Datacenter.com, a channel-focused provider of on-demand colocation services, with plans to roll-out colocation data centres in strategic markets worldwide, has added AFIBER to its connectivity portfolio.
To achieve this, AFIBER has deployed a network Point of Presence (PoP) in the Datacenter.com Amsterdam AMS1 data centre. AFIBER’s software-defined, on-demand networking proposition is the perfect fit for Datacenter.com’s own on-demand colocation proposition with month-to-month contracts.
Part of the Dutch telecom carrier group, AFIBER is an international provider of Software Defined Optical Networking services (retail and wholesale) with its roots in the Netherlands. Its highly automated and flexible workflows to provision dark fibre and wavelength services are backed by a high capacity optical network with low latency access to: global carriers and network service providers; 50+ data centres in Dutch metropolitan areas and beyond in the Netherlands; and over 1,000 multi-tenant office locations.
“A variety of AFIBER customers and prospects have been asking us for a while already to have our network services available in Datacenter.com Amsterdam AMS1,” said Jochem de Gruyter, CEO of AFIBER.
“If you want to have the Amsterdam metropolitan data centre market truly covered, you have to take an independent customer focused approach as network service provider. Adding AMS1 to our optical network offers more diversity to our customers and service providers and underlines our connectivity strategy for high density data and cloud colocation.”
The Datacenter.com AMS1 data centre is located in the Amsterdam South-East Business District – one of the world’s most ‘carrier fibre’ dense areas. As a provider of colocation services with month-to-month contracts, Datacenter.com anticipates AFIBER’s highly automated connectivity proposition – focused on low latency and high security – to be an attractive addition to its broad choice of connectivity options already available in its Amsterdam AMS1 data centre.
Jochem Steman commented, “The highly efficient connectivity services offered by AFIBER will certainly cater to the low latency and high bandwidth needs of our most demanding customers including cloud service providers as well as financials and organisations within healthcare.”
AFIBER’s investments in proprietary optical network management software have resulted in an automated and fast delivery pipeline of dark fibre and wavelength services. Retail customers and channel partners are able to select and configure their network preferences remotely online through the AFIBER online applications. They can select the type of network service, the preferred route(s) and engineering specifications for deployment. AFIBER’s network management system then automatically generates an optimal network design while the prices and technical specifications and even quotations are being generated in real-time.
“Our unique network design provides high grade fibre optical specifications and connectivity standards in the global industry, thanks to our investments in latest network management systems and equipment,” added De Gruyter.
“Together with the transparent characteristics of our connectivity services and features like optical encryption it makes our proposition a valuable one in the European market and beyond. Datacenter.com’s market vision is pretty much similar to our own, with their on-demand colocation proposition, its plans for international expansion and also their channel-focused strategy.”
“Next to that, like us, they have a passion for delivering high quality data center infrastructure – in their case, with an ultra-low thus energy-efficient PUE figure and OCP-ready data halls. We’re looking forward to a long and fruitful partnership with Datacenter.com.”