FindMyHost

Web Hosting News

Equinix Opens State-of-the-Art Data Center in Amsterdam

Equinix Opens State-of-the-Art Data Center in Amsterdam
July 07
08:33 2017

REDWOOD CITY, CA and AMSTERDAM – Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced the opening of its new International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center in Amsterdam at its Science Park campus. The $113M facility, called AM4, supports the increasing demand for interconnection capacity to accelerate business performance.

Equinix’s new AM4 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center in Amsterdam at its Science Park campus officially opens on July 5. The $113M vertical structure sits adjacent to AM3 and supports the increasing demand for interconnection capacity to accelerate business performance.


According to Cisco, global IP traffic is set to increase nearly threefold in the next five years[1]. This growth in IP traffic will accelerate the need for greater connectivity for organizations hoping to create business value as they undergo digital transformation. AM4 enables companies to extend network infrastructure to the digital edge and enhance workload performance by shortening the distance between services and users.

  • The European Commission’s Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) 2017[2] ranks the Netherlands as the 4th most advanced digital economy in the EU, and the Netherlands also ranks 4th on the Global Competitiveness Index 2016-2017 (WEF)[3]. Digital infrastructure and interconnection capacity facilitates the flow of global data in and out of this market which opens up new business opportunities across markets and drives the larger digital economy.
  • The Netherlands has connections to more than 150 global submarine cables networks and Equinix data centers in Amsterdam represent one of the densest network concentrations in the world. This massive amount of network connectivity combined with the latest advancements in data center technology provides Dutch businesses with significant choice when strategizing future IT deployments. For this reason, multinationals looking to expand into Europe also consider Amsterdam a top destination, as it locating there facilitates connectivity to 80 percent of Europe within 50 milliseconds to maximize performance.
  • Today Equinix operates multiple Amsterdam data center campuses and the addition of AM4 further increases capacity to meet growing demand for hybrid cloud, interconnection and connectivity to business ecosystems across a number of vertical markets and internet exchanges. High connectivity makes Amsterdam Science Park an attractive location and cloud hotspot in Europe, which handles approximately 38 percent of the Dutch data traffic, making it the second-largest data route in the Netherlands.
  • The initial phase of AM4 includes space for 1,555 cabinets and is planned to have four expansion phases. At full build the vertical facility will represent a total investment of $189 million and provide 4,200 cabinets across eight floors with more than 125,000 gross square feet (11,500 square meters) of data center space.
  • Amsterdam is considered the digital gateway to Europe[4] and Equinix Amsterdam has more than 700 customers, providing connections to over 150 network service providers and access to an established cloud ecosystem which includes leading CSPs such as AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Office 365, Oracle, and IBM Softlayer. This broad choice of cloud options enable businesses to flexibly create a multi-cloud environment to meet their changing IT needs. Additionally, Equinix brings together buyers and sellers of cloud services via the Equinix Cloud Exchange™ in more than 20 markets globally including Amsterdam.
  • Equinix has a long-term goal of using 100 percent clean and renewable energy for its global platform and continues to make advancements in the way it designs, builds and operates its data centers with high energy efficiency standards. For example, Equinix’s Amsterdam data centers at Science Park realize significant energy savings and reduction in their CO2 footprint using an in-ground Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage, instead of mechanical cooling, and has one of the lowest operating PUE’s in the retail colocation sector.

About Equinix
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects the world’s leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most interconnected data centers. In 44 markets across five continents, Equinix is where companies come together to realize new opportunities and accelerate their business, IT and cloud strategies. www.equinix.com.

About Author

FindMyHost Editor

FindMyHost Editor

The 'Web Hosting Blog' at FindMyHost.com was established to provide the web hosting industry with the very latest in news, technology, interviews, event information and more. About FindMyHost.com: Launched in January 2001 to protect Web Host Consumers and Web Developers from making the wrong choice when choosing a Web host. FindMyHost.com showcases a selection of web hosting companies who have undergone our Approved Host program testing and provides reviews from customers.

Related Articles

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

There are no comments at the moment, do you want to add one?

Write a comment

Write a Comment

Special Offers:

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR MAILING LIST