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EdgeConneX® Launches International Expansion with First European Edge Data Center® in Amsterdam

New Facility to be Anchored by Large European Broadband and Network Provider as Content and Cloud Demand Drives International Expansion

Herndon, VA – January 19, 2016 EdgeConneX®, the global leader in data center solutions at the edge of the network, today announces it is expanding its data center footprint internationally with a new Edge Data Center® (EDC) deployment in Amsterdam. The expansion addresses growing customer demand for the fastest and most reliable physical delivery of content, cloud and applications to local market consumers and enterprises overseas. In addition to the initial Amsterdam deployment, EdgeConneX plans to deploy EDCs throughout Europe, including markets in Ireland, Italy, France, Austria, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

According to Cisco’s® 2014-2019 Global Cloud Index, cloud traffic will consume 83% of all data center traffic by 2019. At that time, annual global cloud IP traffic will reach 8.6 ZB, more than quadrupling since 2014. This massive-scale cloud adoption and the resulting burst in traffic to and from data centers are driving the need to distribute cloud infrastructure to more locations at the edge of the network. These new and distributed Edge locations satisfy the performance, security and economic requirements that consumers and enterprises demand, and which traditional Internet and network architectures can no longer adequately support. Whether it’s streaming 4K content, real-time interactive gaming, industrial Internet of Things (IoT) or cloud computing, enabling the Internet of Everywhere requires a more highly distributed network architecture, with infrastructure deployed much closer in proximity to end-users.

To enable the Internet of Everywhere, EdgeConneX’s model is to deploy purpose-built, state-of-the-art facilities in markets across a region, extending the Internet’s edge as close to enterprises and end-users as possible. To date, EdgeConneX has built 23 data centers across the U.S. to support the ever-growing demand for bandwidth-intensive content and cloud applications.

“Our Amsterdam facility will be our first Edge Data Center in Europe and we look to replicate our U.S. model internationally, supporting a highly distributed data center architecture at the edge of the Internet,” says Clint Heiden, Chief Commercial Officer, EdgeConneX. “We are excited to see the adoption of our strategy by leading European broadband and Internet providers. Our Amsterdam Edge Data Center is a collaborative ecosystem effort and is the first step to bringing our business model benefits to all of Europe.”

EdgeConneX’s model best supports initiatives to deliver exceptionally fast service in The Netherlands via localization of cloud and content. To access the Internet and cloud, consumer and business customers demand secure and resilient service without sacrificing speed. The Amsterdam EDC is purpose-built and precisely located to provide the shortest and fastest routes for content, cloud and application delivery to local consumers, enterprises and Internet customers throughout The Netherlands.

For more information about EdgeConneX and its leading Edge of network infrastructure solutions for expanding and improving access to wireless and data communications, visit edgeconnex.com or email info@edgeconnex.com.

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About EdgeConneX®
EdgeConneX® is a global data center provider specializing in infrastructure solutions at the edge of the network. They provide Space, Power & Connectivity for content, network, cloud, colocation, CDNs and service providers, as well as wireless carriers, telecommunications companies, and commercial property owners. EdgeConneX has created a new Edge for traditional networks, offering superior performance and economics. Their purpose-built Meet You Points® optimize delivery of data at network-critical locations closest to the end-user. For more information, please visit the EdgeConneX Internet of Everywhere at edgeconnex.com.

Edge Data Centers enable the distribution of content at the edge, featuring the ability to support power densities of 20+kW per rack and 600 watts per square foot, as well as simplified per kW pricing to address the needs of the Internet’s fastest growing users. Every location offers fiber diversity, including network, building access, conduit system, and carrier, as well as remote hands resources, convenient customer workspace and tenant access to the EdgeConneX next generation data center operating system, EdgeOS. Edge Data Centers are SOC 2 – Type 2, PCI-DSS and HIPAA certified.