EvoSwitch, an international and cloud-neutral colocation company with large data centres located in Amsterdam and Washington DC has announced its plans to build a new highly energy efficient data centre in Amsterdam. The new carrier-neutral facility in the Netherlands will be located adjacent to its existing Amsterdam premises, EvoSwitch AMS1.
The new EvoSwitch data centre is the first phase of a major facility expansion, with a roadmap to expand capacity up to 30MVA in the coming years. It will add 6,000m2 of colocation space, offering 7.5MW of new capacity to the company’s existing 15MW data centre campus in Amsterdam.
EvoSwitch’s in-house engineered modular data centre building concept features 2N electrical redundancy and ‘indirect adiabatic free cooling’ with hot and cold aisle containment. It would allow for a low Power Usage Effectiveness figure (PUE = 1.2) thus resulting in a highly energy efficient and reliable colocation data centre environment for customers. EvoSwitch expects its new data centre in Amsterdam to be operational in Q1 2019.
Patented modular data centre technology
Although completely separated from current data centres present at the campus terrain in Amsterdam, the new EvoSwitch AMS1 data centre (AMS1 Campus Hall 7, with Hall 8 and Hall 9 planned for subsequent phases) will be interconnected with existing data centre infrastructure through a corridor.
As this is an on-campus expansion, it would allow customers to profit from enterprise-grade and network-rich ecosystem features from day one. Future proof design amenities available at EvoSwitch AMS1 include colocation racks and private cages featuring redundant 2N cooling, direct access to major Internet Exchanges; an ever-expanding amount of managed services including cloud interconnectivity; the use of 100% renewable energy; 24/7 engineering staff onsite; and a 99,999% uptime guarantee.
Colocation demand in Europe
EvoSwitch’s new investment in its Amsterdam data centre campus comes as it identifies growing demand for more colocation capacity and cloud interconnection services in Europe.
“European data centre growth in 2017 was faster than ever before, according to a recent CBRE report and JLL report, particularly in Amsterdam and London,” says Eric. Boonstra, CEO at EvoSwitch.
“The CBRE and JLL reports result are in line with our own experiences and revenue results this year. Another report from Digital Gateway to Europe mentions some key drivers for the Netherlands being a top-10 data centre hub in the world. These key drivers include the wide range of high quality and low-latency connectivity options available; the stability of the energy grid in the Netherlands; and the country’s rapid expansion of ecosystems across networks, as well as cloud and hosting companies.”