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QTS Partners with Eurofiber to Provide Dark Fiber in Europe; Jan Daan Luycks, Rhoderick van der Wyck Quoted

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QTS Realty Trust has partnered with Eurofiber Netherlands to provide dark fiber between QTS' Groningen and Eemshaven, Netherlands data centers to respond to the increased demand for capacity and carrier neutral connectivity in Europe, QTS reported on Tuesday.

"We are pleased to work with Eurofiber as we expand QTS' capability in our European footprint," said Jan Daan (J.D.) Luycks, managing director, QTS. "Eurofiber is an undisputed interconnection leader in Europe and brings extensive market knowledge and synergies that will help accelerate QTS' European business momentum."

Eurofiber's redundant dark fiber and lit services will support QTS' hybrid colocation and hyperscale data center services availability to organizations in the Netherlands and throughout Europe.

Eurofiber's DCspine will enable QTS' customers and partners to connect over a software-defined network, reduce cost and enable rapid connectivity across a single platform. Eurofiber and DCspine also enable direct access and connectivity to hyperscale cloud providers. 

In addition, the new Copenhagen-Brussels-Amsterdam (COBRA) subsea cable will connect with the new HAVFRUE (AEC-2) subsea cable and terminate in QTS Eemshaven to provide QTS Eemshaven a global Network Access Point that will accelerate global interconnection for customers in Europe.  

In addition, Eurofiber recently completed construction on a new fiber-optic path connecting QTS Eemshaven with QTS Groningen to offer two fully separate fiber-optic connections between Groningen and Amsterdam.

The facility has been situated directly along the coast, with access to an undersea cable and abundant energy supply, Eemshaven has emerged as a new global interconnection point for hyperscalers based on the presence of this fully separate fiber-optic route to Groningen, Amsterdam, Hamburg and other European cities.

"QTS is one of the world's leading data center providers with a strong financial backing making them an ideal partner for our broad portfolio of fiber and lit services as they enter the market," said Rhoderick van der Wyck, Director International Business, Eurofiber. "We share similar growth strategies and recognize the opportunity to lead the establishment of Eemshaven as a global interconnection hub serving increasing demand for hyperscale and hybrid colocation solutions."

About QTS

QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: QTS) is a leading provider of data center solutions across a diverse footprint spanning more than 7 million square feet of owned mega scale data center space throughout North America and Europe. 

Through its software-defined data center platform, QTS is able to deliver secure, compliant infrastructure solutions, robust connectivity and premium customer service to leading hyperscale technology companies, enterprises, and government entities.