nLighten expands presence in Europe with acquisition of a data center in Amsterdam

nLighten acquires Gyro Center and enters the Dutch market

A view across the Amstel Canal to the backdrop of the city of Amterdam
Amsterdam, 23.11.2023 – nLighten, a digital infrastructure platform of ISquared Capital, a leading global infrastructure investor, has acquired GYROCenter ("Gyro"), a high-performance data center in Amsterdam. With this acquisition, nLighten is pushing ahead with its European expansion and is one step closer to its goal of building and operating the leading edge datacenter platform in Europe.

The data center market in the Netherlands is one of the largest in Europe, benefitting from its stable power supply, good infrastructure and convenient location. Amsterdam, in particular, is one of the most important European Internet hubs and a key location for the international data center industry, alongside London, Paris and Frankfurt.

Gyro's carrier-neutral data center procures 100% renewable energy and is proactively managing energy consumption, which aligns with nLighten´s mission to deliver services in a more sustainable and responsible way. Gyro is located in an excellent area regarding connectivity, security and availability offering a personal approach and 24/7 on-site IT staff. In order to bring Gyro up to state-of-the-art standards, structural measures in accordance with Tier III will be carried out in the near future and the cooling system will be modernised.

"We continue to work full steam ahead towards building the leading edge data center platform in Europe," says Harro Beusker, co-founder and CEO of nLighten. "After Germany, France and UK, we are now expanding to the Netherlands and covering another important and attractive business location."

About nLighten

nLighten is a digital infrastructure platform of I Squared Capital through its ISQ Global Infrastructure Fund III. We are developing innovative edge data centers distributed across European key economic hubs to provide best-in-class network access to regional, national and global enterprises, private users and the mobile workforce.

With the strategic distribution of its edge data centers, nLighten is working towards a pan-European presence in all major cities and providing customers and partners access to low latency and proximity to end users across Europe. The nLighten edge data centers are designed to meet the increasing demand for faster and more reliable data processing and storage, while also being mindful of environmental impacts.

nLighten was founded in 2021 by a core team with many years of experience and wide-ranging expertise in the data center sector. The team’s main motivation was to create the next step for the data center industry and align edge data centers with the green transition.

nLighten’s goal is to build and operate the leading pan-European edge data center platform.