Equinix, Inc. the global interconnection and data center company, today announced the opening of phase two of its Amsterdam data center, AM3 at Science Park. Equinix accelerated completion of phase two in response to increased demand for colocation space, primarily from cloud providers looking to store their data at Science Park. With the completion of phase two, AM3 now spans 17,800 square meters 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 center 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 percent 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; forty-two percent 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 percent 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 centers.
Launched in April of this year, Equinix Cloud Exchange has seen traction with many cloud companies including: AWS Blue Box, CloudFlare, CloudSigma, Level 3, Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute, Orange Business Services, tw telecom and XO Communications and is available in 17 markets worldwide with expansion to 19 by the end of the year.
Steve Smith, CEO and president, Equinix:
“Located at the heart of Europe’s digital gateway, AM3 is one of Equinix’s most innovative and sustainable facilities. By completing phase 2 ahead of schedule, Equinix has doubled capacity at AM3, allowing a greater number of corporations and service providers to leverage the more than 250 networks available at Science Park Amsterdam.”
Eberhard van der Laan, mayor of Amsterdam:
“A few years ago, the Amsterdam Science Park was considered Amsterdam’s best kept secret, but now it has developed into an area of international allure. The first fundamental research institutes were established in this former polder in the 1960s. Nowadays this environment delivers top performance and is a place where research and innovative entrepreneurship meet.”
Equinix, Inc. (equinix.com), connects more than 4,500 companies directly to their customers and partners inside the world’s most networked data centers. Today, businesses leverage the Equinix interconnection platform in 32 strategic markets across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific.
Equinix and IBX are registered trademarks of Equinix, Inc.
International Business Exchange is a trademark of Equinix, Inc.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from expectations discussed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to, the challenges of acquiring, operating and constructing IBX centers and developing, deploying and delivering Equinix services; unanticipated costs or difficulties relating to the integration of companies we have acquired or will acquire into Equinix; a failure to receive significant revenue from customers in recently built out or acquired data centers; failure to complete any financing arrangements contemplated from time to time; competition from existing and new competitors; the ability to generate sufficient cash flow or otherwise obtain funds to repay new or outstanding indebtedness; the loss or decline in business from our key customers; and other risks described from time to time in Equinix's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In particular, see Equinix's recent quarterly and annual reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, copies of which are available upon request from Equinix. Equinix does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press release.