The Netherlands, also known as the the Kingdom of the Netherlands, is a unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy located in Northern Europe. The Netherlands has a population of over 17.28 million, and an internet literacy rate of 90.4% (15.39 million million internet users).
The total GDP of the Netherlands is over US $750 billion and with a contribution of 7.6% from the digital economy, the Netherlands’ data center industry is thriving. Besides The Netherlands’ data centers, the digital economy includes 5.9 million fixed line telephone subscriptions and 21.10 million mobile telephone subscriptions.
The Netherlands contains several data center clusters throughout the country providing plenty of colocation opportunities. The primary colocation data center markets in the Netherlands are:
The Netherlands provides an important connection between the United Kingdom and Europe through submarine cables. There are 280 Dutch data centers, the majority of these colocation facilities are located in and around Amsterdam. Large carrier neutral Dutch data centers feature rich ecosystems and state of the art equipment, ensuring maximum uptime and connectivity to over 3,249 service providers.
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The top five colocation facilities in the Netherlands are:
The top five data center operators in the Netherlands are:
The top five cloud service providers in the Netherlands are:
The Netherlands has good coverage of the energy sector, which is an important attribute for any data center market. The Netherlands is energized by 23% renewable sources, with the remaining provided by fossil or nuclear fuels. This gives Dutch colocation facilities significant opportunities to take advantage of green energy. In addition to green energy, data center consumers enjoy a range of PUE scores between 1.00 and 1.80, with the average PUE for Dutch data centers sitting at 1.22. Amsterdam's colocation facilities provide over 655.03 MW of power and has a range of rack power options from 0.90 kW to 10.00 kW.
The Netherlands’ communications industry is regulated by ACM (Autoriteit Consument & Markt). Major players in the carrier space include:
While the top three service providers are:
There are numerous smaller providers as well.