Takes the Next Step Forward With Power Upgrade in Amsterdam Data Center Takes the Next Step Forward With Power Upgrade in Amsterdam Data Center

Upgrade to a 10MW Grid connection Is in Response to the Demand of Major Cloud Providers and Multinational Companies Seeking high density colocation Infrastructure in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 16 November 2018 –, announced it has completed the first step of the second phase expansion of its flagship data center AMS1 Amsterdam by upgrading the current power grid connection to 10MW of capacity. The expansion is the company’s second step forward, following the opening of the AMS1 data center in January of this year. The company believes this improvement drives the further growth of its customer base and further expansions.

“We were facing a problem with the power availability in the Amsterdam area and this leads too large headaches within our industry,” commented Jochem Steman, CEO of “Completing this upgrade should go a long way towards solving this problem, by making further growth available for our customers.”

Currently, the shortage of power in Amsterdam can have a very large negative on the community’s working environment. It is disrupting the current data center industry growth, an industry which has enormous power requirements on one hand, but also has many firms who would love to expand into or open their doors in the city, bringing both employment and increased financial opportunities.

By securing the 10MW grid connection can continue providing colocation services, something vital for the firm. No laughing matter; without improvements like these, Amsterdam could see the number of businesses who choose that city as a place to operate from either fold up or fade away completely.

“Our continued growth in Amsterdam highlights strong demand for a high-quality data center with flexible and high dense colocation possibilities,” commented Jochem Steman, CEO of

According to, their Amsterdam AMS1 data center is based in Amsterdam’s business district in the Southeast of the city. This area features some of the highest fiber densities of any major or minor city across the globe, and the AMS1 data center features 5000 square meters of colocation whitespace. The continued quick growth of Datacenter’s AMS1 data center made it clear the only answer to their challenge was in finding a way to bring in more power, reliable power.

Even with the amount of power still extremely limited in the Amsterdam metropolitan area, the upgrade of AMS1’s grid connection to 10MW total power by Dutch company Liander is having a significant positive impact, already. Clients, such as Cloud Service Providers, Enterprises, Media Outlets, and many SMB companies, were already able to use high density cabinets, but now with the new improvement, they are positioned to be able to grow even more, with the past shackles related to these issues removed.

Steman, continued, “Our flexible colocation models have really struck an accord with our customers, we’re growing faster than we expected. This extra power is a very welcome addition to our unique, completely neutral, proposal in the Amsterdam market. We are now able to continue the further growth.” AMS1 is run in an energy-efficient way, that is respectful to its environment; making it able to hold the proud distinction of being 100% green. They pride themselves on delivering low-cost, high-value services to clients.


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