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Arent van Daalen is the new Sales Manager for maincubes in Amsterdam. His in-depth familiarity with the Dutch datacenter market will further strengthen our efforts in becoming a major yet truly European colocation service provider in the region.
Van Daalen has been active in the IT industry for almost 25 years. During this time, he has attained important certifications including Certified Data Centre Professional (CDCP) and Certified Data Centre Specialist (CDCS). More important however are his great achievements and successes in large and complex datacenter bids.
A Sales Specialist with an Engineering Mind
“One of my main interests is to have in-depth knowledge of actual datacenter operations,” Van Daalen said. “I have always been a sales specialist, so for me it’s vital that I am able to have meaningful discussions about complex customer requirements. Datacenterrs are far more than just whitespace, cooling and power. It is a complex world of technology and actual demand. A good sales manager understands what it is that clients and partners truly need, allowing himself to proactively design and propose the best solution. This requires deep knowledge of how datacenters work.”
That mindset is completely compatible with the philosophy at maincubes, Van Daalen added. “It truly is an agile organisation,” he said. “the maincubes datacenters are state-of-the-art and can accommodate all kinds of customers with very specific needs.” The Amsterdam facility of maincubes, AMS01, was fully modernised and now has an IT load capacity of close to 5MW. “Our datacenter rooms are able to house the full range of a customer’s IT equipment, including high-density infrastructures.” He also refers to last year’s opening of the Open Compute Project European Experience Center. “It shows the commitment of maincubes to standards with innovative design principles,” he said. “Initiatives such as the Experience Center could really drive the adoption of OCP in Europe going forward.”
Truly European datacenter
While Van Daalen’s main responsibility seems local, the synergy between AMS01 and the Frankfurt FRA01 datacenter actually gives him an international role. Or, as he likes to point out, a European role. “We’ve seen immense consolidation in the Amsterdam datacenter market,” he said. With data becoming extremely valuable and regulations around protection more stringent, maincubes offers a strong proposition by being a true European provider. “All our datacenters are fully GDPR compliant,” he said. “We can guarantee that data always remains within the European Union, and is not subject to laws that are contrary to German or European data privacy laws.”
Colocation – Made in Germany
“The connection between the AMS01 and FRA01 facilities means that maincubes can offer services across those two important locations. We are very well positioned to support organisations that are active in multiple European countries and we offer the same ‘Made in Germany’ service degree across our facilities.”
In his new role, Van Daalen will closely work with Joris te Lintelo, Vice President Sales at maincubes. “I am extremely happy to have Arent in our team,” Joris said. “Besides the fact that he is a real business gentleman, Arent is very experienced in the Dutch datacenter market and the perfect person to support our customers and facilitate our future growth. Having his experience on board is pivotal to our evolution of becoming a strong European colocation company with presence in multiple EU-countries.”