The announcement comes just half a year after Equinix company opened its second International Business Exchange data center in Amsterdam, which can be seen on their official website as a virtual video tour.
According to press release, AM3, that’s code name of new data center facility, will be the third data center of Equinix in Amsterdam. It will be located in Science Park. Overall Netherlands offer very favorable climate to build network facility. Dozens of world known data centers are working there. From geographical point of view Netherlands is western European country with good networking infrastucture. New Equinix data center will have connection with over 150 networks. And that’s one of the safest places from seismic point of view.
The first phase of AM3 building is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2012. Once it is fully completed, new international business exchange data center will provide over 20,997 square feet of customer floor space.
Equinix is planning to build data center in two phases. First phase will containing about 1,400 cabinet equivalent spaces, while the second and final phase holding 2,800 cabinet equivalents. Such approach will give an ability to start providing service when just first phase will be completed.
The company’s previously announced their investments plans. They are planning to spend from $615 to 665 million in 2011 for company self development and data center building.
For the past few years Equinix was one of the most notiable data center builder. Equinix opened new energy efficient data centers in New York, Chicago, Frankfurt, and Paris.
Today more and more companies are trying to find cost effective energy sources such as solar or wind energy. We have no information on this about new AM3 data center. But its well known that Equinix has rich experience in design of data centers. And new data center design focused to be cost effective in terms of energy consumption.
Summarizing all above we just wish AM3 to be the same good as other Equinix data centers.
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