Data center company Equinix, Inc. (Equinix
) has announced the opening of a new facility located in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Equinix, which last month gained Microsoft Gold Cloud Platform status, has head offices in Redwood City, California, United States. Established in 1998, the company manages an extensive network of ‘carrier-neutral’ data centers and offers a broad range of internet services, including enterprise and cloud solutions. The new data center, known as ‘AM4’, is located at Equinix’s Science Park campus in Amsterdam.
Equinix’s new AM4 International Business Exchange (IBX) center “enables businesses to extend their digital edge”. The current stages was developed at a cost of $113 million to “meet growing demand for hybrid cloud, interconnection and connectivity to business ecosystems across a number of vertical markets and internet exchanges”.
With connections to around 150 global submarine cables networks, the Netherlands is an ideal location for the data center. AM4 offers space for 1,555 cabinets and has four expansion phases. The finished center will cost $189 million and offer 4,200 cabinets across 11,500 square meters of data center space.
"Amsterdam has long been a key digital gateway and a significant piece of Equinix's global data center footprint,” explained Equinix’s President EMEA, Eric Schwartz. “Businesses are increasingly looking for network-rich locations that have cloud connectivity but are also located in close proximity to end users. By moving IT to these sort of environments, businesses create a digital edge that increases performance and end-user experience, but also allows them to adopt to meet future needs. The addition of AM4 gives these businesses yet another way to interconnect in this key market."Do you know of any other companies launching new data centers? Let us know the details. Add your comments below.