Web Host WorldStream Announces Data Center Expansion

June 15, 2019
Web Host WorldStream Announces Data Center Expansion
Dutch web host and Internet Service Provider (ISP) WorldStream B.V. (WorldStream) has announced its has expanded its flagship data center in the Netherlands. WorldStream, which has headquarters in Naaldwijk, Netherlands, was established in 2006. The company’s broad range of hosting-related offerings include unmanaged Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), dedicated servers, colocation, and DDoS mitigation. It caters to customers around the world including in the United States, Germany, China and Spain. Also located in Naaldwijk, WorldStream’s flagship data center expansion adds 268 racks to the company’s data center capability.

WorldStream’s expansion doubles its flagship facility’s existing capacity, bringing it up to 536 racks. WorldStream has two data centers in Naaldwijk, and together they offer a total of 15,000 dedicated servers. The 2nd phase of WorldStream’s expansion of its flagship data center will ultimately bring the company’s total capacity to 20,000 servers. WorldStream is also considering building a third center in the same area.

“Over the last year, demand for our unmanaged hosting services grew significantly,” suggested WorldStream’s CEO and co-owner Lennert Vollebregt. “As a result our flagship data center is filling up quickly, requiring us to expand the capacity at this location a bit earlier than initially planned. We commissioned the first phase of development at this flagship data center in June 2018, so exactly a year ago. This initial building phase has a capacity of 268 racks as well, so the expansion plans announced today means we’re now doubling the capacity in this data center.”

WorldStream’s services include “global connectivity and DDoS protection” through a proprietary global network that offers 10Tbps of bandwidth. Customers are drawn to the company because of its “experience and highly trained and enthusiastic manpower”. WorldStream data centers utilize indirect adiabatic cooling technology and ‘hot-aisle containment’. They are therefore extremely energy-efficient, with a Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of 1.15. The facilities are also ISO 14001:2015 certified for their focus on environmental protection.

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