First phase of ‘green’ Amsterdam colocation data centre opens for business

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Datacenter.com, a recently established European colocation data centre provider has completed the first phase of its flagship data centre in Amsterdam, Datacenter.com AMS1. This highly energy-efficient facility features indirect adiabatic cooling technologies while achieving a calculated pPUE figure of 1.04.

Built in several phases, Datacenter.com’s new data centre – located in the heart of Amsterdam’s Southeast business district featuring one of the highest fiber densities in the world – will total 5,000 square meters of colocation data centre space upon completion. Phase 1 of this carrier neutral data centre facility provides 19,500 square feet of net technical colocation space and is now open for business.

Adjacent to the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) and Amsterdam Schiphol International Airport, Datacenter.com AMS1 is engineered to deliver 2N critical power redundancy, allowing for concurrent maintenance without interruption. Each data centre development phase is designed and constructed so as to ensure no interruptions to the existing infrastructure and data halls during installation and commissioning of future development phases.

Over 60% of phase 1 has already been pre-let to a variety of leading customers, commented Datacenter.com CEO Jochem Steman. “Our highly secure, highly reliable colocation data centre in Amsterdam generated serious interest from multiple customers prior to go-live,” said Mr. Steman. “Our company management and engineering team gained trust and commitment from a significant part of those prospects. Among them quite a lot of cloud providers, also large ones, planning to reduce the cost of their global network access and improve their business performance. Our highly efficient data centre infrastructure with high-density power levels and multiple low-latency connectivity options to choose from will cater to the needs of HPC, finance and gaming customers as well.”

With a calculated pPUE of 1.04, Datacenter.com AMS1 is one of the most energy efficient and cost effective data centres in Amsterdam – with very limited power and cooling capacity required per unit of IT. The facility not only utilises this advanced, patented indirect adiabatic cooling technology without the need for raised floors, it also features the latest generation of highly energy efficient Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) systems. On top of that, Datacenter.com AMS1 is running entirely (100%) on green power generated from renewable resources, which would keep their environmental footprint to a minimum.

“We’re not just trumpeting our environmental credentials,” said Steman. “Datacenter.com is able to submit third party evidence – as we’ve been awarded ISO 14001:2015 environmental certification among other certifications that we think are must have accreditations for an enterprise-grade colocation provider.

“The ultra-low pPUE figure and the ISO 14001:2015 accreditation not only reflect our environmental efforts,” added Steman. “Green technological innovation is the key to building future-proof colocation data centres while achieving an operationally efficient, high-performance computing environment for applications that include HPC, financial trading, and gaming.”

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