Switch DataCenter Group Opens New Amsterdam Data Center

August 29, 2011 by  

Web Hosting Toolbox – Amsterdam – After 2 years of construction Switch Datacenter Group today finalized the first phase of its innovative hyper modern purpose-built datacenter in Amsterdam.

With space and power for more than 1.500 racks and 60.000 servers Switch Datacenter Amsterdam provides a direct answer to the growing demand for high quality Carrier Neutral datacenter capacity in Amsterdam. The 8.320 m2 facility is equipped with an ultra-efficient cooling infrastructure, which guarantees PUE levels between 1,2 and 1,3. This lower power consumption provides a direct price advantage to customers of 30% in average compared to most datacenters in Europe says Gregor Snip, founder and CEO of Switch Datacenter Group.

The highly secured facility is purpose built for providing sufficient and easy expandable datacenter space to Internet Service Providers, Multi Media companies and Large Corporates. This robust facility is equipped with highest standards of the current datacenter industry.

Another advantage from Switch Datacenter is that it is located in Amsterdam South East, which has one on the highest densities of International Carrier Fiber Backbones in the world. At present Switch Datacenter is already connected to 460 fibers from 40 different Carrier Networks to which customers can connect directly against the best conditions.

Gregor Snip: “Primary partner of Switch for the development of its datacenters is Compertius -Total Datacenter Solutions-. Besides up to date and relevant knowledge and engineering capabilities, Compertius has more than 10 years experience in 24×7 Operations Management of Datacenters. This experience brings an enormous advantage compared to traditional and mainly technical oriented market-players. Based on this combination of technical resources, datacenter-knowledge and Operations Management we are able to introduce a new generation datacenters that will bring an unrivalled combination of capacity, energy performance and customer friendliness to the market”.

Switch Datacenter AMS1 delivers
– 5 MW of power (1st phase)
– Full N+1 redundant power and cooling
– 5 layer security principle
– 2 meet-me-rooms for redundant connections to the Carrier Networks
– Up to 7.4 KW’s (32 Amp) of power capacity per rack
– ISO 27001 and 9001 certification (pending)
– 24×7 on-site security and access to the Datacenter

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