1 April 2014 – Datacentres.com
International datacentre owner and operator, Global Switch, has launched the first phase of a planned expansion to its existing datacentre in Amsterdam, which it claims is already the largest carrier neutral, multi-tenant datacentre in the Netherlands. This first phase was pre-let to a leading international telecommunications services provider who is now in occupation.
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 datacentre.
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’ certification.
“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 integrators.”