Interconnect, a data center colocation and cloud specialist from the Netherlands, will start construction of its new headquarters and two data centers on business park De Brand in Den Bosch (Southern Netherlands) this summer. With this step, the company will expand its total net data center floor space from 6,000 m2 to 10,000 m2 (gross 23,000 m2). Interconnect already doubled the capacity in its Eindhoven data center in 2020.
The construction of the company’s new headquarters and two data centers was prompted by continued strong growth since its founding in 1995. “Back then we started in Den Bosch with 250 m2,” said Rob Stevens, co-founder and Commercial Director of Interconnect. “Our strong growth is primarily due to a large group of loyal customers who themselves grew strongly in recent years. They saw their need for a solid and highly available IT infrastructure continuously increasing and we have always responded to this with enthusiasm, focus and dedication.”
The new data centers in Den Bosch will be Tier 3 sites, which means that they guarantee high availability thanks to maximum redundancy of servers, storage, network connections and power supply, among other things. As with Interconnect’s colocation data center in Eindhoven, which was expanded last year, sustainability is paramount for Interconnect. The data centers in Den Bosch and Eindhoven will supply residual heat to other buildings. The company is in discussion with the province, municipalities and possible buyers of heat about the details of heat delivery.
“We clearly distinguish ourselves from other providers,” said Jeroen Stevens, co-founder and CTO of Interconnect. “We deliver customized services as a standard. Our services are aimed at demanding clients with mission critical environments. For them, things like privacy, location of their data and flexible access to their systems are crucial. The quality lies not only in the technology we use but also in our people. We work with a highly trained team where every employee is at least CDCP certified. Most of them have even higher certifications. This enables them not only to keep all systems running optimally, but also to give advice on room and rack design, migration and project management. In addition, unlike in the Randstad area in the Netherlands, we are not restricted in terms of power supply.”
White Label Data Center
With the new data centers, Interconnect is also responding to the increasing demand for white label data center capacity, where third parties can provide capacity to customers under their own name. “These third parties can thereby count on maximum freedom of choice, ranging from their own access to their own logo at the entrance,” added Rob Stevens.
Interconnect has already recorded the first customer for their new data center in Den Bosch, cloud service provider Skysource. This company from the Netherlands is providing corporate ICT services to companies and institutions. Skysource is particularly active in healthcare and business services.