• Amsterdam 1 Data Center

Amsterdam has risen to become one of the most important colocation ecosystems in Europe.  With the city’s leading internet exchange and transatlantic fiber optic connections, Amsterdam’s technical infrastructure serves as both a provider and contributor to today’s digital economy.  The Netherlands' rising reputation as a strategic technology location has not gone unnoticed with global hyper-scalers making large scale data center and digital infrastructure investments across the country, and several multinational corporations making their European headquarters in Amsterdam.  At the same time, data center operators such as e-shelter, which is part of the Global Data Centers division of NTT, continue to address the growing demand for colocation services within this market.

e-shelter’s Amsterdam 1 Data Center compliments the digital landscape and data center advantages of the Netherlands.  Located in the Schiphol-Rijk district of the city and opened in April 2019, Amsterdam 1 Data Center will deliver up to 40 MW of IT load across 16,000 sqm of colocation space when fully completed.  The facility follows e-shelter’s existing, highly successful operating model of offering an industry leading  level of high quality infrastructure and services: flexible, high availability, scalable colocation space with high power density capacity and carrier neutrality, along with multiple cloud provider and carrier options.  e-shelter also offers both wholesale and retail colocation services, along with hybrid IT enterprise solutions within its Amsterdam facility.

At a glance: Amsterdam 1 Data Center

Power supply:

  • Step 1 Power supply at 10 kV level via two separate feeds
  • Step 2 Power supply at 20 kV level via two separate feeds
  • Separate UPS systems (A- and B-supply)
  • Redundant emergency power system with diesel generators


  • Monitoring by e-shelter own Security Command and Control Center with security personnel from e-shelter security on-site
  • Standardized security processes and the 7-level security system secure the tenant areas and technical operations
  • Access control via non-contact chip and PIN or optional biometrics signature
  • Secured perimeter zones with electronically monitored security fencing system, incorporating anti-climb and anti-tunnelling protection

Technical operations:

  • Monitoring of all critical infrastructure by e-shelter’s own operation staff on-site
  • Standardized operation processes with amplified technical systems redundancy in order to ensure maximum reliability


  • Carrier-neutral with connectivity to diverse internet exchange points within Amsterdam
  • Carrier-mix from global Tier I supplier to local supplier
  • Direct connection to global cloud and application providers as well as Internet Exchanges in our data centers
  • Data Center Connect: low latency, high-performance connections between e-shelter locations and to third party data centers
  • Private/Cloud Connect: dedicated layer 2 virtual private connections to cloud providers, carrier and customers
  • Cross Connect: connect two different points on an e-shelter data center redundantly
  • Internet Connect: high-performance access to the internet via e-shelter AS203329 - direct routing to all leading Tier I providers

e-shelter operates three data centers in the Frankfurt region alone with a total of 65,000 sqm

Flexible spaces

19” Rack with high power density

Separate lockable space from 20 sqm