As the EUDCA shapes policy positions around data center builds and other relevant legislative matters, EdgeConneX looks forward to providing a critical voice and unique perspective to the group
Herndon, VA, – February 21, 2023 — EdgeConneX®, the pioneer in global Hyperlocal to Hyperscale Data Center Solutions, announces that it has joined the European Data Centre Association (EUDCA), a not-for-profit industry association established to support the interests of the European data center community. With direct input from its members, the EUDCA shapes the industry’s policy positions on relevant legislative matters and effectively communicates and integrates those positions throughout the European Union (EU) policy-making process.
“We are honored to be a part of this vital organization and are committed to working with other EUDCA members to positively shape the future of our industry,” comments Dick Theunissen, Managing Director, EMEA, at EdgeConneX. “The EU has been diligent in developing new policies around energy and environment, cyber and physical security, and broader digital issues. Many of these initiatives are foundational to our Customers, People and Planet company pillars. I am personally honored to serve on the EUDCA Board and represent EdgeConneX as we chart the future of the industry across Europe and the world.”
When drafting policy, the European Commission invites stakeholders to provide input during consultations. The EUDCA identifies and screens these opportunities and then facilitates member company participation in this joint process, thus bringing industry expertise directly to the policy table. Operator input is also utilized when directly reaching out to policy makers and other stakeholders. EUDCA member company experts are invited to meet EU policymakers in person, thus adding to the quality and impact of these conversations as well as enhancing the profile of the company and the industry overall.
Key EdgeConneX Associate Membership benefits include:
- Seat and voting rights on the Policy & Technical Committees
- Access to the Climate Neutral Data Center Pact (CNDCP) Working Group on behalf of EUDCA
- Involvement in shaping policies through participation in EU consultations and meetings with key stakeholders
“We’re thrilled to welcome EdgeConneX to the EUDCA and Mr. Theunissen to our Board,” comments Michael Winterson, Chairperson, European Data Centre Association (EUDCA) and Managing Director, Equinix Services Ltd. “Operator input is invaluable to our work and advocacy. EdgeConneX and its team bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and best practices, building and operating data centers across the EU and globe.”
EdgeConneX joins the EUDCA as it continues its scale out its European footprint that now extends to 6 markets and over 200 MWs of capacity in the EU, which makes up a significant portion of the global EdgeConneX data center platform.
For more information about EdgeConneX and its leading Edge of network infrastructure solutions for expanding and improving access to data, content, and communications anywhere, anytime, at any scale, visit edgeconnex.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Backed by EQT Infrastructure, part of the global investment organization EQT, EdgeConneX provides a full range of sustainable data center solutions worldwide. We work closely with our customers to offer choices in location, scale and type of facility, from Hyperlocal to Hyperscale. EdgeConneX is a global leader in anytime, anywhere, and any scale data center services for a diverse portfolio of industries, including Content, Cloud, Networks, Gaming, Automotive, SaaS, IoT, HPC, Security, and more. With a mission predicated on taking care of our customers, our people, and our planet, EdgeConneX strives to Empower Your Edge. For more information, please visit edgeconnex.com.
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The European Data Centre Association (EUDCA) represents the interests of the European commercial data centre operator community, both politically and commercially. Established in 2011, the EUDCA is registered under Belgian Royal Charter and is run by its members, for its members. Membership is open to all commercial data centre operators with a presence in Europe as well as vendors, consultants and other interested parties. We maintain a strict member base ratio of 70 operators to 30 vendors / manufacturers in order to ensure that our policies and initiatives are always operator focused. Whether you are a large pan-European operator, or a smaller in-country provider, the EUDCA offers a multitude of opportunities to expand your customer base or to become involved in political decision making.