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SingleHop Expands Foot Print in Europe; Opens New 2,000+ Server Data Center in Amsterdam

SingleHop Expands Foot Print in Europe; Opens New 2,000+ Server Data Center in Amsterdam

Web hosting and IaaS provider SingleHop today launched a new data center in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Announced exactly two months back, the new facility named Amsterdam 1 had more than 75% of the initial data center capacity reserved well before the opening.

Some key specifications of the new DC are:

We are very pleased by what we have been seeing. Since announcing the data center, we’ve been flooded with requests from hosting services providers, systems integrators, game developers, and a variety of digital startups.
Zak Boca, CEO, SingleHop.
Zak Boca, CEO, SingleHop
  • ISO27001, BS 25999-2:2007 and AMS-IX Certified Facility
  • Spread over 4,330 Square Meters
  • Max Server Capacity: 2,000+ Servers
  • Carrier-Neutral with Over 30 Service Providers
  • Powered by SingleHop’s LEAP3 platform
  • Anti-PassBack enforced secure biometric validation
  • Direct Connect to NL -ix and AMS-IX Internet Exchanges
  • 24/7 Onsite Security Staff
  • 5 Layers of Physical Security
  • Single person turnstile
  • Multilayer Monitoring and Notification System
  • 10MW or more utility power per phase group
  • N+1 fully Synchronized Generator System
  • N+1 Dynamic CRAC units
  • Cold Aisle Enclosures
  • 25kW Cooling Capacity per Cabinet
  • 100% Certified Green Power

Three salient reasons behind selecting Amsterdam as the site for new DC were the existing high-capacity fiber infrastructure, presence of numerous top- tier network providers, and city’s large and technically skilled workforce.

“Our launch in Amsterdam shows our commitment to reducing latency, and improving our overall customer experience. Significant portions of our growth already come from clients outside of the US; a trend we expect to continue as demand for highly automated infrastructure services increases in Europe and beyond,” said Andy Pace, Chief Operating Officer of SingleHop.

“Over the coming years, we will continue support our international customers by expanding our platform into additional new markets,” he added.

Built to meet growing demand for high-quality, automated infrastructure, and hosting services from organizations operating in Europe, Asia, and North Africa, the new facility will offer all of SingleHop’s current services including dedicated servers, cloud services, and managed services.

Dedicated servers are available from $189/mo to $1090/mo. All servers include 10TB (or more) outbound bandwidth with unlimited Inbound bandwidth. Detailed specifications of the servers are as shown below:

Server Type CPU Speed Memory HDD Available Monthly
Intel Xeon E3-1230 Single 4×3.2GHz 8 GB DDR3 1333MHZ ECC 1×500 GB Yes $189
Intel Xeon E5-2620 Single 6×2.0GHz 16 GB DDR3 1333MHZ ECC/RG 1×1 TB Yes $359
Intel Dual Xeon E5-2620 Dual 6×2.0GHz 16 GB DDR3 1333MHZ ECC/RG 1×1 TB Yes $429
Intel Xeon E5-2650 Single 8×2.0GHz 16 GB DDR3 1333MHZ ECC/RG 1×1 TB Yes $459
Intel Xeon E5-2670 Single 8×2.6GHz 16 GB DDR3 1333MHZ ECC/RG 1×1 TB Yes $559
Intel Dual Xeon E5-2650 Dual 8×2.0GHz 16 GB DDR3 1333MHZ ECC/RG 1×1 TB Yes $599
Intel Dual Xeon E5-2670 Dual 8×2.6GHz 16 GB DDR3 1333MHZ ECC/RG 1×1 TB Yes $699
Intel Quad Xeon E5-4607 Quad 6×2.2GHz 16 GB DDR3 1333MHZ ECC/RG 1×1 TB Yes $1090
In April, SingleHop announced an early-bird pre-sale for customers with predictable infrastructure needs to reserve server capacity in the new Amsterdam data center ahead of its official opening.

“We are very pleased by what we have been seeing. Since announcing the data center, we’ve been flooded with requests from hosting services providers, systems integrators, game developers, and a variety of digital start-ups,” said Zak Boca, Chief Executive Officer, SingleHop.

“These types of organizations are core to our company as a whole, and represent the types of clients that benefit most from our highly automated and natively hybrid platform,” he added.

Earlier this year, SingleHop also launched VMware Enterprise Private Cloud, offering a private cloud environment powered by the VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus platform.

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