February 9, 2018

QTS and NL-ix expand data centers

The expansion seeks to accelerate performance for their respective customers in a bid to improve connectivity and speed-to-market.

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American data center facilitator QTS and Dutch internet exchange company NL-ix (Neutral Internet Exchange) have undergone expansion for their respective data centers. With this expansion, both companies aim to better their connectivity and speed-to-market in order to boost performance for customers.

QTS say that they have partnered with Schnieder Electric to scale their data center presence in Dallas. They further added that changing customer requirements made them choose Schneider as a partner to develop a modular data center model for their customers. They also claim that they will be replicating this model for future rollouts. Explaining this in detail, Nathan Hazelwood, QTS’ Director of Strategic Procurement, commented:

Working with Schneider Electric, we’ve moved through designing, building, modifying and scaling our model to expedite the standardization process, and in turn, have accelerated speed to market for our customers, most recently with the Dallas expansion.

On the other hand, NL-ix’s story is much similar. NL-ix say that they have partnered with Colt’s carrier-neutral data center in Brussels, Belgium. They further added that this expansion will see NL-ix’s customers reduce connectivity issues considerably.

NL-ix say that with a POP (Point-of-Presence) in Belgium, they will be in a better position to gain control over the Be-Ne-Lux triangle (Belgium-Netherlands-Luxembourg). They further added that with this strategic implant, NL-ix will be able to amplify their connectivity all over Europe.

Explaining this, Jasper Lankhorst, CEO at NL-ix, added:

Opening a PoP in the Colt carrier-neutral Data centres in Brussels means that we further enhance our already comprehensive footprint in the BeNeLux.

Furthermore, it gives the Colt customers access to our pan-European distributed IX and other interconnection services andover 670 connected networks we add to the Colt ecosystem are an enrichment for their customer base. We are looking forward to growing our mutual ecosystem.

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