Amsterdam, The Netherlands – (The Hosting News) – March 18, 2008 – International business hosting services firm, LeaseWeb, has reported a significant interest in its Carbon Neutral (green) market demand, with 450 cabinets filled, out of the 500 racks placed in its new carrier-independent and Carbon Neutral Data Center, EvoSwitch.
Con Zwinkels, Managing Director of LeaseWeb noted, ”Of course it is difficult to know in advance whether customers will be interested in a new data center. Particularly when it concerns a Ã¢â‚¬ËœgreenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ data center. Although it’s a new addition to the market, we havenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t really had to work hard to convince customers of the commercial benefits it can provide.”
LeaseWeb manages a total of 1,500 cabinets and more than 11,000 servers located in five different data centers. In addition to the carbon neutral EvoSwitch data center, LeaseWeb manages servers in InterXion, TelecityRedbus 2, Schuberg Philis and EasyNet. This forms the internet infrastructure that businesses use to host websites and software applications. LeaseWeb’s hosting network accommodates millions of websites.
Mr. Zwinkels added, ”Our cabinets in the relatively new EvoSwitch data center have proven to be popular with all kinds of businesses. You see that large enterprises in particular are opting for Emission Neutral providers that match their goals for corporate social responsibility. These larger companies have included green purchasing in their corporate policies. Smaller companies appear to be interested mainly in the lower electricity bills that come with green data center services, with which they can easily save 20 % on their energy costs. We are hearing this argument more and more, especially now that energy prices are soaring.”
If the customers’ current demand for green data services continues, LeaseWeb will have to increase the number of cabinets at EvoSwitch considerably in 2008. Mr. Zwinkels remarked, ”I think we may already have to double the number of cabinets in 2008. Fortunately we have plenty of room to grow at EvoSwitch.”
EvoSwitch is currently the only ‘green’ data center in the Netherlands . In the second quarter of 2008, the total capacity of EvoSwitch is expected to double from 2,000 to 4,000 m2 , with the potential to grow to 9,000 m2 . The new rooms in the data center will have more energy capacity per cabinet than at most data centers: 4 to 5 KW.
Mr. Zwinkels concluded, ”That is double the capacity usually offered in the market. Our customers will certainly be interested in this increased energy capacity, because this will enable them to use the cabinet space more intensively and thus more efficiently.”
LeaseWeb is an international supplier of hosting products and services that specializes in both Microsoft and Linux, and focuses primarily on the professional market. The company is among the top 30 hosting providers in the world and provides services such as web hosting, dedicated hosting, colocated hosting, VPS and streaming, as well as technical support. LeaseWeb owns a first-class Cisco-powered network offering a bandwidth of over 160 Gbps, which extends across five data centers in the Amsterdam region via the major telecom carriers. LeaseWeb is also present on internet exchanges in Amsterdam , Brussels , London , Frankfurt , New York , Vienna , Stockholm, Warsaw, Zurich , Prague and Madrid. Founded in 1997, hosting provider LeaseWeb now manages 11,000 servers. Its customers include Starbucks, Hyves, Telegraaf Media Groep, Koninklijke Joh. Ensched, PricewaterhouseCoopers, AVRO, Direct Wonen, and Univ.
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