Cyxtera Technologies has officially opened its latest European data centre in Amsterdam, although the facility is not set to commence business operations until the first quarter of 2020.
The new data centre, dubbed AMS1, is located at a data centre campus in Polanen Park and offers 3MW of power and 29,000 square feet of space. That brings Cyxtera’s global footprint to 2.9 million square feet offering a total of 248MW of power.
The Netherlands has become an important market in the data centre industry, with Amsterdam being home to a whole host of facilities from all the big names in the industry. The European city is also home to AMS-IX, the world’s fourth largest internet exchange by number of members, and third largest in Europe, behind the Deutscher Commercial Internet Exchange and the London Internet Exchange.
“With the launch of our Amsterdam data centre, we’re continuing to answer the demand coming from our customers,” said Alex Pearson, senior vice president for international sales at Cyxtera.
“This is an important expansion of our European footprint, and the new facility will be particularly important to businesses in the finance, manufacturing and technology sectors who often need colocation space in this market.”
Cyxtera also announced that customers will soon be able to benefit from CXD, the company’s on-demand data centre platform, in both Amsterdam and Frankfurt in the first quarter of 2020.
CXD is the company’s software-programmable platform that enables customers to easily procure, deploy, and configure interconnection and infrastructure services, allowing for rapid expansion of existing colocation environments and speeding time to market in new locations. Provisioned via API or web portal, enterprises using CXD can easily procure, deploy, and configure services in less than a day, dramatically reducing the time and costs typically associated with dedicated infrastructure initiatives.
“Organisations want the control and security offered by dedicated infrastructure with the speed and agility of cloud,” added Randy Rowland, president of data centre services at Cyxtera.
“CXD’s on-demand infrastructure meets the requirements of cloud-first initiatives yet with complete control over the environment. This is especially important across the European continent as enterprises prepare for data residency issues associated with Brexit.”