Global interconnection and data center firm, Equinix, Inc., has announced the inception of phase two of its Amsterdam data nexus, tapped AM3 at Science Park, on the heels of heightened demand for collocation space.
Presently centralized liquidity hubs such as Equinix NY4 (New York), LD4 (London) and TY3 (Toyko) constitute the present landscape of low latency FX trading. Equinix’s launch of phase two comes amid a rising demand from cloud providers looking to stockpile their data at Science Park (AM3).
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The AM3 International Business Exchange data center is strategically located in the center of Europe – it presently has the capabilities to satisfy the demands of more than 120 cloud providers, reaching up to 80% of Europe within 50 milliseconds.
According to Steve Smith, CEO and President of Equinix, in a recent statement on the launch of phase two, “Located at the heart of Europe’s digital gateway, AM3 is one of Equinix’s most innovative and sustainable facilities. By completing phase 2 ahead of schedule, Equinix has doubled capacity at AM3, allowing a greater number of corporations and service providers to leverage the more than 250 networks available at Science Park Amsterdam.”
Indeed, the bolstering of AM3 could make Amsterdam one of the unofficial hubs of European data: “A few years ago, the Amsterdam Science Park was considered Amsterdam’s best kept secret, but now it has developed into an area of international allure. The first fundamental research institutes were established in this former polder in the 1960s. Nowadays this environment delivers top performance and is a place where research and innovative entrepreneurship meet,” added Eberhard van der Laan, Mayor of Amsterdam in an accompanying statement.