• First data center in Amsterdam

e-shelter’s growth trajectory across Europe continues as it announces first data center in Amsterdam

Frankfurt, March 28th, 2018 - e-shelter, a leading data center provider in Europe and an NTT Communications Group Company, continues its rapid growth trajectory, today announcing the development of its first data center in the Netherlands. The new data center “Amsterdam 1 Data Center” will be built out in four phases of 4,000 sqm IT space and will follow e-shelter’s successful business model – offering both wholesale and retail colocation services, along with hybrid IT enterprise solutions.

e-shelter acquired the 40,000 sqm development site in Schiphol-Rijk and secured planning permission for 16,000 sqm of IT space across two buildings and construction of the facility is now underway. Phase one, with an initial 6MW IT load, is scheduled for completion and will to be ready for service to customers in early 2019.

Once fully completed, the data center will be capable of delivering up to 39.6MW of IT load, and will offer e-shelter’s customers and partners a wide range of flexible and scalable data center services, carrier neutrality with multiple carrier and cloud connectivity options and it will also fulfil NTT Communication’s Nexcenter™ global data center standards.

“Our business continues to thrive and grow, driven by continued demand from our key customer segments of Enterprise and Hyperscale. Our new markets expansion plan is largely based upon existing customer demand to deliver the e-shelter data center services outside of our existing DACH markets.” said Rupprecht Rittweger, CEO and founder of e-shelter.

“Considered one of the most wired countries in the world, the Netherlands has one of the most advanced markets for data center operations in Europe, making it the perfect place for e-shelter and NTT Communication’s next data center location.” Said Rittweger. “Amsterdam in particular has established itself as the data center city of the Netherlands and we look forward to bringing our premium data center colocation product to this market.”

The Netherlands is a key market for NTT Communications and e-shelter will join other NTT Group Companies such as NTT Europe, Dimension Data and NTT Security who have direct business operations here.

e-shelter currently operates in ten European locations, including Frankfurt, Vienna and Zurich, with further sites planned throughout Europe which are being proactively developed to meet customer demand.  With this expansion into the Netherlands, e-shelter further underlines its position as a leading provider of colocation services and cloud marketplace in Europe. The Amsterdam data center will be the latest European addition to NTT Communications’ growing footprint globally.

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