Dedicated server, cloud computing, and IaaS company SingleHop
has launched a new data center in Amsterdam, Netherlands which offers more than 2,000 servers. The move is a response to what the company sees as "overwhelming demand" for Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offerings based in the city.
SingleHop's new facility is powered by the company's LEAP3 platform. Its design offers the same level of security its US facilities offer. This includes staff onsite on a 24-hour basis, and strong physical security, including biometric access controls. Each of the company's current offerings will be available through the center, including managed services, dedicated servers, and a range of "white label" products.
SingleHop announced plans to open the data center in early April, 2013 and allowed customers to 'reserve' space before its opening. In excess of 75% of the space at the center was reserved in this fashion. Amsterdam was chosen as the location for the center as it offers a high-capacity fiber infrastructure. In addition, a number of leading providers have a presence in the city, which also offers a technically proficient workforce.
"We are very pleased by what we have been seeing," explained SingleHop's Chief Executive Officer, Zak Boca. "Since announcing the data center, we’ve been flooded with requests from hosting services providers, systems integrators, game developers, and a variety of digital startups. These types of organizations are core to our company as a whole, and represent the types of clients that benefit most from our highly automated and natively hybrid platform." Do you know of any other companies opening data centers? Let us know the details. Add your comments below.