Interxion Opens Fifth Amsterdam Data Center

Amsterdam is one of the world’s busiest Internet traffic hubs, where major European networks intersect. It has also been a lucrative market for Interxion, which has just opened its fifth data center in Amsterdam. 

The 13,000 square foot first phase of the  facility is 70 percent sold already, according to Interxion, which is accelerating its timetable for the 12,000 square foot second phase to accommodate demand. The company expects the second phase to be completed in May 2009.

“In Interxion’s ten-year history of providing high-level infrastructure in the Amsterdam area, we have never experienced such strong demand for a new facility,” said Michel van den Assem, Managing Director, Interxion Netherlands.

The new facility is a totally “green” energy, with all power being supplied by renewable sources such as wind, biomass, or hydro generation. The data centre has been designed using Interxion’s energy efficient modular architecture, which employs free cooling.

“The new data centre has industry-leading energy efficiency credentials, and with two fully-redundant 10 MVA grid connections, it provides exceptionally high power density configuration options,” said van den Assem. “This power availability, combined with a connectivity-rich community, creates an ideal environment for mission-critical and web-enabled applications.”

Interxion operates 24 carrier-neutral data centres located in 13 cities across 11 European countries.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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