has opened the first phase of its first fully owned facility, almost a year after breaking ground.

The newly-founded colocation company, which claims to have paid $500,000 for its domain name, hopes to eventually expand operations globally, and is already planning another data center in Dallas, Texas.

The green road to glory’s first facility, located near Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport southeast of the city, offers 19,500 square feet (1812 sq m) of net colocation space, 60 percent of which has already been pre-leased.

The company states that the data center runs on renewable energy and has a PUE of 1.04, thanks to a patented adiabatic cooling system that requires no raised floors, as well as a “highly energy efficient” UPS.

Upon completion, the 117,320 square feet (10,900 sq m) facility will offer 54,000 square feet (5,000 sq m) of colocation space.

The company’s CEO, Jochem Steman, said: “Green technological innovation is the key to building future-proof colocation data centers while achieving an operationally efficient, high-performance computing environment for applications that include HPC, financial trading, and gaming.”

” AMS1 will serve new market demands from the digital media sector, financials, cloud service providers and enterprises requiring demanding, highly available and carrier-neutral data center space in Amsterdam - utilizing the international network density and low latency fiber connectivity in this area,” he added.