Equinix acquires Amsterdam’s data centre for 30 million euros

Equinix acquires Amsterdam’s data centre for 30 million euros

Equinix has taken over the AMS1 data centre activities of Switch Datacenters for 30 million euros. This location is located near the Equinix campus in Amsterdam Zuidoost. The data centre will continue under the name Equinix AM11 International Business Exchange (IBX).

As a result of the acquisition, which was completed on 18 April, Equinix now has eleven IBX data centres in the Netherlands. Nine of them are located in Amsterdam. AM11 expands the capabilities of Equinix with 250 server cabinets sold. It is expected that a further 700 cabinets will be added when the full capacity of the establishment is used. However, it is also possible to extend the establishment to an adjacent building. As a result, an additional 1300 cabinets can be added.

Equinix connects AM11 to the AM7 data centre to enable customers to easily connect to business ecosystems available on Platform Equinix. This should enable maximum cooperation between digital supply chains. The company indicates that its Dutch data centers are business hubs for more than 1,125 companies that connect with business partners and their digital supply chain.

Eugene Bergen, President Equinix EMEA, has identified Amsterdam as an important interconnection point for Europe. He sees the additional interconnection possibilities and capacity as an opportunity for local and international customers to use Platform Equinix to meet changing business needs.


Equinix has been actively investing in order to improve its services lately. Earlier this month it announced that it had expanded its platform and Cloud Exchange with more metropolises with a software-defined approach. This is the Equinix Cloud Exchange (ECX), which is designed to strengthen connectivity between its 37 global markets. The metropolises include Amsterdam, Los Angeles and Hong Kong.

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