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Press Release -- July 8th, 2021
Source: nl-ix, northc

NorthC and NL-ix expand cooperation

The Hague, Netherlands, 8 July 2021 NorthC Datacenters (NorthC) and NL-ix will intensify their existing partnership. The NorthC datacenter in Rotterdam Zestienhoven will be connected to the European NL-ix network. With that, all ten NorthC Datacenters will be connected to the NL-ix fabric.

Bart van Aanholt, Chief Commercial Officer NorthC Datacenters (L), and
Marien Keizer, Chief Commercial Officer NL-ix (R)

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NorthC customers will now be able to connect to all networks and companies available in the top 100 datacenters in Europe connected to the NL-ix network. And by using other NL-ix services, customers can connect easily and over a short and direct path to all other networks making up the Internet.

Both NorthC and NL-ix see The Rotterdam – The Hague region as strategic; growth of economic activities in this region have been above the national average over the last years. This region also has excellent opportunities to develop into a Smart Digital Region and to be leading in the Internet of Things, 5G, cloud and other digital innovations that need modern datacenters and fast and reliable ways to interconnect; the essential groundwork of our digital infrastructure.

Bart van Aanholt, Chief Commercial Officer at NorthC is elated about strengthening the cooperation: “Good and reliable connectivity with the outside world is essential for our customers. NorthC is always on the lookout for strong on-site partners that can deliver high-quality services to our customers. With the NL-ix connection, we can now further improve the service level that we can offer our Rotterdam customers. Currently, we are building out our Rotterdam capacity to 4.5MW but are, together with local partners like NL-ix, ready to facilitate further growth.”

Marien Keizer, Chief commercial officer at NL-ix adds:” I am proud we are working together with a large regional heavyweight as NorthC. Connecting NorthC in Rotterdam means we now have connected eight of the most important datacenters in the Rotterdam – The Hague region to the NL-ix fabric and the rest of the Internet. We are determined to play an important role in the development of this region by unlocking and fueling, together with partners like NorthC, the growing economic activity and by connecting networks and companies to our platform”.

Jointly, the users of the NL-ix platform in the Rotterdam – The Hague area generate 1.2 Tb/s of Internet traffic that is distributed over the NL-ix platform, the total connected capacity is 2.86 Tb/s. For a large part, this strong position can be attributed to the takeover of the Rotterdam Internet Exchange by NL-ix in 2018.

About NorthC

With ten data centers, NorthC is the largest regional data center provider in the Netherlands, serving both large enterprises and public sector organizations as well as cloud and IT providers and small business. NorthC distinguishes itself with a strong local presence in several Dutch regions, high quality services and customized offerings for connectivity and hybrid cloud solutions. Close collaboration with regional IT partners allows NorthC to offer complete solutions to support customers’ digital transformation. Combined, the ten data center locations have a floor surface of almost 60.000 m2 and a power capacity of 44 megawatt. For more information, please visit

About NL-ix
NL-ix is Europe’s most experienced – and largest – geo-dispersed interconnect exchange, combining one of the world’s leading Internet exchanges with a full portfolio of network, cloud and data center interconnection solutions. Via a range of innovative tools, our members can own, scale and orchestrate their interconnections locally, regionally, or across Europe.

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