Hosting Provider WorldStream Announces Phase 2 Expansion at Its Flagship Data Center
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"Over the last year, demand for our unmanaged hosting services grew significantly. As a result our flagship data center is filling up quickly, requiring us to expand the capacity at this location a bit earlier than initially planned," said Lennert Vollebregt, CEO and co-owner of WorldStream. "We commissioned the first phase of development at this flagship data center in June 2018, so exactly a year ago. This initial building phase has a capacity of 268 racks as well, so the expansion plans announced today means we're now doubling the capacity in this data center."
"The fast growth in customer demand even forces us to accelerate WorldStream's plans to construct another data center build at close distance in Naaldwijk," added Mr. Vollebregt. "We expect to be able to announce these new data center expansion plans quite soon. It will enable us even further to support strong demand for our hosting services from customers worldwide."
N+2 Data Center Setup
The current 268-rack data center expansion at WorldStream's flagship facility is expected to be ready for commissioning in Q4 2019. This data center features a highly energy-efficient design, using indirect adiabatic cooling technology as well as hot-aisle containment. According to WorldStream's calculations, it results in a Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of 1.15, which is an extremely energy-efficient figure. The energy-efficiency and sustainability of this facility is confirmed by third-party audits and awarded with an ISO 14001:2015 certification, specifying its environmental performance.
WorldStream's flagship data center features a highly redundant design with an N+2 setup. The facility is also equipped with a fully modular UPS system to facilitate hot-swappable maintenance and avoiding any downtime. Today's facility expansion includes an investment in two extra 93PM 500kVA Uninterruptable Power Supplies (UPSs) and three new generators (2500kVA each). WorldStream utilizes a mix of leading brands for its data center designs - to aim for maximum efficiency and uptime, catering to 'enterprise-
The high interest for WorldStream's hosting services from clients worldwide is partly due to the extremely large volume of bandwidth available in WorldStream's global network and the associated DDoS protection capabilities it brings, added Nick de Jong, Sales Director at WorldStream. "The 10Tbps of bandwidth volume with 5Tbps utilization attracts cloud service providers, managed service providers and broadcasters alike from countries all over the world - companies with the highest uptime requirements looking for ultimate bandwidth scalability,"
Founded in 2006, WorldStream is headquartered in Naaldwijk, the Netherlands. With currently more than 15,000 dedicated servers installed in data centers, WorldStream is a security-focused Infrastructure-
WorldStream owns a global network with a total capacity of currently 10Tbit/s, with a maximum network utilization of 50 percent to provide customers with high-scalability options and the ability to easily mitigate the impact of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. WorldStream servers are housed in data centers of WorldStream's sister company Greenhouse Datacenters, who operates two highly energy-efficient data centers in Naaldwijk, the Netherlands.
To learn about WorldStream, visit https://www.worldstream.nl/
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