European data center operator Switch Datacenters
has upgraded its data centers located in the Amsterdam region of the Netherlands. Switch Datacenters, which has headquarters in Amsterdam, was established in 2011. The company specializes in “carrier-neutral” data centers that provide colocation and other services to businesses, including “some well-known large global cloud players”.
The “significant infrastructural upgrade to its Switch AMS1 and Switch WRD1 facilities” in the Amsterdam region bring the facilities from a Tier 3+ to Tier 4 data center standard. The upgrade included an “efficiency-upgrade” with “improved energy, water and maintenance savings” driven by the installation of Air@Work indirect adiabatic cooling units. The new units give the facilities a Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of 1.07.
“Stricter infrastructural requirements from especially some global cloud service providers present in our Amsterdam data centers have led us to make new investments in innovative technologies,” explained Switch Datacenters’ founder and CEO, Gregor Snip. “Recently we added 20 new cloud providers to our customer portfolio, predominantly ISPs planning to deploy a European hub based out of Amsterdam. These companies need to give their customers a truly 100% uptime guarantee.”Do you know of any other companies upgrade data centers? Let us know the details. Add your comments below.