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Colt to build new data centre in the Netherlands

Colt, Europe’s leading information delivery platform, has announced its first modular data centre deployment in the Netherlands on a 39,000 m2 site. Colt will initially deploy 2,000 m2 of data centre space at the site, before increasing its capacity to 20 halls over 10,000 m2. With a significant anchor tenant already ecured, Colt expects to commence operations at the new carrier neutral data centre in early 2013.

The site will further expand Colt’s modular data centre capabilities, adding to its existing London and Paris sites and is strategically located between the major cities of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Antwerp and Brussels, where it will act as a key hub for the delivery of Colt’s low latency services in the region. For security purposes, the site is also strategically located away from the Netherlands’ low-lying areas to minimise flood risk which, together with the Colt modular data centre’s reputation for quality, means customers can be confident that their information is protected.

“We are delighted to be expanding our footprint in Europe. Given its strategic location between four of Europe’s major cities, the site offers an ideal location for our first modular data centre deployment in the Netherlands,” said Bernard Geoghegan, Executive Vice President at Colt Data Centre Services. “We have already secured a major organisation as anchor tenant for the site and have seen substantial interest from other companies from across the Benelux region. The expansion capability of the site together with our unique modular approach means our customers will be able to scale and add additional capacity as demand requires.”

The company has also released its first quarter financial results which saw revenue for the quarter to end-March of €397.3 million (2011: €377.6 million) representing year on year growth of 5.2%. Growth occurred across all major product categories with voice contributing approximately half of the overall growth and Group EBITDA of €80.6 million (Q1 '11: €77.0 million) represented year on year growth of 4.7%.

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