Equinix opens second phase of AM3 data centre to meet increasing colocation needs at Science Park Amsterdam

With the completion of phase two, AM3 now spans 17,800m2 and delivers space for up to 2,800 cabinets – doubling the 1,400 cabinets available in phase 1.

The AM3 International Business Exchange (IBX) data centre is situated in the digital heart of Europe at one of the continent’s most network dense locations, enabling the more than 120 cloud providers at AM3 to reach 80 per cent of Europe within 50 milliseconds, and the entire continent from a single site.

The high rate of connectivity has made Science Park Amsterdam a highly sought after location and cloud hotspot in Europe; 42 per cent of the Netherlands’ data traffic has been routed through it since its opening two years ago.

Amsterdam Science Park is now the second largest data route in the Netherlands behind Amsterdam South East, which handles 43 per cent of the country’s data traffic.

By accelerating the opening of AM3 phase two, Equinix enables both existing and new customers to interconnect with companies on Platform Equinix that define the European digital economy: networks, Internet exchanges, content and cloud providers.

The Equinix Amsterdam campus at Science Park is also connected to the Equinix Cloud Exchange, an advanced interconnection solution that enables seamless, on-demand and direct access to multiple clouds and multiple networks across the globe.

By bringing together cloud service providers with cloud consumers and enabling them to establish private, high performance connections, the Equinix Cloud Exchange gives enterprises direct access to the services they need to build sophisticated hybrid cloud solutions inside Equinix data centres.

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