Dedicated Servers in Netherlands data center

Published by HCE - April 2, 2018

Host Color has launched is its European IT hosting services in 2003, after establishing its own Colocation site in the Grafix data center, based out of Alpen a/d Rijn, near Amsterdam, Netherlands. We have started providing Dedicated Servers and Shared Hosting from this location and have been using it for almost 4 years. In 2008 we have decided to close it and to establish POPs (Point of Presence) in other European countries. However, ever since we have been receiving requests for servers and computing instances, physically located in Netherlands.

In 2017, we have decided to open a new IT Infrastructure service point in Netherlands and to establish a POP (Point of Presence) in data center located in Rotterdam/Den Haag, Netherlands. So, in Q1 of 2018 HCE has started offering physical Dedicated Servers, Cloud VMs and Application Hosting with 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps Internet connection, covered by a Service Level Agreement (SLA) from Greenhouse Datacenters.

The Netherlands Data Center

Our data center, located near Den Haag based is a resilient facility and monitored via a CCTV system. All doors open with access cards. The DC security system also has a biometric facial recognition technology. The fire extinguishing system uses smoke alarms to trigger a gas extinguishing system, which releases gas into the room under high pressure and reduces oxygen levels in the room in case of fire.

The data center is connected to the Westland Infra energy network. The electricity is supplied through two separate redundant power feeds with power capacity of of 1600 kVA. As you would expect, Greenhouse Datacenters uses green energy. The internal power infrastructure features fully independent A & B power cycles with separate UPS systems and diesel generators in N+1 configuration. The generators provide uninterruptible power supply to the whole data center for 96 hours.

Internet Connectivity & Networking

The data center features uplinks to CenturyLink (Level 3), NLIX, Cogent, KPN, Hibernia and other ISPs and networks. Both IPv4 and IPv6 networking services are available.

Cloud Computing IaaS

HCE provisions VMware-based Cloud computing services from our Netherlands data center, with Public Cloud, Private Cloud and Hybrid Clouds. The Cloud IaaS products are available in our European Cloud Servers section.

Netherlands Dedicated Servers with 1 Gbps & 10 Gbps Ports

All three groups of Dedicated Hosting Services - "4 CPU CORES (1x INTEL XEON)" based servers, "8+ CPU CORES (2x INTEL XEON)" powered physical servers and the "24 CPU CORES (4x INTEL XEON)" based servers are provisioned from our Netherlands POP.

All HCE Netherlands based Dedicated Servers are connected to 1 Gbps ports by default and feature DDoS protection. The standard data transfer limit for the entry-level Dedicated Servers is 20 TB. 10 Gbps Dedicated Servers are also available with PCI-E SSD storage.

We have 24/7/365 onsite technicians in the Netherlands data center, operated by Dutch NOC partner. HCE's own 24/7 remote NOC also provides supports to all customers who have dedicated servers and infrastructure there.