Equinix will build a new data center in Amsterdam with a total investment of $189 million.
Equinix’s investment in the initial phase will be $113 million. In the first phase, the AM4 data center will house 1,555 cabinets. On completion of the four phases, the data center will provide 4,200 cabinets on eight floors with a total usable floor area of 11,500 square meters. The building and first phase is expected to be completed and operational by Q2 2017.
The company is building the new data center at its existing campus at the Amsterdam Science Park.
Equinix also announced today it is now offering direct connectivity to AWS in Amsterdam.
With more than 850 customers and connections with over 125 network service providers, Equinix data centers in Amsterdam represent one of the most dense network concentrations in the world. Customers benefit from direct connections with their own customers and suppliers in their digital supply chain.
The colocation facilities of Equinix in Amsterdam provide proximity to Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) and the Neutral Internet Exchange (NL-ix) — two of the largest internet exchange in the world — bringing together over 1,000 ISPs, telecom operators, and content providers and hosting services from all over the world.
Equinix provides customers access to a robust cloud ecosystem including leading CSPs such as AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Office 365, Oracle, and IBM Softlayer.
Equinix is the only data center provider in the Benelux to offer access to this combination of cloud service providers, which allows businesses to flexibly create a multi-cloud environment to meet their changing IT needs.
Eric Schwartz, president EMEA, Equinix, said: “With the build of AM4, Equinix will bring to market more opportunity for interconnection to connect companies to their customers, employees and partners and to ultimately accelerate their business performance.”
Following the recent acquisition of TelecityGroup, Equinix now operates more than 145 data centers globally across 40 markets including seven data centers in Amsterdam (AM1, AM2, AM3, AM5, AM6, AM7 and AM8).