PLANS TO REOPEN 113,000SF EEMSHAVEN FACILITY
Data center provider QTS Realty Trust, has announced the establishment of a Point of Presence (PoP) by Duocast at its data center in Eemshaven, Netherlands.
Duocast is a Dutch internet service provider with a portfolio of Internet and Ethernet services, IP Transit, IoT backbone and dedicated hosting services. This PoP agreement adds to the list of connectivity options for QTS customers in Eemshaven data center and the one in Groningen where Duocast also has a presence.
“Duocast is focused on building differentiated national IP and transport networks that exceed customer expectations, with highly flexible and diverse route options,” said Fabian Labohm, Chief Technology Officer, Duocast.
“QTS’ Groningen and Eemshaven data centers are perfect locations for us to expand our presence outside of Amsterdam and we look forward to providing low latency connectivity that further extends QTS’ ability to serve the world’s largest enterprises and cloud platforms.”
QTS’ Groningen and Eemshaven data centers span approximately 158,000 square feet of raised floor area and grossly 30 megawatts of capacity. The facilities are located adjacent to multiple hyperscale customer-owned data center deployments and in close proximity to several transatlantic fiber cable landings providing access to multiple markets within Europe and North America.
QTS also stated that Duocast’s presence in its Groningen and Eemshaven facilities addresses growing demand for high-capacity, low latency connectivity services in the Netherlands and throughout Europe.
“QTS is highly focused on rapidly expanding connectivity services in the Netherlands supporting a variety of large enterprise and hyperscale needs. Duocast is already a key provider for our Groningen customers and we look forward to introducing them to our Eemshaven customer base,” said Jan Daan Luycks, Managing Director, QTS.
According to QTS, its 45,000 square foot Groningen facility hosts approximately 20 existing commercial and government customers, while the 113,000 square foot Eemshaven facility was recently vacated by a large internet company but is expected to be fully recommissioned and available later this year.