Global Switch launches the First Phase of its planned Amsterdam expansion
March 31, 2014
Global Switch, the leading owner and operator of large-scale,
carrier neutral data centre space in Europe and Asia-Pacific, has
launched the first phase of a planned expansion to its existing
data centre in Amsterdam, which is already the largest carrier
neutral, multi-tenant data centre in the Netherlands.
This first phase was pre-let to a leading international
telecommunications services provider who is now in occupation with
the space having been delivered on time and to best-in-class
The design of the first phase, which has achieved a BREEAM-NL
Datacentres "Very Good" Design Stage certificate, provides an
average power density of 1,500 watts per sq m and is built with
flexibility to deliver much higher densities if required. It
is supported by the latest high efficiency hybrid dry coolers which
use adiabatic cooling to ensure maximum utilisation of the ambient
conditions prevalent in Northern Europe with an annualised design
PUE of around 1.25.
The extension has full access to the existing network dense low
latency environment that Global Switch Amsterdam benefits from
including 35 carriers, over 50 other network service providers and
the AMS-IX who are all located in the data centre.
The €240 million expansion will provide a total of 25,400 sq m
and once all the planned phases have been completed, the campus
will provide 64,000 sq m of space and lead to a planned capacity of
circa 100MW of power from diverse supplies.
Johan Groeneweg, Global Switch's Managing Director in Amsterdam
said "it is excellent news that this initial phase of our planned
major expansion to our data centre has been successfully delivered
on time to our customer. We are also delighted that we are on
course to achieve a post construction BREEAM-NL 'Very Good'
"With our location close to the central business district and
adjacent to the main Dutch cable infrastructure, and with the
diverse and robust connectivity the site provides, our data centre
continues to attract a range of customers from financial
institutions and enterprises to cloud providers, ISPs and system
Global Switch is a Reuben Brothers company.
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