Zayo Invests in Connectivity to Data Centers Across The Netherlands
Amsterdam as a Data Center Hub
Amsterdam is a key commercial center in Western Europe and a significant data center hub. The region grew by ~20% in terms of megawatts last year according to the Dutch Data Center Association (DDA). The growth has brought demand for fiber connectivity from organizations that range from large webscale companies to commercial and research firms in multiple sectors.
Additionally, Zayo’s subsea Circe North cable lands in the Netherlands in Zandvoort, and Amsterdam itself sits right on top of Zayo’s long haul fiber network providing high-speed access to London/Manchester/Dublin, Rotterdam/Brussels/Paris, and Dusseldorf/Frankfurt.
Recent research from the Dutch National Statistics Bureau (CBS) underlined how both the digital and digital infrastructure sectors are key engines for economic growth across the Netherlands. As a result, the Netherlands is now home to 200 large data centers, 2 hyperscale campuses (Eemshaven and Middenmeer), and 2 of the top ten global internet exchanges, Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMX-IX) and Netherlands IX (NL-IX).
This advanced communications infrastructure, access to sustainable energy and a skilled, multilingual workforce, and the comparatively affordable property has made Amsterdam an attractive location for organizations wanting to do business across Europe.
Amsterdam’s development as an IT hub for the Benelux countries continues at pace with locations such as Schiphol-Rijk and Hilversum rapidly making names for themselves in the data center and media space respectively. Zayo’s expanding fiber network in the Netherlands is well-placed to give companies access to its global platform covering Europe, North America, South America, and the Far East.