Dutch hosting provider HOSTKEY has significantly expanded its capacity by leasing server racks in the Dutch Tier III euNetworks colocation data centre in Amsterdam. HOSTKEY will use these new capacities to house client servers, develop private and hybrid cloud solutions, and expand its own IT infrastructure, including the deployment of dedicated servers available for rent to clients.
Under the terms of the agreement with euNetworks, HOSTKEY customers now will be able to opt for colocation services regardless of the size of their business: from single server housing for small businesses or even individuals to renting whole racks with an extended package of IT infrastructure support services for large projects.
As part of a long-term contract, HOSTKEY has leased a complete colocation suite for server racks in the euNetworks data Centre in Amsterdam. The infrastructure of the data centre complies with the Tier III reliability class rating according to the Uptime Institute’s international classification system, which guarantees a fault tolerance of 99.982 per cent.
The euNetworks data centre is located in the south of Amsterdam with excellent transport accessibility – a 30-minute drive to the airport and a mere 15 minutes to the city centre. All of the cooling and power supply systems in the data centre racks boast N + 1 redundancy, and each rack is supplied with two independent protected links via a 32A PDU. The data centre guarantees the physical protection of the housed equipment and strict control of access to the server rooms. Fire safety is provided by gaseous fire suppression and early smoke detection systems. A duty shift of tech personnel and data centre security is constantly present on site, and the servers are protected from DDoS attacks with the ability to expand the range of protection to meet the needs of the customer.
HOSTKEY’s facilities are directly linked to euNetworks’ fibre-based bandwidth infrastructure networks, connecting leading telecom operators and traffic exchange points through high-capacity fibre networks. The presence of one of the central communication and traffic exchange nodes directly inside the data centre should guarantee HOSTKEY’s customers uninterrupted service availability and high access speeds.
“Leasing server space in the Amsterdam data centre is just the beginning of our growing relationship with euNetworks,” commented HOSTKEY’s CEO Jeroen de Bie. “Cooperation with a reliable bandwidth infrastructure provider, which owns one of the largest footprints of data centre connected networks in Europe, gives HOSTKEY the opportunity to continue active growth, development of new products and services, and it will allow us to scale our business not only in the Netherlands but also in other European IT hubs.”