NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT Group, is promoting the expansion and development of its European data center platform with the launch of their Amsterdam 1 Data Center (AMS1). The group’s first data center in the Netherlands has been opened by NTT Com’s subsidiary E-Shelter, which provides secure environments for housing and connectivity of IT and network systems.
Tetsuya Shoji, President and CEO of NTT Com, said in his official opening speech: “I am delighted to open our latest state-of-the-art data center campus located in Amsterdam, one of the key internet hubs in Europe”.
The carrier-neutral E-Shelter’s AMS1 data center will have a capacity of up to 40 MW IT load spread over a 16,000 square meter campus and, as NTT’s 21st data center in Europe, will leverage more than 400 MVA power capacity across the continent, with plans for significant further expansion.
Rupprecht Rittweger, CEO of E-Shelter, commented: “As a market leader in Europe we are continuously expanding our business with our market entry in Amsterdam and ongoing developments such as London and Madrid. Our customers are integral to our continued growth and we have successfully secured anchor customers for our AMS1 facility.”
According to the company, customers and partners will be able to choose from a wide range of flexible, scalable data center services and multiple carrier and cloud connectivity options on offer. An open collocation environment, which is now live, is also available in Phase 1 of the development.
In addition, E-Shelter, as a subsidiary of NTT Communications, is part of a global network of data centers that cover more than 20 countries and over 400,000 square meters of data center space. Together with its German sites in Berlin, Bonn, Hamburg, Frankfurt and Munich, the company operates data centers in Zurich, Switzerland, and Vienna, Austria.