The main reasons for the Netherlands' leading role in the datacenter world are:

  • The Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) is the largest Internet Exchange worldwide in terms of connected peering networks
  • The Netherlands is extremely well connected to the internet through submarine cables and large transit providers
  • Its central position ensures the lowest pan-European latencies
  • The Previder datacenters are located >14 meters above sea level
  • Power with enough capacity is available and the reliability is high
  • Energy prices are favorable
  • The country ranks second in the world in terms of high local broadband penetration and average connection speed
  • It is centrally located and offers good accessibility (Amsterdam Schiphol airport)
  • Economically and politically stable with a focus on international trade. Laws, regulations and tax climate are favorable
  • Highly-educated, English-speaking workforce.

Colocation growth is one of the highest in the world since large cloud service providers, hosting companies, telecom operators, global technology companies and content providers choose to be based in the Netherlands.