Network provider RETN have entered into a partnership with Datacenter.com to expand the former’s network in Amsterdam. According to the terms of the partnership, RETN have built a POP (Point-of-Presence) at Datacenter.com’s AMS1 (Amsterdam 1) co-location facility, to leverage their network, in a bid to acquire more business in Europe.
RETN say that Amsterdam provides a strategic advantage when it comes to providing a stable network given its geographic location. They say that this advantage has enticed all kinds of business to establish a data center in the city to extend their footprint globally.
Explaining this in detail, Tony O’Sullivan, Chief Operating Officer (COO) at RETN, based in Hong Kong, commented:
Amsterdam is most important to RETN. The Dutch capital is one of the largest Internet hubs in the world, attracting companies from a wide variety of business sectors who wish to increase their connectivity in a stable, business-friendly regulatory environment.
According to RETN, the alliance with Datacenter.com will catapult their growth in the region given the latter’s state-of-the-art facility and modular infrastructure. They further added that this facility spans 54,000 sq.feet in area and is capable of meeting high redundancy and high volume bandwidth needs set by cloud providers and enterprises.
Speaking about this in detail, O’Sullivan added:
This cooperation with Datacenter.com is a logical step, as it is strategically located at one of the best-connected areas in Europe in the Amsterdam Southeast business district and is distinguished by its unique and highly energy-efficient architecture.
I have no doubt their facility will attract customers that will appreciate RETN’s unique capabilities to connect the West with the East.
Datacenter.com say that this alliance will expand their network as well and bring in more business at their Amsterdam center. Explaining this, Jochem Steman, CEO of Datacenter.com, commented:
The RETN PoP will significantly expand our global connectivity ecosystem and network services offerings in Amsterdam, especially when it comes to our reach into Eastern Europe and Russia.
RETN has a heavy network coverage and data center footprint in these areas while they also have an extensive metro fiber network, with all major Eastern European and Western European cities being connected.
Industry analysts opine that this move will provide support to RETN’s TRANSKZ cable system, launched in 2016 to fortify connectivity for businesses located between Amsterdam and Kazkhastan/China border. It will be interesting to witness how RETN makes the most out of this alliance.