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NEP completes construction of Netherlands data centre

Eventually will house more than 300 new 19-inch racks

NEP has completed the construction of its new data centre at the Media Park in the Netherlands.

The company’s data centres are linked to clients via the domestic fibre optic infrastructure and other data centres in the Netherlands. NEP also has direct fibre optic connections with the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) and a large number of international data centres.

The new data centre is set up in various phases, meaning there will eventually be more than 300 new 19-inch racks. These new racks come on top of more than 300 racks already in use by NEP in the Netherlands for its national and international managed services.

“We secured a lot of new and big innovative projects both in the Netherlands and Europe and that’s when you really need rack space if you want to be able to continue to facilitate the growth of services,” said Johan Bakker, NEP The Netherlands infrastructure manager.

“We’ve thought of all the possible risks the technical systems of the data centres should be able to automatically deal with, like the new connection to the 10-kV high-voltage network in the Netherlands, with a capacity of nearly 3MW and NEP’s own redundant emergency power supply and cooling systems.

“We can’t afford to go black, so we aim for 100 per cent uptime. Nowhere in the chain do we rely on single-design equipment. We’re building a data centre that can’t be broken, really,” he added.