HOSTKEY Launches Colocation Services at euNetworks’ Amsterdam Data Center

Hosting provider HOSTKEY, a company with availability in Amsterdam, Moscow, and New York, has greatly increased its capacity by leasing server racks in Amsterdam’s Tier III euNetworks Data Center. HOSTKEY will employ these expanded resources to host client servers (colocation), build private and hybrid cloud solutions, and grow its own IT infrastructure, including the deployment of dedicated servers for customer rent.

HOSTKEY has leased a complete colocation suite for server racks at the euNetworks Data Center in Amsterdam as part of a long-term deal. The data center’s infrastructure would meet the Tier III reliability class rating of the Uptime Institute’s worldwide classification system providing a fault tolerance of 99.982 percent.

According to the terms of the agreement with euNetworks, HOSTKEY clients can now opt for colocation services in this European data center, regardless of their business size: from single server housing for small businesses or individuals to renting whole racks with an extended package of IT infrastructure support services for large projects.

N+1 Redundancy 

The euNetworks data center is located in the south of Amsterdam, with easy access to public transportation – a 30-minute trip to the airport and a 15-minute commute to the city center. The data center racks’ cooling and power supply systems are all N+1 redundant. Each rack is outfitted with two separate protected connections powered by a 32A PDU.

The data center would ensure the physical safety of the housed equipment as well as stringent access control to the server rooms. Gaseous fire suppression and early smoke detection systems provide fire protection. On-site there is always a duty shift of tech staff and data center security. The servers are secured from DDoS attacks, and the range of protection may be expanded to match the demands of clients.

HOSTKEY’s facilities are directly linked to the fiber-based bandwidth infrastructure networks of euNetworks, which connect leading telecom operators and traffic exchange hubs through high-capacity fiber networks.

Remote Smart Hands

Clients of HOSTKEY who use colocation services at the euNetworks data center can additionally benefit from an enhanced service package as part of HOSTKEY’s remote Smart Hands service. HOSTKEY’s engineers would offer comprehensive IT infrastructure assistance. They offer advice on the selection, configuration, and purchase of equipment in the European market, as well as deployment of network infrastructure, logistics and warehouse services, technical support, server modernization, emergency situation resolution, and repair and dismantling of equipment with subsequent disposal or re-sale.

“Leasing server space in the Amsterdam data center is just the beginning of our growing relationship with euNetworks,” said Jeroen de Bie, CEO at HOSTKEY. “Cooperation with a reliable bandwidth infrastructure provider, which owns one of the largest footprints of data center connected networks in Europe, gives HOSTKEY the opportunity to continue active growth, development of new products and services, and it will allow us to scale our business not only in the Netherlands, but also in other European IT hubs.”

Headquartered in the Netherlands, HOSTKEY has been providing server rental services, colocation, and a range of consulting services in data centers in the Netherlands, the U.S., and Russia for more than 10 years.

euNetworks is a bandwidth infrastructure firm that owns and operates 17 fiber-based metropolitan networks linked by a high-capacity intercity backbone that connects 53 cities in 17 countries across Europe. euNetworks is also a major cloud connection provider, with a focused range of metropolitan and long-distance services such as Dark Fibre, Wavelengths, and Ethernet.