Dutch Provider Switch Datacenters Sells Key Data Center
April 24, 2019
Dutch provider Switch Datacenters Group (Switch Datacenters) has announced the sale of its AMS1 Data Center. Switch Datacenters, which has headquarters in Amsterdam, Netherlands, offers a range of data center services to ISP's, telecommunication companies and cloud providers. The company offers around 26,000 square foot of data center space through a number of facilities located in the Amsterdam area. Its Amsterdam-based AMS1 was sold to data center services provider Equinix.
Equinix has global headquarters in Redwood City, California, United States. Established in 1998 the company underpins its customers’ businesses with IT and cloud strategies offered through a globally connected platform. Its services include cloud options, colocation, and data security options. The company was in the news at the beginning of this year for setting up a facility in Seoul, the South Korean capital. Equinix’s latest acquisition underscores the company’s focus on colocation and customers with hyperscale requirements. A cash deal, it is reported to have cost €30 million ($33.5 million).
‘’As the Amsterdam data center market is booming and many new companies are entering the local playing field, we see there is a strong need for a flexible, experienced data center development and operations company in this Amsterdam market to assist customers in finding the right location, assuring connectivity and power, while also offering a full data center services portfolio around a proven concept of long term SLA based DCaaS sites,” explained Switch Datacenter Group’s CEO and founder Gregor Snip. “Now it is the right time to bring this unique knowledge forward and focus even more on becoming a data center technology development leader,” he added.
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