Data center developer and operator ServerFarm, has just announced the acquisition of a 194,000-Square-Foot data center in Amsterdam.

According to the company, the SF AMS1 data center offers immediate space and power in Amsterdam City Center and already hosts a number of global enterprises.

This facility is ServerFarm’s second major European location after SF LON1 in Feltham, London. Thus, expanding the company’s data center footprint in the European market.

“We’re thrilled to offer our clients fast, convenient entry into one of the world’s most critical data center hubs, which has become a tricky area to tap into due to current market limitations,” said Avner Papouchado, CEO of ServerFarm.

“We’re quickly expanding our portfolio to meet demand following our recent $200 million recapitalization, and Amsterdam was the perfect location to do so. We’re excited to deliver our unique business model to a new region, allowing more service providers and enterprises to move away from burdensome physical infrastructure management while optimizing their IT operations.”

According to a 2019 report on “the State of Dutch Data Centers” by the Dutch Data Center Association, Amsterdam has become Europe’s largest hyperscale and colocation market – and grew by 20% in MW in 2018. The Netherlands contains 189 large multi-tenant data centers with about 72% of all Dutch data centers found in the Amsterdam region, the report adds. 

Amsterdam and Haarlemmermeer had this year called a moratorium on new data center builds to control strain on its property market and power networks. Hence, the tricky way of expanding into this Dutch data center market is by acquisitions or expansion of existing facilities.

Globally, SF AMS1 further expands the company’s portfolio of owned and managed assets in over 75 locations across more than 30 countries.

The new Serverfarm Amsterdam data center features over 20MW of IT capacity and sits at a prime location inside the A10 which is less than 4 km from the city center.