Equinix Acquires Switch’s AMS1 Data Center in Amsterdam

Equinixhas purchased Switch’s AMS1 data center in Amsterdam, Netherlands, in an all-cash transaction of $34 million.

The facility, which will be renamed Equinix AM11 International Business Exchange (IBX) data center, is in close proximity to Equinix’s existing campus in southeast Amsterdam.

Equinix AM11 becomes Equinix’s ninth IBX data center in Amsterdam, and the 11th Equinix IBX data center in the Netherlands.

The data center is a leased asset and adds approximately 250 cabinets of sold capacity and a total capacity for approximately 700 additional cabinets once the facility is completely built out.

The site can also support the potential to expand into an adjacent building to accommodate future growth and approximately 1,300 additional cabinets.

Equinix’s southeast Amsterdam campus includes AM1, AM2, AM5 and AM7. The AM11 data center will be tethered to Equinix’s AM7 data center, enabling customers to easily interconnect with the world’s largest business ecosystems available on Platform Equinix for maximum collaboration across digital supply chains.

AM11 currently has a customer mix that maps closely to Equinix’s existing base including networks, cloud service providers and content and digital media companies.