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Switch Datacenters Amsterdam fastest growing internet hub in Europe for Cogent Communications – Cogent installs Super Core

Amsterdam, December 9, 2013 - Cogent Communications, one of the largest providers of connectivity in the world, is extensively expanding its network in Switch Datacenters Amsterdam.

Cogent is expanding its supply within Switch Datacenters Amsterdam since more and more organizations purchase services from there. These are international companies, among others, which have operations in the Netherlands and have the need for a quick and reliable network with a large data capacity.

Cogent and Switch Datacenters have been working together since 2011 to provide customers with the best, high performing network capacity. Since then, more and more end users purchase ports in the PoP space of Cogent within Switch Datacenters Amsterdam.

“Switch Datacenters Amsterdam is the fastest growing location in Europe for Cogent Communications. Switch seamlessly provides for Cogent’s growth. Within one year the sold bandwidth that we offer in our point of presence (PoP) space has been increased tenfold by Cogent,” says Elte Buringa, Global Account Manager Cogent Communications.

Extra server space

More and more customers use the highly secured server spaces in Switch datacenters for their internet traffic. That is why the datacenter service provider is working on a new expansion on the first floor of its building. “With this expansion an extra floor area of more than 1,000 square meters will become available in the beginning of 2014. At this time, already 35 percent of this space has been leased out. The customer can fully design and manage its own server space”, says Robin Lim, Business Development Manager of Switch Datacenters Amsterdam.

About Cogent Communications

Cogent ( Cogent Communications is one of the largest Tier1 internet service providers in the world and offers Internet Transit and Ethernet transport in 180 cities in Europe and North-America. The all IP network covers 36 countries. Cogent has more than 38,639 customer connections worldwide, serves large cable operators, ISPs, known content providers, universities, banks, government institutions and transports a considerable part of the internet traffic worldwide.

About Switch Datacenters

Switch Datacenters ( is a Dutch supplier of extremely energy efficient, network neutral datacenters. The datacenter in Amsterdam opened its doors in 2011 and is one of the most modern and energy efficient datacenters in Europe.

The first datacenter of Switch Datacenters (Switch AMS1) has a large floor area of 8,320 square meters and is brought into use in phases. The datacenter is located in the glass fiber center of Amsterdam, in Amsterdam South-East. At the moment Switch AMS is connected to 460 glass fiber connections of 40 different carrier networks.