Amsterdam Cloud Hosting

Nikhef is an institute for fundamental research in the field of sub-atomic physics. As a not-for-profit, neutral and independent organization Nikhef has a long tradition in the development of the Internet. Nikhef remains committed to play a role in improving the infrastructure of the Internet.

Since 1996 Nikhef, together with SARA, has served as housing partner for the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) and its members. Nowadays around 400 members connect to the AMS-IX at Nikhef, generating a substantial part of the total AMS-IX public peering traffic.

Nikhef houses one other Internet exchange: NL-IX. Various essential Internet services are also located at Nikhef: an any-cast K-root server from RIPE NCC, an F-root server from ISC and several country code TLD servers.

Amsterdam Datacenter Specifications

  • Rack space in a 19" rack for router and auxiliary equipment
  • Rack dimensions 46U: 60 x 90 x 220 cm (width x depth x height)
  • Per rack a redundant 230V, 50 Hz, 16A power feed
  • No-break system
  • Airconditioning
  • Overhead fiber cabling system
  • Fire protection
  • Closed circuit television system
  • 24*7 entrance to building with customer-registration
  • 24*7 security on site (campus)
  • Intelligent hands and feet during regular working hours
  • Additional services can be arranged e.g.
  • out-of-band management
  • cable connections for private peering
  • note: connections from the Nikhef housing site to the other Sciencepark-sites, SARA and TeleCity, are managed by SARA and TeleCity respectively (see 'fees and contracts')

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