power grid connection to 10MW (!) of available capacity.
“Our flexible colocation models have really struck an accord with our customers, we’re growing faster than we expected,” said Jochem Steman, CEO of Datacenter.com. “This extra power is a very welcome addition to our unique, completely neutral, proposal in the Amsterdam data center market. We are now able to continue the further growth.”
The expansion is a big leap for Datacenter.com, following the opening of their AMS1 data center in January of this year. The continued fast growth of Datacenter’s AMS1 data center made it clear to the management that their challenge was in finding a way to bring in more power, as well as reliable power. The company believes this infrastructural improvement will drive further growth of its customer base and data center expansion.
“We were facing a problem with the power availability in the Amsterdam area and this is leading to headaches within our industry,” added Jochem Steman. “Completing this upgrade should go a long way towards solving this problem, by making further growth available for our customers.”
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Power Shortage Amsterdam
Currently, the shortage of power in Amsterdam could have a significant negative effect on the community’s working environment, according to Datacenter.com. “It is disrupting current data center industry growth, an industry which has enormous power requirements on one hand, but also has many firms who would love to expand into or open their doors in the city, bringing both employment and increased financial opportunities,” said Mr. Steman.
“By securing the 10MW grid connection, Datacenter.com can continue providing its colocation services, something vital for the firm. Without improvements like these, Amsterdam could see the number of businesses who choose that city as a place to operate from either fold up or fade away completely,” added Steman.
Datacenter.com’s Amsterdam AMS1 facility is based in Amsterdam’s business district in the Southeast part of the city. This area features some of the highest fiber densities of any major or minor city across the globe. The AMS1 data center has 5,000 square meters of colocation whitespace available.
Even with the amount of power still extremely limited in the Amsterdam metropolitan area, the upgrade of AMS1’s grid connection to 10MW total power by Dutch company Liander would have a significant positive impact already, stated Datacenter.com.
Clients, such as Cloud Service Providers (CSPs), Enterprises, Media Outlets, and many SMB companies were already able to use high-density cabinets.
Now with the new improvement, they are positioned to be able to grow even more, with the past shackles related to these power issues being removed.
Datacenter.com AMS1 is an OCP ready data center that is run in an energy-efficient way, using 100% green energy for its clients. They pride themselves on delivering low-cost, high-value services to clients.
The company is operating large scale flexible data center facilities to meet the market’s growing need for energy efficient, highly interconnected, neutral facilities, in which organizations can host their critical IT infrastructure. They also address the increased demand for cloud computing. Datacenter.com’s foundation is based on making the digital business of its customers successful by offering “custom made, proven, reliable, highly secured, innovative and energy efficient data center solutions, combined with best-in-class customer support.”