Datacenter.com completes first phase of ‘Green’ Amsterdam colocation data centre

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Datacenter.com has completed the first phase of its flagship data centre in Amsterdam, Datacenter.com AMS1. This highly energy efficient facility features a unique data centre setup with indirect adiabatic cooling technologies while achieving a calculated pPUE figure of 1.04.

Built in several phases, Datacenter.com’s new flagship data centre – the company’s first, located in the heart of Amsterdam’s Southeast business district featuring one of the highest fibre densities in the world – will total 54,000ft2 (5,000m2) of colocation data centre space upon completion. Phase 1 of this carrier neutral data centre facility in Amsterdam provides 19,500ft2 (1,800m2) 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 centre 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.

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The new data centre achieves a calculated pPUE figure of 1.04.

100% Renewable Energy, ISO 14001:2015

Over 60% of phase 1 has already been pre-let to a variety of leading customers, comments Datacenter.com CEO Jochem Steman.

“Our highly secure, highly reliable colocation data centre in Amsterdam generated serious interest from multiple customers prior to go-live. 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.”

With a calculated pPUE of 1.04, Datacenter.com AMS1 is one of the most energy efficient thus cost effective data centres in Amsterdam – with very limited power and cooling capacity required per unit of IT. The facility not only utilises 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.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,” adds Jochem.

“Green technological innovation is the key to building future-proof colocation data centres while achieving an operationally efficient, high-performance computing environment for applications that include HPC, financial trading, and gaming.”

Initial colocation customers have already begun to install their equipment in Datacenter.com AMS1. Another Datacenter.com facility location already planned includes Dallas, TX.

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