According to a recent CBRE report the demand for co-location data centre services in Amsterdam continues to outperform other European regions and the region is a growing international hub for European data connections. So it’s no surprise that data centre and connectivity business has announced the opening of its sixth data centre in Amsterdam, AMS 6.
The new 6,000 square metre facility, situated in the Amstel Business Park Campus in central Amsterdam, will provide 9.6 megawatts (MW) of new customer capacity. Built with smart design techniques to maximise energy efficiency, AMS 6 will have a design Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of 1.20 from launch. To reach this PUE TelecityGroup has employed a number of design-led enhancements including: Replacing less energy efficient chillers, AMS 6 benefits from free cooling systems which enable significant savings. TelecityGroup’s largest installation of Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage (ATES) has also been incorporated, following its successful introduction at its AMS 5 facility. ATES is an innovative thermal technology which utilises the naturally stored groundwater from aquifers - underground layers of water-bearing permeable rock.
Additionally the new data centre has been designed to optimise internal and external connectivity. Telecity Group claims a reduction in the coupling points required in AMS 6 will achieve more efficient and faster carrier connectivity with better signal strength and will be able to scale to meet customer requirements.
Alexandra Schless, Vice President Western Europe & Managing Director Netherlands, TelecityGroup, comments: “Given its geographical position and favourable business conditions, Amsterdam is one of the world’s core hubs for international connectivity. The opening of AMS 6 ensures that TelecityGroup can continue to support the growth of Amsterdam’s vibrant digital economy with the provision of resilient data centre capacity.”
The new data centre adds to the TelecityGroup city centre data centres in Amsterdam, Dublin, Frankfurt, Helsinki, Istanbul, London, Manchester, Milan, Paris, Sofia, Stockholm and Warsaw.