Colocation Provider EvoSwitch Plans to Build New Data Center Adjacent to AMS1 in Amsterdam
February 22, 2018
Colocation provider EvoSwitch has announced plans to build a new data center adjacent to its AMS1 facility in Amsterdam, Netherlands. EvoSwitch, which met the milestone of 10 continuous years in operation in November of last year, is part of the Ocom Group. With data centers in the United States and Europe, the company specializes in sustainable data center services that use “100% renewable energy”. It offers a number of ‘carbon-neutral’ ISO 27001:2013, ISO 14001:2004, PCI-DSS, SIOC1 Type II, and LEED Gold-compliant data center services which include cloud and hybrid-cloud managed services and colocation. The new “highly energy-efficient data center” will represent the first phase of a “major facility expansion” for AMS1.
EvoSwitch’s investment in its Amsterdam data center campus is a response to increased European demand for carrier-neutral data center services such as colocation capacity and cloud interconnection. EvoSwitch will expand AMS1’s capacity up to 30 MVA over the new few years and add 6,000 square meters of colocation space. Based on a proprietary modular data center design, it will feature 2N electrical redundancy and ‘Indirect Adiabatic Free Cooling’. The new center will be separate from current data centers present at EvoSwitch’s Amsterdam campus, the new EvoSwitch AMS1 data center will be interconnected with the company’s existing data center infrastructure. It will be operational in first quarter of 2019.
“Our patented, in-house engineered and highly modular data center design offers stand-alone units with their own multiple UPS back-up solutions, as well as distribution boards, cooling units and fire suppression systems,” explained EvoSwitch’s CEO, Eric Boonstra. “This allows for highly autonomous and easily scalable data center units being deployed, even as a partial solution within current data center expansion, catering to the needs of cloud service providers and so many other companies with dynamic, high-scalability needs. Combined with third-party accredited security compliance standards in place, including ISO 27001:2013, PCI-DSS, SIOC1 Type II, as well as ISO 14001:2004 and LEED Gold certifications, our added data center space in Amsterdam meets all requirements of enterprises and CSPs across the globe.”
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