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EvoSwitch Amsterdam Data Center Doubles in Size

May 4, 2010 by · Comments Off on EvoSwitch Amsterdam Data Center Doubles in Size 

Web Hosting ServicesAmsterdam – EvoSwitch, located in Amsterdam and recognized as one of the most energy-efficient data centers in the world by the German Ministry of Environmental Affairs, has announced today it will double in size to meet the rapidly rising customer demand for space in the carrier-independent and carbon-neutral data center.

The current 4,200 square meters (45,000 sq. ft.) floor area will be expanded by 5,000 square meters (55,000 sq. ft) of operational floor space, as part of the third phase of its development.   Current and future customers will have extensive possibilities for outsourcing their communications and information infrastructures in the highly secure, energy-efficient EvoSwitch data center. Read more

EvoSwitch Data Center Increases Energy Savings Rate to 50 Percent

December 15, 2009 by · Comments Off on EvoSwitch Data Center Increases Energy Savings Rate to 50 Percent 

Web Hosting ServicesAmsterdam – EvoSwitch, the Dutch carrier-neutral data center with CO2-neutral operations, has lowered the average Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of its data center from 1.6 in 2008 to 1.5 in 2009.  Thus, the energy savings compared to a conventional data center has increased from 40 to 50 percent.  The ultimate goal of EvoSwitch is to achieve an energy savings rate of 80 percent.

“Actually, our energy savings rate is already more than 50 percent,” says Eric Boonstra, Managing Director of EvoSwitch.  “This is due to the fact that the PUE of our data center continuously has been slightly below 1.5 for some time now.  The extra savings is primarily due to further investments in green technology and in control systems.  The expansion due to customer growth in 2009 was another reason for the reduced PUE.”
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EvoSwitch signs EU Code of Conduct on Data Centres Energy Efficiency

September 29, 2009 by · Comments Off on EvoSwitch signs EU Code of Conduct on Data Centres Energy Efficiency 

Web Hosting Services Amsterdam – EvoSwitch, the Dutch carrier-neutral data center with operations that are fully CO2-neutral, has signed the EU Code of Conduct on Data Centres Energy Efficiency. European data centers that sign this agreement will thus be obliged to reduce their energy consumption by 20 percent by the year 2020. EvoSwitch, however, already surpasses this objective by a considerable margin since it now consumes 40 percent less energy than traditional data centers.

The EU Code of Conduct on Data Centres Energy Efficiency was launched by the European Commission in November 2008 to discourage excessive energy consumption in data centers. The voluntary contract to comply with the code of conduct contains guidelines, recommendations and examples of best practices to save on energy in data centers. At the national level, EvoSwitch was one of a pioneering group of 16 ICT companies that signed the Long-Term Agreement on Energy Efficiency (MJA) issued by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs. The purpose of the MJA is to improve energy efficiency by 30% over a period of fifteen years.

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EvoSwitch Data Center Appoints New Managing Director

September 21, 2009 by · Comments Off on EvoSwitch Data Center Appoints New Managing Director 

Web Hosting Tools Amsterdam – EvoSwitch, the carrier-neutral data center in Amsterdam that operates fully CO2-neutral, has appointed Eric Boonstra (44) to the position of Managing Director as of 1 September 2009. He was initially hired as Commercial Director at the beginning of 2009. His promotion is related to the expansion of EvoSwitch

Since its establishment at the beginning of 2007, general management duties at the energy-efficient data center have been handled by one of the owners of EvoSwitch. Due to the international growth ambitions of EvoSwitch, the parent company, OCOM Group, decided to transfer general management responsibilities to Eric Boonstra. Practically speaking, this will result in a major expansion of Boonstra’s responsibilities.

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EvoSwitch Data Center Acquires Direct Connection with AMS-IX

July 9, 2009 by · Comments Off on EvoSwitch Data Center Acquires Direct Connection with AMS-IX 

Web Hosting ToolsAmsterdam – EvoSwitch, the Dutch carrier neutral data center whose operations are fully CO2 neutral, has reached an agreement with AMS-IX in Amsterdam, one of the world’s largest Internet exchanges. The partnership allows EvoSwitch to offer its customers a direct connection to AMS-IX.

The EvoSwitch data center will be AMS-IX’s 15th partner organization. AMS-IX facilitates the exchange of Internet traffic by, inter alia, telecom carriers, e-businesses, hosting providers, Internet professionals, banks, insurance companies, and other parties that handle a lot of Internet traffic. This is done by so-called “peering”. Peering is less costly than buying transit traffic from telecom carriers and allows for more flexibility and redundancy when setting up and controlling Internet traffic within and between networks.

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Wikimedia Selects Data Center EvoSwitch as Internet HUB for Europe

June 22, 2009 by · Comments Off on Wikimedia Selects Data Center EvoSwitch as Internet HUB for Europe 

Web Hosting ToolsAmsterdam – The Wikimedia Foundation, the operator and owner of Wikipedia – one of the world’s five largest websites – has signed a contract with EvoSwitch, the carrier-neutral data center in Amsterdam that operates fully CO2-neutral. As part of the contract, Evoswitch is providing over 300,000 euros of in-kind support in the form of bandwidth and hosting services. Wikimedia will use the Amsterdam site as its HUB for Europe.

The Wikimedia Foundation manages eight distinct, open, wiki based publishing projects, including the free online encyclopedia Wikipedia. Wikipedia is consistently ranked one of the top five most visited websites in the world by comScore MediaMetrix, serving billions of page views every month. All Wikimedia’s publishing projects are hosted on a central data infrastructure based in Florida, USA. The complementary part of the infrastructure will now be based in Amsterdam at the EvoSwitch data center.

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EvoSwitch Data Center To Get Access Point to NDIX Broadband Marketplace

May 27, 2009 by · Comments Off on EvoSwitch Data Center To Get Access Point to NDIX Broadband Marketplace 

Webmaster NewsAmsterdam – EvoSwitch, the Amsterdam based carrier-neutral data center with CO2-neutral operations and good connectivity, is going to be connected to the NDIX broadband platform. NDIX is an independent, non-profit marketplace in Germany and the Netherlands. The marketplace separates fiber-optics infrastructure and services in order to accelerate the development of broadband services.

The access point in the EvoSwitch data center is the 27th point-of-presence (POP) established by NDIX in the Netherlands and Germany. The access point basically involves the installation of a network switch at EvoSwitch. The POPs in the total network of NDIX jointly constitute a marketplace that interlinks broadband-service providers and customers without having to rely on fiber-optics infrastructure providers. The presence of the NDIX platform in the data center will create opportunities for current and future EvoSwitch customers to develop new markets. Read more

EvoSwitch Hires New Commercial Director

March 27, 2009 by · Comments Off on EvoSwitch Hires New Commercial Director 

Webmaster NewsAmsterdam – EvoSwitch, the Amsterdam based carrier- and CO2-neutral data center, has hired Eric Boonstra (44) as Commercial Director. In his former job Boonstra worked as Branche Director with Alfa Delta Compendium. Before that he headed Siemens Procurement and Logistics.

Eric Boonstra started his job March 1st. He will be responsible for the further international expansion of the EvoSwitch client base. His goal amongst others is to show more companies in the Corporate arena, with Top-500 companies and public organizations in it, what a high tech and ‘green’ data center environment like EvoSwitch can bring them in terms of energy savings, safety and environmental responsibility. Read more

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