Datacenter.com Completes First Phase Of ‘Green’ Amsterdam Project
The colocation data center is now open for business.
Datacenter.com has announced it has completed the first phase of its flagship data center in Amsterdam, Datacenter.com AMS1. This highly energy-efficient facility features a unique data center setup with indirect adiabatic cooling technologies while achieving a calculated partial power usage effectiveness (pPUE) figure of 1.04.
Built in several phases, Datacenter.com’s new flagship data center — the company’s first, located in the heart of Amsterdam’s Southeast business district featuring one of the highest fiber densities in the world — will total 54.000 sq ft (5.000 square meters) of colocation data center space upon completion. Phase 1 of this carrier neutral data center facility in Amsterdam provides 19.500 sq ft (1.800 square meters) of net technical colocation space and is now open for business.
Adjacent to the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) and Amsterdam Schiphol International Airport, Datacenter.com AMS1 is engineered to deliver 2N critical power redundancy, allowing for concurrent maintenance without interruption. Each data center development phase is designed and constructed so as to ensure no interruptions to the existing infrastructure and data halls during installation and commissioning of future development phases.
100% Renewable Energy, ISO 14001:2015
Over 60% of phase 1 has already been pre-let to a variety of leading customers, commented Datacenter.com CEO Jochem Steman. “Our highly secure, highly reliable colocation data center in Amsterdam generated serious interest from multiple customers prior to go-live,” said Steman. “Our company management and engineering team gained trust and commitment from a significant part of those prospects. Among them quite a lot of cloud providers, also large ones, planning to reduce the cost of their global network access and improve their business performance. Our highly efficient data center infrastructure with high-density power levels and multiple low-latency connectivity options to choose from will cater to the needs of HPC, finance, and gaming customers as well.”
With a calculated pPUE of 1.04, Datacenter.com AMS1 is one of the most energy efficient thus cost effective data centers in Amsterdam — with very limited power and cooling capacity required per unit of IT. The facility not only utilizes this advanced, patented indirect adiabatic cooling technology without the need for raised floors, it also features the latest generation of highly energy efficient uninterruptable power supply (UPS) systems. On top of that, Datacenter.com AMS1 is running entirely (100%) on green power generated from renewable resources, which would keep their environmental footprint to a minimum.
“We’re not just trumpeting our environmental credentials,” said Steman. “Datacenter.com is able to submit third-party evidence — as we’ve been awarded ISO 14001:2015 environmental certification among other certifications that we think are must have accreditations for an enterprise-grade colocation provider.”
Digital Media, Financials, CSPs, Enterprises
“The ultra-low pPUE figure and the ISO 14001:2015 accreditation not only reflect our environmental efforts,” said Steman. “Green technological innovation is the key to building future-proof colocation data centers while achieving an operationally efficient, high-performance computing environment for applications that include HPC, financial trading, and gaming. Datacenter.com AMS1 will serve new market demands from the digital media sector, financials, cloud service providers and enterprises requiring demanding, highly available and carrier-neutral data center space in Amsterdam - utilizing the international network density and low latency fiber connectivity in this area.”
Initial colocation customers have already begun to install their equipment in Datacenter.com AMS1. Another Datacenter.com facility location already planned includes Dallas, TX. "There is obvious demand for a new world-class carrier neutral data center provider with global coverage," added Mr. Steman. "With Datacenter.com AMS1 we offer our customers the most advanced, efficient and sustainable data center architecture in Amsterdam to date. It’s just the beginning however of a global roll-out through which we will help our colocation customers achieve successes worldwide."