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e-shelter, a European data center colocation provider continues its rapid growth trajectory and announces the development of its first data center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The subsidiary of NTT Communications has acquired a 40,000 square meters development site in Schiphol-Rijk and secured planning permission for 16,000 square meters of IT space across two buildings. Construction of the colocation facility is now underway.

With a presence in all key city-markets of the DACH-region, e-shelter leverages 300 MW of power capacity to deliver scalable colocation data center solutions. As a subsidiary of NTT Communications, e-shelter is part of a global network of over 140 data centers and over 400,000 square meters of data center space.

The new e-shelter facility, ‘Amsterdam 1 Data Center,’ will be built out in four phases of 4,000 square meters IT space and will follow e-shelter’s European business model – offering both wholesale and retail colocation services, along with hybrid IT enterprise solutions.

Phase one of the Amsterdam 1 Data Center, with an initial 6MW IT load, is scheduled for completion and will to be ready for service to customers in early 2019.

“Our business continues to thrive and grow, driven by continued demand from our key customer segments of Enterprise and Hyperscale,” said Rupprecht Rittweger, CEO and founder of e-shelter. “Our new markets expansion plan is largely based upon existing customer demand to deliver the e-shelter data center services outside of our existing DACH markets.”

Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Vienna and Zurich

Once fully completed, the new data center will be capable of delivering up to 39.6MW of IT load, and would offer e-shelter’s customers and partners a wide range of flexible and scalable data center services, carrier neutrality with multiple carrier and cloud connectivity options while also able to fulfill NTT Communication’s Nexcenter global data center standards.

The Netherlands is a key market for NTT Communications and e-shelter will join other NTT Group Companies such as NTT Europe, Dimension Data and NTT Security who have direct business operations here.

e-shelter currently operates in ten European locations, including Frankfurt, Vienna, and Zurich, with further sites planned throughout Europe which is being proactively developed to meet customer demand. With this expansion into the Netherlands, e-shelter plans to strengthen its position as a “leading” provider of colocation services and cloud marketplace in Europe. The Amsterdam data center will be the latest European addition to NTT Communications’ growing footprint globally.