Equinix acquires 11th Netherlands data centre

By Marcus Lawrence
Redwood, California-based data centre giant Equinix has completed the acquisition of its 11th International Business Exchange (IBX) facility in the Neth...

Redwood, California-based data centre giant Equinix has completed the acquisition of its 11th International Business Exchange (IBX) facility in the Netherlands, purchasing Switch Datacenters’ AMS1 for US$34mn.

The data centre, based in Amsterdam, will be renamed Equinix AM11 International Business Exchange data centre and is situated near the firm’s existing campus in southeast Amsterdam.

In its press release, Equinix said the purchase will enable it to further cater to rapidly growing demand in European markets for digital infrastructure connectivity and added that the site offers the potential for expansion into an adjacent building.

Eugene Bergen, President of EMEA at Equinix, said in the press release:

"Amsterdam is a key interconnection point for Europe, with leading enterprises and cloud service providers making it a primary hub for IT infrastructure. 

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“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."

Equinix’s data centres in the Netherlands serve as hubs for over 1,125 companies, with its 11 Dutch facilities being part of its 200-strong IBX network across 52 markets worldwide.

"The Netherlands and especially the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area is a top destination for global businesses looking to expand into Europe,” said Peter van Bergel, CEO of the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX), in Equinix’s statement.
 
“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. 

“As AMS-IX, we see businesses are demanding more data center capacity and interconnectivity. As a longstanding customer and partner of Equinix, AMS-IX is very excited to continue to contribute to the growing needs and support the rapidly growing digital economy." 

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