Connectivity is an essential part of our service. As are cloud and content. Preferably you want to be able to up or downscale at any moment, because you never know which future developments you might come across. We understand that need. And we also understand that you want to be free to choose your suppliers and providers.
Always free to choose from our partner ecosystem
Connectivity. Extremely important because your business is always on the move.
The best digital ecosystem always nearby
Our data centers are not just data centers
Our data centers are the centerpiece of a diverse ecosystem of customers and providers. This ecosystem is constantly expanding, because we are constantly working on collaborations with new partners. Because we want you to have as much choice as possible. This way you are able to determine, perhaps with guidance from us, who best fits your needs when it comes to connectivity. Should you choose an organization we are not yet partnered with, we are happy to help set that up regardless.
Our connectivity hub offers advantages
We are a cloud and carrier independent data center that functions as a connectivity hub at the same time. This provides you with advantages. For example, you are free to choose whichever connectivity partner has your preference, and you have maximum flexibility in choice of hardware, internet services, and cabling. We also promote innovation. Because organizations in the area of cloud, connectivity, hosting, and infrastructure are this close together, we create an innovative community that inspires each other and is able to work on innovation together. In addition, there is no risk of vendor lock-in and you profit from cost advantages due to providers communicating amongst each other.
We collaborate with the following connectivity partners
With us you are ensured of good connectivity to and from the internet. We are partnered with some of the largest Internet Exchanges in Europe, and all our ten locations are connected to the AMS-IX, NL-IX, R-IX (Rotterdam Internet Exchange, part of NL-IX) and the peering specialist SPEED-IX. As a result of the direct connection to an Internet Exchange you don’t have to choose a data center in the greater Amsterdam area to still profit from high speed and reliability. Entirely secure of course. We are in essence a kind of marketplace where supply and demand come together.
Housing your applications and workloads in a public, private, or hybrid cloud. It allows you to quickly scale up capacity, set up staging environments, and make applications and data available to employees. We ensure you can do this from our data centers. Through our partners we can offer you IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS services of virtually all well-known public providers such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, and providers such as Salesforce.com, DCspine/Megaport, and AMS-IX. We are happy to advise and guide you in your digital transformation.
Internet Service Providers are an important part of our infrastructure. Centered to make internet possible in our data centers. You can setup your network entirely per your own demands and needs. It is also easy to switch providers. We have a large selection of ISPs, including IP networks such as those of Dataweb, DC Spine, Fusix, atom86, TransIP, and A2B Internet. This helps you choose the provider that best fits you.
When you’re sending or receiving data over the internet, your data moves through one or several ‘indirect networks’ to reach its final destination. IP Transit is a service where an Internet Service Provider (ISP) grants permission to have traffic move through their network to its final destination. However your business or product reaches the internet, you will always deal with this layered form of access or transit. In the area of IP we differentiate different Tiers, from global to local players. Examples of Tier 1 providers are AT&T, CenturyLink, GTT, and Telia. Examples of Tier 2 ISPs are Amazon, Netflix, and Google. Examples of Tier 3 providers include Cayo, Cogent, and Fiberring.
You need a lot of bandwidth with low latency. With us you will find several optic fiber providers. They can provide you with the optic fiber network you are looking for. Be it dark or lighted. Dark fiber does not yet have active equipment connected to it. The active equipment is necessary for sending and receiving data through optic fiber. Most carriers provide both dark as well as lighted fibers (DWDM). Think for example of Eurofiber, Colt, Verizon, CenturyLink, and EU Networks. Next, you can make the connection to the internet exchange or cloud provider of your choosing from our data center.
You can also come to us for a total supply of IT services. From software and hardware to networks and hybrid IT installations. Our System Integrators are large professional IT organizations with expertise in different fields. Some examples of our System Integrators include T-Systems, Unica Schutte, Simac, Cegeka, and Inphos.
You do not need dedicated optic fiber and a Managed Hosting (DWDM) connection suffices for you. You can then choose for one of our connectivity partners. Generally, they do not have their own fiber optic network, but use third party networks for their connectivity services. These so-called Network Operators are renting optic fiber from a Fiber Carrier and selling it on to their own customer base. Network Operators provide services such as DWDM, MPLS, VLANs, etc. Examples of such partners include DCspine, NL-ix, Unet, and Cross Networks.