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Latest Netherlands publications


Netherlands power shortage disrupting data centre industry growth

The Dutch Data Center Association (DDA) warned the government of the Netherlands that the power grid is growing too slowly to support technological developments, and is putting the country’s data center industry at risk. In a letter to Eric Weibes, Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate, the DDA alerted the government to capacity issues in the… Read More


Equinix opens AM4 data centre in Amsterdam

Equinix has announced the opening of a new $113 million International Business Exchange data center in Amsterdam. The Equinix AM4 facility has space for over 1,500 cabinets in Phase One, and is expected to grow with four planned expansion phases. At full build, the data center will have 4,200 cabinets comprising 125,000 square feet (11,500… Read More


Europol leads new initiative to fight ransomware

The European investigation agency Europol has combined with Kaspersky Labs, Intel Security and the Dutch police to provide a new resource for the growing numbers of companies and individuals affected by the rise of ransomware – malicious software which locks users’ local files and attempts to extort money in exchange for a decryption key. The… Read More


The self-replicating smartphone app that’s ready for the apocalypse – and the censors

Researchers from the Netherlands are working on a communications app so resilient that it can survive communications and power outages, natural disasters, and can self-replicate, mutate and spread virally between clusters of mobile phones, eventually across all mobile OSes. In the paper Autonomous smartphone apps: self-compilation, mutation, and viral spreading [PDF], lead Paul Brusee and… Read More