Equinix Opens Second Phase of AM3 Data Center to Meet Increasing Colocation Needs in Amsterdam

Colocation provider Equinix announced the opening of phase two of its Amsterdam IBX data center, AM3 at Science Park. Equinix accelerated completion of phase two in response to increased demand for colocation space, primarily from cloud hosting providers looking to store their data at Science Park.

With the completion of phase two, Equinix AM3 now spans 17,800 square meters and delivers space for up to 2,800 cabinets – doubling the 1,400 cabinets available in phase 1. 

The AM3 colocation facility in Amsterdam.

The Equinix Amsterdam campus at Science Park is connected to the Equinix Cloud Exchange, an advanced interconnection solution that would enable seamless, on-demand and direct access to multiple cloud hosting environments and multiple networks across the globe.

Launched in April of this year, Equinix Cloud Exchange has seen traction with many cloud hosting companies including: AWS Blue Box, CloudFlare, CloudSigma, Level 3, Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute, Orange Business Services, tw telecom and XO Communications and is available in 17 markets worldwide with expansion to 19 by the end of the year.

“Located at the heart of Europe’s digital gateway, AM3 is one of Equinix’s most innovative and sustainable colocation facilities,” said Steve Smith, CEO and president, Equinix. ”By completing phase 2 ahead of schedule, Equinix has doubled capacity at AM3, allowing a greater number of corporations and service providers to leverage the more than 250 networks available at Science Park Amsterdam.”

Today, businesses leverage the Equinix interconnection platform in 32 strategic markets across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific.