November 1, 2021
We have exciting news! Our two new PoPs in Rotterdam (Smartdc) and Naaldwijk (Greenhouse datacenters) are up and running and connected to the Exchange in Amsterdam.
The expansion to the Rotterdam-The Hague Metro region was announced three months ago and is part of the AMS-IX strategy to increase the reach of AMS-IX Amsterdam by expanding to other datacenters in key local connectivity hubs. Many large technology companies are established in the Rotterdam-The Hague region which can greatly benefit from the enhanced connectivity provided by AMS-IX. Good connectivity enables high quality Internet services like live streaming, online gaming, provisioning of business software, video calling and conferencing.
The AMS-IX PoP in Naaldwijk is situated in Greenhouse Datacenters DC1 and hosts multiple carriers and connectivity providers, including KPN, Cogent, Eurofiber, i4Networks and Worldstream. Guido Sip, Chief Commercial Officer of Greenhouse Datacenters. “Thanks to the establishment of this AMS-IX PoP in our data centre and the direct connection to the AMS-IX, our colocation customers now get a significant expansion of options to further optimize network costs and scalability for their hybrid IT environments regionally and internationally.”
Smartdc is located in the Van Nelle factory in Rotterdam and is a regional Internet traffic hub, containing direct connections to the backbone of the Internet. Companies established in Smartdc are i3Dnet, BT, Liberty Global, Zayo and many more. “Smartdc puts a lot of effort in optimizing its carrier ecosystem, which enabled us to offer an exceptional mix of in-house Tier-1 carriers and connectivity providers,” says Smartdc CEO Richard Boogaard. “The new AMS-IX PoP allows us to offer a unique mix of connectivity to our customers. At Smartdc, customers can bring or get network traffic from both local and international networks.”