NLDC launches new connectivity service Metro Connect

Posted on 07 February 2019 NIEUWS

Amsterdam, February 7th 2019 - Starting today, NLDC will provide the new Metro Connect service between its own data centres in the Amsterdam region. The data centers in Aalsmeer, Oude Meer (Schiphol) and Almere together form one large virtual data center. This creates many advantages in terms of IP & Cloud connectivity.

The underlying fibre-optic network is provided by Relined Fiber Network and the DWDM equipment by ADVA Optical Networking. Relined provides redundant fiber connections between all NLDC data centers that are part of Metro Connect, so that the highest availability can be relied upon. ADVA's high-quality equipment provides the required flexibility in the network and offers seamless upgrades to different speeds on the backbone. NL-ix, the Interconnect Exchange, takes care of the realization of the connectivity grid, the implementation of the network backbone, the installation of the network equipment and the testing of the connections.

"Nowadays, you can no longer see the use of colocation and connectivity services separately. In 2019, it will be an essential part of our strategy to better reach various partner channels (IP Transit, Hosting & Cloud, etc.) via Metro Connect. Nikhef's data center, promoter of the internet from the very first hour, also connects to our Metro Connect. This makes it easier to connect with other data centers” says Rick van Fucht, manager connectivity at NLDC.

Next step in data center connectivity

NLDC is taking the next step in the development of data center connectivity with Metro Connect. NLDC customers can use the grid for connectivity between the three data centers in the Amsterdam metropolitan region, for example for backup or fallback purposes. Metro Connect twin or triple data center solutions can also be created, so customers can optimize the availability of their IT environment and exclude data loss.

Due to the efficient cooperation with the above mentioned parties, Metro Connect is the ideal solution for reliable colocation and connectivity with the highest possible availability. NLDC is thus a one-stop-shop in the region for colocation and connectivity.

In addition, Metro Connect offers the possibility to realize custom solutions in the area of connectivity, for example for specific wishes regarding latency, security and bandwidth. The grid is fully redundant and supports up to 100Gb/s multiple bandwidths. This allows NLDC customers to set up and manage their IT landscape more flexibly.

Don't miss out on our attractive introduction discount!

Do you not yet have connectivity provided by NLDC? Until 29 March 2019, you can benefit from an attractive introductory discount for Metro Connect! Would you like to know more? We are happy to inform you about the possibilities. Please contact