QTS expands partnership with Eurofiber to support European data centre operations
Eurofiber’s redundant dark fibre and lit services support QTS’ hybrid colocation and hyperscale data centre services available to organisations in Europe.
QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS) has announced an agreement with Eurofiber Netherlands to provide dark fibre between QTS’ Groningen and Eemshaven, Netherlands data centres.
The company’s platform for on-demand cloud and data centre connectivity Eurofiber’s DCspine will enable QTS’ customers and partners to connect over a software-defined network, and will enable rapid connectivity and provisioning across a single platform.
Eurofiber and DCspine also enable direct access and connectivity to large hyperscale cloud providers, including Google Cloud Platform, AWS and Microsoft Azure.
In addition, the new COBRA subsea cable (Copenhagen-Brussels-Amsterdam) connects with the new HAVFRUE (AEC-2) subsea cable and terminates in QTS Eemshaven.
The company said that HAVFRUE (AEC-2) is the first new undersea cable traversing the North Atlantic to connect mainland Northern Europe to the U.S. in nearly two decades.
This positions QTS Eemshaven as a new global Network Access Point in the Netherlands that will accelerate global interconnection for customers in the Netherlands, northern Europe and beyond.
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“We are pleased to work with Eurofiber as we expand QTS’ capability in our European footprint,” said Jan Daan (J.D.) Luycks – Managing Director, QTS.
“Eurofiber is an undisputed interconnection leader in Europe and brings extensive market knowledge and synergies that will help accelerate QTS’ European business momentum.”
QTS’ Groningen and Eemshaven data centres encompass 158,000 sqf of raised floor and approximately 30 gross megawatts of capacity within QTS’ global footprint.
The 45,000 sqf Groningen facility supports approximately 20 existing colocation tenants, while the 113,000 sqf Eemshaven facility is expected to support QTS’ hyperscale growth strategy with approximately 20 gross megawatts of built-out.
“QTS is one of the world’s leading data centre providers with a strong financial backing making them an ideal partner for our broad portfolio of fibre and lit services as they enter the market,” said Rhoderick van der Wyck, Director International Business, Eurofiber.
“We share similar growth strategies and recognize the opportunity to lead the establishment of Eemshaven as a global interconnection hub serving increasing demand for hyperscale and hybrid colocation solutions.”
Eurofiber recently completed construction on a new fibre-optic path connecting QTS Eemshaven with QTS Groningen to offer two fully separate fibre-optic connections between Groningen and Amsterdam.
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