Intelligent Data Centres Issue 45 | Page 47

Ogy Smet , CTO , Datacenter United


In order to separate itself from competitors , demonstrate its continued innovation and prove its ability to meet critical customer demands , Datacenter United set out to do the ‘ impossible ’ and earn a Tier IV Certification of Constructed Facility ( TCCF ) for its Antwerp data centre . I caught up with
Ogy Smet , CTO , Datacenter United and Friso Haringsma , CEO , Datacenter United , who discuss how the Certification helped the company to strengthen its market position and bring its organisation and ambitions to a higher level . atacenter United is a

D leading provider of carrier-neutral colocation data centre services in Belgium . It operates a high-quality , well-connected network of six state-of-the-art data centres across the country and also offers a wide range of specialised data centre support and Business Continuity services . Founded in 2010 , Datacenter United has grown rapidly over the past decade and with the recent addition of three new data centres , now operates facilities in Antwerp , Brussels and other key regions throughout Belgium .

The company prides itself on its commitment to quality , simplicity and transparency , extensive Digital Transformation experience , as well as the unparalleled value and reliability it offers to its customer base of local SMEs , cloud providers , telecom companies , governments and more .
In May 2022 , Datacenter United launched its new facility in Antwerp , featuring industry-leading technical capabilities from unparalleled data redundancy and advanced information security system to its emergency power facilities , cutting-edge cooling and fire protection and more . Ideal as a primary data centre or backup location for organisations in surrounding countries , the new Antwerp site has raised the bar for digital infrastructure quality and reliability in Belgium and shattered longstanding misconceptions around the country ’ s limits for data centre excellence in the process . www . intelligentdatacentres . com