3W Infra had its HQs as well as its server and network infrastructure located in another facility in Amsterdam. During their tenancy this facility was acquired and became part of a global data center conglomerate. 3W Infra delivers highly customer-specific IaaS hosting infrastructures, closely tailored to individual needs, meaning they expect the highest flexibility approach from their data center operator as well. According to 3W Infra, the existing facility isn’t able to fully respond to these dynamic demands.
As a privately-owned European data center operator with energy-efficient and sustainably operated colocation facilities located in Frankfurt, Germany, and Amsterdam, the Netherlands, maincubes provides colocation services from its AMS01 facility for small up to large (multiple MW) deployments, and from rack by rack and cages up to private suites as well as data center in data center setups. maincubes is able to provide 3W Infra with the flexibility and scalability options the company is looking for. The private data center suite offered to 3W Infra has been commissioned at the end of May. At the same time, 3W Infra has moved its headquarters to maincubes AMS01.
Network Backbone Upgrade
3W Infra owns/operates a high-volume global backbone with redundant design. The company’s dedicated dark fiber ring in the Amsterdam region is at the basis of this network, connecting 5 data center Points-of-Presence (PoPs) in Amsterdam. As a hyper connected data center, the maincubes AMS01 facility will now be used as the main network PoP for 3W Infra’s global backbone and be home to its newly purchased network equipment, distributing 3W Infra’s new multiple 100G Transit ports across all PoPs in the Amsterdam area. The migration of this network equipment will take place during the coming weeks.
“maincubes AMS01 in Amsterdam Schiphol-Rijk will now become our flagship data center, providing us with the highest colocation service flexibility we could wish for,” said Murat Bayhan, founder and CEO of 3W Infra. “The fact that maincubes is privately owned and probably the only true independent and European data center operator left in the Amsterdam area works to their advantage. That’s my opinion. They are willing to adapt to the dynamic and unpredictable client needs to which we must respond as an IaaS hosting company. They are perfectly able to meet 3W Infra’s flexibility and scalability requirements, also quickly, allowing us to rapidly deploy highly customized IaaS hosting setups. maincubes acts as a strategic business partner for us, so to say.”
New HQs, OCP, Immersion Cooling
The maincubes AMS01 data center is also home to the European Open Compute Project (OCP) Experience Center, operated by data center vendor Rittal and official OCP solutions provider Circle B. It is available as a demo center, while it can also be used to test new ‘OCP Accepted’ and ‘OCP Inspired’ data center environments as well as telecom solutions. Next to that, maincubes is offering ‘immersion cooling’ (liquid cooling) solutions in dedicated immersion cooling colocation suites in its Amsterdam AMS01 data center, aiming for HPC, AI and machine learning workload deployments.
“As an IaaS hosting provider, we definitely like these extras,” added Mr. Bayhan. “It’s not just colocation maincubes is providing us and it’s quite an innovative and absolutely unique approach, I have to say. I’ve never seen a colocation provider offering so many extra’s under one roof, with different sustainable and state-of-the-art technology solutions to select and use.”
“We’re providing Murat and his team with the ability to scale their infrastructure whenever needed,” said Joris te Lintelo, Vice President Sales at maincubes. “We’re also empowering them with a highly flexible approach. And if they would like to, they can test these new and innovative technologies or offer them to their clients. We’ll make sure they will feel right at home here. On top of that, the office and storage space we offer 3W Infra at maincubes AMS01 allow their engineers to quickly respond to provisioning requests or any requests that may occur.”