QTS, a provider of hybrid colocation and mega scale data center solutions, has appointed Jan Daan (J.D.) Luycks as Managing Director overseeing QTS’ European operations. This includes the newly acquired Groningen and Eemshaven data centers in the Netherlands.
QTS (NYSE: QTS), acquired these two data center assets – totaling approximately 30 gross Megawatts currently built out – from TCN SIG Telehousing B.V. for approximately $44 million in April this year.
Jan Daan Luycks has served in a number of senior executive positions in the data center and managed services industry, most recently as Chief Executive Officer of Kao DATA. Prior to Kao DATA, he served as Vice President and Head of Managed Services at GTS Telecom and CEO of CE Colo.
In 2000, Luycks joined European colocation data center company Interxion. In his role at Interxion he worked for 10 years as Director of European Accounts and Managing Director for Interxion Belgium. Luycks received a B.A. in Law from Erasmus University, Rotterdam and a Masters Degree in Law and Economics from the Erasmus Program from Erasmus University, Universität Hamburg and Université Paris-Dauphine.
“We welcome J.D. to the QTS team as we execute on our global expansion strategy,” said Chad Williams, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of QTS. “Our presence in Groningen and Eemshaven is highly strategic and, with J.D.’s leadership, we look forward to providing the European market with the industry-leading performance, reliability and scalability of our hybrid colocation and hyperscale data center solutions.”
QTS’ Eemshaven and Groningen facilities
QTS’ Eemshaven facility has built-out capacity representing approximately 20 gross megawatts of power and 113,000 square feet of raised floor data center space. The facility is strategically located adjacent to multiple hyperscale customer-owned data center deployments and in close proximity to several transatlantic fiber cable landings providing access to multiple markets within Europe and North America. QTS expects the Eemshaven facility to support its ongoing hyperscale growth initiatives and continues to engage in preliminary discussions with multiple potential anchor tenants.
QTS’ Groningen facility currently has built-out capacity representing approximately 10 gross megawatts of power and 45,000 square feet of raised floor data center space. The facility, which is largely stabilized currently supports more than 20 colocation tenants in one of the most interconnected data centers in the northern Netherlands.
“I am very excited to join QTS, particularly at this important stage of their growth,” said Jan Daan Luycks. “I look forward to building our team and establishing QTS’ presence in the Netherlands and Europe as QTS stands ready to serve as a trusted and strategic IT infrastructure partner.”