Colocation giant Equinix has expanded its Dutch business, snapping up Switch Datacenters' AMS1 business in Amsterdam in an all-cash transaction for €30m.
Soon to be renamed AM11, it will become the 11th Equinix IBX datacentre in the Netherlands, and the ninth Equinix IBX in Amsterdam itself.
Equinix EMEA president Eugene Bergen said that the city's metropolitan area is a top destination for global businesses looking to expand into Europe, due to its "highly educated and multilingual workforce and a state-of-the art technology infrastructure".
"Amsterdam is a key interconnection point for Europe, with leading enterprises and cloud service providers making it a primary hub for IT infrastructure," he said.
"Adding interconnection capacity in this market enables local and international customers to leverage Platform Equinix to meet their changing business needs."
The company added that the datacentre is a leased asset.
Currently, it has 250 cabinets of sold capacity and has a total capacity for 700 additional cabinets once the facility is completely built.
The California-based datacentre giant only launched it channel business in 2015.
Last year, its global channel boss Greg Adgate told Channel Partner Insight that the firm had bulked up its channel teams in the Netherlands, and that it derives around a fifth of its global revenues from partners.
Adgate put a target of that slice rising to 30 per cent by 2021.
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