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November 13, 2012

EvoSwitch to Open a New Facility in Virginia Early Next Year

By Madhubanti Rudra
TMCnet Contributor

EvoSwitch’s new WDC1 data center is soon to debut in Virginia, USA. The move is a part of the company’s planned expansion into the U.S.

EvoSwitch is a successful European provider of carbon neutral data center infrastructure. The company has earned a reputation in improving energy efficiency inside data centers.

With the opening of the WDC1 data center near Washington, D.C., EvoSwitch becomes the first European provider of carrier-neutral data center services to launch a secure, scalable facility in a region that acts as one of the world's main interconnection hubs for the Internet.

In a news statement, EvoSwitch said that the LEED Gold certified and DOD- and DCID compliant Virginia data center will open its door on January 1, 2013. All set to repeat its success on the other side of the Atlantic, thorough and extensive engineering audits and testing have been performed to ensure that the facility meets the company's high quality and service delivery standards.

In the first phase, WDC1 will begin with an initial commitment of three megawatts (MW) of critical power with opportunities for expansion. Twenty-seven percent of the space has already been sold to customers, according to the company. Through the next few phases, up to 100,000 square feet of data center space will be made available to the cloud, digital media and telecommunications customers looking for carrier-neutral data center services.

EvoSwitch is all set to expand its global footprint and the U.S. expansion marks the beginning. The company’s international expansion is primarily aimed at catering to the needs of those European customers, seeking to colocate their mission-critical applications on multiple continents. The expansion is expected to help EvoSwitch expand its list of new customers as well.

“We are truly excited to be one of the first European providers of carrier-neutral data center services to expand into the United States and launch with a secure, scalable facility in one of the most densely interconnected regions in the world. We believe that our brand of innovative and sustainable carrier-neutral colocation will provide an excellent alternative for the many Cloud, digital media and telecommunications companies looking for carrier-neutral data center services. We look forward to successfully repeating our model in the United States. This means focusing on our customers' interconnection needs by attracting a large base of carriers and other network service providers, preferably around a strong neutral Internet Exchange partner, much like AMS-IX is to us in Amsterdam,” CEO of EvoSwitch, Eric Boonstra said in a statement.

Early this year,  the EvoSwitch Datacenter was officially added to the list of colocation providers with an AMS-IX Point of Presence (PoP). In addition to being an AMS-IX collocation connecting with multiple 10GE, EvoSwitch will be the first datacenter of its kind for which AMS-IX uses a single 100GE backbone connection.

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Edited by Brooke Neuman
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