AFIBER selects maincubes Amsterdam to expand optical services reach

Created February 25, 2019
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AFIBER, a provider of optical connectivity services, is expanding its service footprint using the maincubes AMS01 data centre located in Schiphol-Rijk, part of the Amsterdam metro area. AFIBER’s footprint covers over 50 data centres and over 1,500 multi-tenant office locations in The Netherlands.

With AFIBER’s services, maincubes can meet high capacity connectivity demands of customers, ranging from 1Gbps to 100Gbps multiples, while reducing average transmission latency by more than 50% compared to IP and Ethernet services, said the partners. Cyber security solutions include end-to-end optical encryption of high capacity network connections without impacting latency or throughput.

Thomas Visscher, commercial director at AFIBER, said: “By adding maincubes to our network, we are basically fulfilling two types of demand. Firstly, from the enterprises within maincubes that need a high level of security and performance from their connectivity, and, secondly, from our network service provider partners that see a great opportunity in offering their networking and IT services in a recently opened data centre from a major data centre brand.”

Joris te Lintelo, director of maincubes Amsterdam, said: “Customers expect a data centre to have a broad ecosystem of network and IT service providers available that enables them to build a solution that fits their purposes and provide the flexibility to grow their business on their own terms.

“The addition of AFIBER’s connectivity services to the maincubes AMS01 data centre demonstrates that we are listening closely to our customers regards their need for flexible connectivity and security. This agreement also further expands our international connectivity portfolio.”

Part of German construction conglomerate Zech Group and headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, maincubes has planned a roll-out of large-scale data centres across Europe. Its current locations include Frankfurt and Amsterdam.

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by Antony Savvas

Antony Savvas is a global technology journalist covering the key trends in the communications industry, and was there at the beginning of mobile business and ICT convergence, the move to the cloud and now digital transformation