TelecityGroup has announced the opening of its sixth data centre in Amsterdam, AMS 6. The new 6,000 square metre facility will provide 9.6 megawatts (MW) of new customer capacity in one of Europe’s foremost digital hubs and an epicentre of international connectivity. Built with smart design techniques to maximize energy efficiency, AMS 6 will have a design Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of 1.20 from launch.

Demand for colocation data centre services in Amsterdam continues to outperform other European regions. TelecityGroup’s new AMS 6 facility has been designed and built to provide the customer capacity required to support the continued growth of one of Europe’s premier digital hubs.

AMS 6 features a range of design-led enhancements to maximize energy efficiency. Replacing less energy efficient chillers, AMS 6 benefits from free cooling systems which enable significant savings. TelecityGroup’s largest installation of Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage (ATES) has also been incorporated, following its successful introduction at its AMS 5 facility. ATES is an innovative thermal technology which utilises the naturally stored groundwater from aquifers — underground layers of water-bearing permeable rock — found in Amsterdam’s unique geography for the cooling systems that cool the data centre.

The new data centre has been designed to optimise connectivity, addressing demands from carriers and customers to maximise the efficiency and quality of internal cabling. With a reduction in the coupling points required, businesses will achieve more efficient and faster carrier connectivity with better signal strength. As a result, through its high density configurations and by facilitating high connectivity, the facility is future proof and able to scale to meet customer requirements as the digital economy continues to evolve.

Alexandra Schless, vice president Western Europe & managing director Netherlands, TelecityGroup, said, “Given its geographical position and favourable business conditions, Amsterdam is one of the world’s core hubs for international connectivity. The opening of AMS 6 ensures that TelecityGroup can continue to support the growth of Amsterdam’s vibrant digital economy with the provision of resilient data centre capacity.”