AFIBER Selects maincubes Amsterdam to Expand Its Optical Connectivity Services Reach

AFIBER, a leading provider of optical connectivity services, has selected to expand its service footprint with the maincubes AMS01 datacenter located in Schiphol-Rijk, part of the Amsterdam metro area. As from today, network and IT service providers can tap into AFIBER’s optical transmission services to deliver their services to maincubes customers, or connect maincubes to any destination within the AFIBER footprint covering 50+ data centers and 1500+ enterprise locations.

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

“Customers expect a data center 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,” said Joris te Lintelo, Director of maincubes Amsterdam. “The addition of AFIBER’s connectivity services to the maincubes AMS01 data center in The Netherlands demonstrates that we are listening closely to the need for flexible connectivity and security requirements of our customers.”

The following AFIBER services are available at the maincubes AMS01 facility in Amsterdam:

• EthernetWAVE
Managed wavelength connection with 1-100GbE interfaces to customer equipment with optional encryption capabilities.
• CarrierWAVE
Dark wavelength lit by customer equipment with DWDM or CWDM transceivers.
• MetroFIBER
Dark fiber connection lit by customer equipment.
• AccessWAVE
1-10Gb private wavelength connection from customer office location to maincubes data centers.

Additional Quotes

• Joris te Lintelo, Director at maincubes Amsterdam
“The AFIBER Optical Connectivity Platform further strengthens maincubes’ German-engineered approach towards deploying highly secured and innovative data centers across Europe. As a data center operator with German roots, we don’t like to take any risks with regards to the maincubes data center designs including our connectivity offerings. This agreement with AFIBER further expands our international connectivity portfolio while enhancing the network performance and security options for our enterprise customers. It also provides colocation customers such as managed service providers the opportunity to easily establish low latency and secure connections with their clients. The benefits to our top-end customers are in line with our German-engineered approach: superior networking quality and flexibility added to our advanced colocation features; fast network setup; self-control for network operations; and highly scalable network services – with a personal customer driven approach that will help optimize our customers’ business and investment case.”

• Thomas Visscher, Commercial Director at AFIBER
“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 datacenter from a major datacenter brand.”

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