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Highlights / Key Facts
- AM11 becomes the 11th Equinix IBX data center in
the Netherlandsand the ninth Equinix IBX located in Amsterdam. The data center is a leased asset and adds approximately 250 cabinets of sold capacity and a total capacity for approximately 700 additional cabinets once the facility is completely built out. The site can also support the potential to expand into an adjacent building to accommodate future growth and approximately 1,300 additional cabinets. Equinix'ssoutheast Amsterdamcampus includes AM1, AM2, AM5 and AM7. The AM11 data center will be tethered to Equinix'sAM7 data center, enabling customers to easily interconnect with the world's largest business ecosystems available on Platform Equinix® for maximum collaboration across digital supply chains. AM11 currently has a customer mix that maps closely to Equinix'sexisting base including networks, cloud service providers and content and digital media companies.
- Private connectivity between enterprises, strategic cloud service providers and network services is essential as digital transformation fuels higher demand for localized digital services at the edge. According to Volume 2 of the Global Interconnection Index, a market study published by
Equinix, the capacity for private data exchange between enterprises and cloud and network service providers is forecast to grow nearly 10 times faster than public internet traffic by 2021. Equinix'sNetherlands IBX data centers are business hubs to more than 1,125 companies that connect to business partners and customers across their digital supply chains. Equinixin the Netherlandsis home to many thriving, diverse business ecosystems, including: Europe'selectronics payments and e-commerce ecosystems, which operate at Equinixto leverage excellent broadband connections to the rest of the world, as well as connections to many global submarine cable networks
- ISPs, telecommunications carriers, content providers and hosting services from all over the world, via connections to the AMS-IX, Equinix IX and NL-IX in
Equinix's Amsterdamcolocation facilities
- International enterprises that want to take advantage of
the Netherlands'high-speed connections to the rest of Europe: typical latency from the Netherlandsto London, Parisand Frankfurtis less than 50 milliseconds
- Businesses in
the Netherlandscan access leading cloud service providers such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Google Cloud, which are available on Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric™ (ECX Fabric™). As Equinixoffers direct access to the highest concentration of major cloud provider onramps in the world, ECX Fabric is ideally suited to solve customers' multicloud network connectivity challenges.
Equinixoperates 200 IBX data centers in 52 markets, providing customers even more ways to connect with other businesses around the world on Platform Equinix.
- Peter van Bergel CEO, AM-SIX:
The Netherlandsand especially the AmsterdamMetropolitan Area is a top destination for global businesses looking to expand into Europe. There is access to a highly educated and multilingual workforce and a state-of-the art technology infrastructure to meet the digital needs of these businesses. As AMS-IX, we see businesses are demanding more data center capacity and interconnectivity. As a longstanding customer and partner of Equinix, AMS-IX is very excited to continue to contribute to the growing needs and support the rapidly growing digital economy." Eugene Bergen, President, EMEA, Equinix:
Amsterdamis a key interconnection point for Europe, with leading enterprises and cloud service providers making it a primary hub for IT infrastructure. Adding interconnection capacity in this market enables local and international customers to leverage Platform Equinix to meet their changing business needs. Whether that is to connect to networks, clouds, or content and digital media providers, Equinixis the place to be."
- Network Service Providers Turning to Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric for On-Demand, Private Multicloud Connectivity [press release]
- Amsterdam Expands Digital Transformation in EMEA [blog]
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