Equinix Inc. Acquires Data Center Business in the Netherlands

The global interconnection and data centre company expands its presence in Holland with the purchase of a data centre business in Amsterdam

Equinix AM11 becomes Equinix’s ninth IBX data center in Amsterdam. The addition of AM11 will help meet growing demand for digital infrastructure connectivity in the Amsterdam and broader European markets, as businesses continue to build out their digital edge strategies.

Equinix Inc., the global interconnection and data centre company, is expanding its presence in the Netherlands. The U.S.-based company recently closed a transaction for the purchase of Switch Datacenters’ AMS1 data centre business in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Equinix will benefit from the facility’s close proximity to its current operations in southeast Amsterdam and will rename the facility to Equinix AM11 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centre. With the facility, the company will meet the growing demand for digital infrastructure connectivity in European markets.

“Amsterdam is 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, Equinix is the place to be,” says Eugene Bergen, President, EMEA, Equinix.

“The Netherlands and especially the Amsterdam Metropolitan 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,” says Peter van Burgel CEO, AMS-IX.

Continued Success in the Digital Gateway to Europe

Equinix specialises in connecting businesses with partners and customers around the world through a global platform of high-performance data centres and its recent acquisition of a data center business is the company’s latest investment in the Netherlands. Holland, also known as the “gateway to Europe,” has served as Equinix’s springboard into the European market.

Source: Equinix

24 April 2019

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